PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Translator: Christine Donougher
The combination of decadence, the macabre, the demonic, and depraved female heroines made Boito’s stories an immediate and popular success in fin-de-siecle Italy. Today Boito is seen as one of the major Italian authors of his period and the master of the novella form. Outside Italy Luchino Visconti’s film of ‘Senso ‘, which brilliantly captured the ambience and atmosphere of the novella, created a world-wide audience for Boito’s work.
This selection contains his most celebrated novelle, including ‘A Body’ the bizarre tale of rivalry between an artist and a student of anatomy for the beautiful body of Carlotta, the artist’s dead mistress
In addition to 'Senso' and 'A Body' there are four other stories 'Christmas Eve', 'Vade Retro, Satana', 'The Grey Blotch' and 'Buddha's Collar'.
Senso will appeal to readers who love the fin-de-siecle and femmes fatales in their fiction.