A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Centuria by Giorgio Manganelli. I’ve just finished reading books. Well, sort of. Giorgio Manganelli’s Centuria contains short-short stories, each taking up only about 1. Notable works, Hilarotragedia, La letteratura come menzogna, Centuria: cento piccoli romanzi fiume. Giorgio Manganelli (15 November – 28 May ) was an Italian journalist, avant-garde.

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Cashback within 3 days from shipment. An incredibly rich collection, with some brilliant ideas, Centuria is both entertaining and thought-provoking. Want to Read saving….

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What I thought would be short scenes making for somewhat light reading turned out to me much nanganelli substantial and intense. It is a book worth reading. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Centuria – Giorgio Manganelli

It is very well written. The stories are incredibly varied — indeed, far from growing stale or repetitious, the collection gains energy in its variations and echoes. Book ReviewsItalian Literatureshort story collections. Customers who bought this item also bought. Three stories appeared in the March issue of Harpers magazine, and twelve stories in the spring “Zukofsky” issue of Chicago Review.


Refresh and try again. It’s a small criticism of a brilliant work, but one I make to point out that in the end Centuria is more stimulating than entertaining, and I think it could have been both. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

Preview — Centuria by Giorgio Manganelli. Amazingly, there’s practically no let-down across the hundred tales: I’d never heard of Manganelli but, as is mentioned on the back cover, he was a contemporary of Calvino and Eco, which seemed to be a good indication that Centuria would contain the type of writing I enjoy.

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Centuria by Giorgio Manganelli. Centuria was first published in and was winner of the Viareggio Prize in Literature that same year.

mangaelli There is the grand — stories describing the day before the Creation of the World, or, in one of the true stand-outs, the demise of the dinosaurs — and the mundane.


The themes expressed in ultra-short format are still interesting and engrossing. Calvino’s later story-mosaics surprise us by depicting a world we recognize; his invisible city is late twentieth-century Rome.

Lists with This Book. Characters meet themselves or are condemned to non-existence. Italo Calvino once remarked that in Giorgio Manganelli, “Italian literature has a writer who resembles no one else, unmistakable in each of his phrases, an inventor who is irresistible and inexhaustible giorgil his games with language and ideas.

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