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  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199572461
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199572465
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 1.3 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rome Tales offers a scintillating range of writing. (Benjamin Ivry, The Star-Ledger)

About the Author


Helen Constantine has published many volumes of translated stories, and edits the international magazine Modern Poetry in Translation. Hugh Shankland lived several years in Rome before founding and heading the Italian department at Durham University.


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Visited Rome last year 2013, and in the local tourist magazine in the hotel room this book was recommended. Sort've brings the area more 'alive' when you read these short, interesting stories so much so that I bought Paris Tales too
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I started this book with enthusiasm. Having read other reviews I thought it would add another dimension to my views on this lovely city and would enhance my next visit there. However I could not relate to the stories at all and I gave up half way through and took the book to the charity shop hoping it would be more useful to someone else.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x94e08e34) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
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HASH(0x8fb79444) out of 5 stars Nice Little Stories Giving Various Glimpses of Roman Life 28 July 2013
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These stories have no theme that I could pick up on. I like that. It's something new and different for each. I imagine myself sitting in a minor, undisturbed piazza for the 2-3 minutes of reading
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HASH(0x8fb681e0) out of 5 stars Generally forgettable 26 Feb. 2016
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These stories have obviously all been translated by British translators, and as a result, the Italian slang in many of the stories is rendered as British slang, which I found very jarring. Some of the tales were fairly interesting, others a snooze.
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HASH(0x9317ded0) out of 5 stars This is a pretty good example of that 25 Aug. 2015
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Some times short story writes seem to feel obligated to be a little weird. This is a pretty good example of that.
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