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The Resource Love and gymnastics, Edmondo de Amicis ; translated by David Chapman

Love and gymnastics, Edmondo de Amicis ; translated by David Chapman

Label
Love and gymnastics
Title
Love and gymnastics
Statement of responsibility
Edmondo de Amicis ; translated by David Chapman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
In this comic masterpiece from 1892, timid little Mr. Celzani is consumed by love for the disdainful Miss Pedani, an Amazonian gymnast with whom he shares an apartment block. The machinations of their fellow inhabitants notwithstanding, he finds his romantic efforts repeatedly thwarted by his beloved's simgle-minded focus on her rigorous physical discipline. Through the intertwining themes of the title, De Amicis proposes a timeless meditation on devotion, hope, persistence and the need for balance in all human relations. Rediscovered by Italo Calvino, this rare novella by one of Italy's best-loved literary talents links the themes of romantic love and sportsmanship. It is published here for the first time in English
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1846-1908
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Amicis, Edmondo
Dewey number
853.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4863.A3
LC item number
A813 2011
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Hesperus classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women gymnasts
  • Obsession in men
  • Unrequited love
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Italy
Label
Love and gymnastics, Edmondo de Amicis ; translated by David Chapman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 136 pages
Isbn
9781843911937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn319210448
  • (OCoLC)319210448
Label
Love and gymnastics, Edmondo de Amicis ; translated by David Chapman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 136 pages
Isbn
9781843911937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn319210448
  • (OCoLC)319210448

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