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Osti, Alessandra

Overview
Works: 17 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 66 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Sea stories  Records and correspondence  Fictional autobiographies  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR4558, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alessandra Osti
Full of life by John Fante( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the definitive biography of John Fante, English and film studies professor Stephen Cooper explores the life of a man whose muse was Los Angeles
Persona e democrazia liberale by Alessandra Osti( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1933 was a bad year by John Fante( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped in a small, poverty-ridden town in 1933, under pressure from his father to go into the family business, seventeen-year-old Dominic Molise yearns to fulfill his own dreams
The Paris review : il libro per aerei, treni, ascensori e sale d'attesa( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters, 1932-1981 by John Fante( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris review : il libro della gente con problemi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sto sulla riva dell'acqua e sogno : lettere a Mencken (1930-1952) by John Fante( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mon chien Stupide by John Fante( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West of Rome's two novellas, "My Dog Stupid" and "The Orgy," fulfill the promise of their rousing titles. The latter novella opens with virtuoso description: "His name was Frank Gagliano, and he did not believe in God. He was that most singular and startling craftsman of the building trade-a left-handed bricklayer. Like my father, Frank came from Torcella Peligna, a cliff-hugging town in the Abruzzi. Lean as a spider, he wore a leather cap and puttees the year around, and he was so bowlegged a dog could lope between his knees without touching them."
Lucia in London by E. F Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION. Using her best social-climbing instincts and refusing to be embarrassed, Lucia sets out to conquer London and mingle with the beau monde. Soon a secret group of 'Luciaphiles' springs up; the social climbers who make up its rank never tire of watching her get into and out of all kinds of trouble
The third eye by David Knowles( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Every summer, Jefferson sublets an enormous Soho apartment to a new beautiful young woman--and then secretly snaps pictures of her for an art project. In this brooding novel of art and obsession, Knowles is brilliant at exquisitely unfolding the voyeur's plan in spare, elegant prose
The secrets of the camera obscura : novella by David Knowles( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A San Francisco man investigates the death by decapitation of a beautiful Italian woman who was a frequent visitor to his camera obscura, a darkened room where shapes play on a wall. The woman is the latest victim of a spell cast centuries ago
Every man for himself by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The sinking of the Titanic featuring Morgan, an American playboy who is the nephew of the ship's owner. After days of boozing and wenching, Morgan gets the opportunity to prove that he can also be a hero. By the author of The Birthday Boys
Fanshawe, a tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Published anonymously at his own expense in 1828, Hawthorne's first novel is an engrossing apprentice work
The Golden Spur, a novel by Dawn Powell( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Young man from Ohio comes to Greenwich Village in search of his real father
The city and the pillar and seven early stories : revised, with a new preface by the author by Gore Vidal( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1948, Gore Vidal was a celebrated twenty-two-year-old war novelist about to embark on a career in politics. His future seemed clear. But then he made a choice that changed his life. He published The City and the Pillar, an openly homosexual novel that was taken to be largely autobiographical. "I have read that I was too stupid at the time to know what I was doing," he notes in his introduction to this edition, "but in such matters I have always had a certain alertness. I knew that my description of the love affair between two 'normal' all-American boys, of the sort that I had spent three years in the army with during the war, would challenge every superstition about sex in my native land." His publisher hated the book. The New York Times would not advertise it. The City and the Pillar became a bestseller, nevertheless, and is now a classic. Thomas Mann called it a "noble work." The tragic story of Jim Willard's self-deluded love for another small-town American boy and the portrait of homosexual life in New York and Hollywood in the forties are still moving and truthful, as evocative and topical today as they were nearly fifty years ago. This edition incorporates Vidal's 1965 revisions and some further emendations by the author. Vidal's only collection of short stories, published as A Thirsty Evil in 1956, is also included here, bringing together for the first time his early homoerotic work. These subtle and comic tales, set in Key West, Washington, D.C., Paris, and New York, are at once sophisticated and charming, written with the narrative power for which Gore Vidal is famous
L'angelo caduto : vita di Jack Kerouac by Steve Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A classic tale of an orphan growing up in the 1800's of England. Intimately rooted in the author's own biography and written as a first-person narrative, "David Copperfield" charts a young man's progress through a difficult childhood in Victorian England to ultimate success as a novelist, finding true love along the way
 
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Languages
Italian (26)