C. Sturgess

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (81 of 99)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 819,730 - Total Helpful Votes: 81 of 99
I Malavoglia (the House by the Medlar Tree) (Dedal&hellip by Eric Lane
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The previous reviewer has seriously undervalued this masterpiece of Italian literature. It is a five star book and essential reading for anyone interested in Italy and its culture. D H Lawrence, no less, understood Verga's genius and translated some of his work. Buy it, and be enthralled.
Farewell Anatolia (Modern Greek writers) by Dido Sotiriou
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It should be enough to say that this is one of the most important books written by a Greek in the 20th century. Anybody interested in the history of Greece and Turkey should read it as a matter of urgency. It is a 5 star book and a classic - and will remain so.
Complete Poetical Works and Selected Prose of Geor&hellip by George Bacovia
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Poet of Melancholy, 19 Dec 2007
A winter's night, rain, an isolated village, cold, solitude, lost, sad, broken, finished....no family (that matters), no friends (who are around), no pets....The moon, trees, the open road, no dialogue except with nature. The place we all are in, finally, or before. You feel sorry for poor old lonely Bacovia ? Don't be - he has the last laugh, the eternal laugh, sitting, shyly, in the front row of the immortals.