Il Postino

ISBN-10: 0393330397
ISBN-13: 9780393330397
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

"A jewel of a story."The New Yorker The unforgettable inspiration for the Academy Award-winningIl Postino, this classic novel established Antonio Skármeta's reputation as "one of the most representative authors of the post-boom generation in contemporary Latin American letters"(Christian Science Monitor). Boisterously funny and passionate,The Postmantells of young love ignited by the poetry of Pablo Neruda. Set in the colorful, ebullient years preceding the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, the book has been translated into nearly twenty-five languages around the world.

Author Antonio Sk�rmeta was born in Antofagasta, Chile on November 7, 1940. He studied literature and philosophy in Chile and at Columbia University. He taught literature at the University of Chile from 1967 to 1973. He left his country in 1973 because he was profoundly affected by his country's political travail. After the collapse of Pinochet's military dictatorship, Sk�rmeta returned to Chile and hosted a television program on literature and the arts. He served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany from 2000 to 2003. He has written several novels including Ardiente Paciencia, which inspired the 1994 Academy Award-winning movie Il Postino (The Postman); The Insurrection, about the Nicaraguan Revolution just before Somoza's fall; and Chileno!, a young adult book drawing on Sk�rmeta 's own experience of exile.

Katherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC).

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