In this wickedly hilarious collection of fables, Alessandro Boffa introduces us to Viskovitz and his never-ending search for his true love, Ljuba.
Author: Alessandro Boffa
In this wickedly hilarious collection of fables, Alessandro Boffa introduces us to Viskovitz and his never-ending search for his true love, Ljuba. As he changes from a lovelorn lion to a jealous finch, from a confused dung beetle to an enlightened police dog, Viskovitz embraces his metamorphoses with wry humor and an oftentimes painful sense of self. As an ant, Viskovitz fights his way to the top where his egotism calls on the colony to create a monument to his greatness out of a piece of bread. As a sponge, he is horrified by the inbreeding in his family—“I’m my own mother-in-law!!!”—and yearns for a change in current so he can mate with Ljuba, who lies downstream. As a mantis, he asks his mother what his father was like, only to hear, “Crunchy. A bit salty. High in fiber.” Unfortunately, when he meets Ljuba shortly thereafter, he follows his father’s fate. And as a scorpion, his uncontrollably deadly efficiency meets its match in Ljuba and finds “no way to escape this intolerable, sinister happiness.”
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punishment is sure! Source: J. Lowe, Billy ... Source: Alessandro Boffa, "You're
Losing Your Head, Viskovitz," in You're an Animal Viskovitz! (New York: Alfred A.
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Casey also translated Alessandro Boffa's You're an Animal , Viskovitz ! ( 2002 )
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Most recently , Mary Zimmerman's award - winning play METAMORPHOSES (
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
He has translated two Italian novels : You're An Animal , Viskovitz by A. Boffa ,
and Enchantments by Linda Ferri . Casey teaches at the University of Virginia .
His essay “ What's Funny ? ” was presented at the Sewanee Writers ' Conference
... Supper at the Black Pearl , An American Romance , and Testimony and
Demeanor . He is a professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia .
He has translated You ' re an Animal , Viskovitz ! by Alessandro Boffa . A NOTE
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Author: Linda Ferri
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
This episodic novel captures the life of a young Italian girl living in Paris with her parents and siblings as she enjoys the experiences of childhood, comes of age, and is forced to confront the death of her father.
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Boffa , Alessandro . You're an animal , Viskovitz ! - Canongate , 2004 . Booth ,
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... Testimony and Demeanor , 1979 ( Friends Am . Lit. award 1980 ) , Spartina ,
1989 ( Nat . Book award 1989 ) , Supper at the Black Pearl , 1995 , The Half - life
of Happiness , 1998 ; co - translator : You're an Animal , Viskovitz ( By A. Boffa ) .
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Amusing Tales of Animal Mind ne result of mentalistic musings is entertaining
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