Re: RARA-AVIS: Leonardo Sciascia and others

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 23 Jan 2003

Thanks to everybody for their comments.

I've ordered Sciascia's "To Each His Own".

Luca's description of Scerbanenco (the Italian Woolrich!) grabbed me. Unfortunately it doesn't appear that much of Wulricci's work has been translated into English (stacks in German, but my German isn't up to the task these days). I did manage to track down a copy of "Duca and the Milan Murders" in English. If Scerbanenco is any good, and not too colloquial, I might try to learn Italian. As Luca says, Italian noir is a "very prolific" genre. I might even emigrate...

Describing Izzo, Etienne said, "His first novel of this genre: 'Total Kh鯰s' (title could be translated as : Total Chaos) is a first class novel, very noir, pessimistic and tough." And, yes, it's orderable. Published by Eurocrime under the title "One Helluva Mess".

Yasmina Khadra's "Wolf Dreams" will be out in English in June.

Thanks again for the wealth of info.


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