You re an Animal Viskovitz

You re an Animal  Viskovitz

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

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307430359

Category: Fiction

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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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Rain Taxi Review of Books

Rain Taxi Review of Books

You're An Animal , Viskovitz ! often comes down to the grim details of the animal
kingdom's sex lives ( rather sad when you consider that the males are often ... We
're animals , too , and that's perhaps Boffa's Nectar racks up a mounting point .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113359892

Category: Arts, Modern

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Critical Reading for College and Beyond

Critical Reading for College and Beyond

I must tell you plainly — you are going to hell! You listen! Don't you trifle ... Your
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.

Author: Deborah Daiek

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 0072473762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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Critical Reading for College and Beyond uses regular journaling and self-assessment techniques to help students hone their abilities to read, analyze, and respond to textbooks and other college-appropriate materials.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Best Books for High School Readers

Best Books for High School Readers

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015059323223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1182

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Provides an annotated listing of recommended reading material for students in grades nine through twelve, or ages fifteen through eighteen.
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Translation Review

Translation Review

Casey also translated Alessandro Boffa's You're an Animal , Viskovitz ! ( 2002 )
and worked with Linda Ferri on translating Enchantments into English . Hornby ,
Simonetta Agnello . The Almond Picker : A Novel . ( La Mennulara . 2002. ) .

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ISBN: UCR:31210023575358

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Most recently , Mary Zimmerman's award - winning play METAMORPHOSES (
Northwestern ) presents the work as a parable about the healing power of love .
By contrast , Alessandro Boffa's comic novel , YOU'RE AN ANIMAL , VISKOVITZ !

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ISBN: IND:30000085212003

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The Spectator

The Spectator

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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

12.99 ( 0-06-052922-9 ) Your Vegetarian Pregnancy : A Month by Month Guide to
PrimGames ) Random Info Grp . set . ... You're an Animal , Viskovitz . ... You're
Not Crazy , You're Coping : Reflections For Those ( 1-878318-01-2 ) IN Univ ...

Author: Rose Arny

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ISBN: UOM:39015054030385

Category: American literature

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Books for the Teen Age

Books for the Teen Age

Author: New York Public Library

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ISBN: UOM:39015081575659

Category: Children's literature

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The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest

... good breeding United States Attitudes Catching a wave Youngstown ( Ohio )
Race relations Linkon , S . L . Steeltown U . S . A . Your face here . Catterall , A .
Your mouth is lovely . Richler , N . Your word is truth You ' re an animal , Viskovitz
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ISBN: UOM:39015057977368

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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

447 You bet your life ( Dooling ) FIC The young adventurer ' s guide to Everest .
796 . 522 Young architects 3 . 720 . 7973 Young Cam Jansen ( Adler ) JUV Your
child . 371 . 58 You ' re an animal , Viskovitz ! ( Boffa ) FIC Youth and political ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111052911

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Library Journal

Library Journal

0-385-33608 - X $ 23.95 / NCR | Delacorte | HC MAY Alessandro Boffa
Translated from the Italian by John Casey You're an Animal , Viskovitz Stories A
whirlwind of ironic fables in which the hero continually changes from one animal
identity to ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015082964902

Category: Libraries

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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.
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StoryQuarterly

StoryQuarterly

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
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ISBN: UOM:39015067444177

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Enchantments

Enchantments

... 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
ON THE ...

Author: Linda Ferri

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015060594184

Category: Fiction

Page: 131

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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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Die Kaapse bibliotekaris

Die Kaapse bibliotekaris

People like us.Macmillan , 2004 . Black , Ingrid . The dark eye.Headline , 2004 .
Boffa , Alessandro . You're an animal , Viskovitz ! - Canongate , 2004 . Booth ,
Stephen . One last breath.- HarperCollins , 2004 . Box , CJ . Winterkill.- Hale ,
2004 .

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ISBN: IND:30000111156802

Category: Libraries

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-
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Who s who in the South and Southwest

Who s who in the South and Southwest

... 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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ISBN: UOM:39015058000988

Category: Southern States

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Includes names from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior A C

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior  A C

Amusing Tales of Animal Mind ne result of mentalistic musings is entertaining
literature . In a recent ... Viskovitz asks . " Because you're a worm , you're vile ,
you don't have a spine , and you don't have any guts , " she responds . As
literature ...

Author: Marc Bekoff

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313327467

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 1274

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Entries examine a broad array of different species and behavior patterns, using techniques that range from molecular approaches to the study of behavior to analyses of individuals, populations, species, and ecosystems.
Categories: Animal behavior