Magazine article World Literature Today

Eva Sleeps

Magazine article World Literature Today

Eva Sleeps

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Francesca Melandri. Eva Sleeps. Trans. Katherine Gregor. New York. Europa Editions. 2016. 370 pages.

Given that Francesca Melandri's novel Eva Sleeps has received such critical acclaim in Italy, it is no surprise that a narrative with such far-reaching themes and situations is set to become a film project in the near future. This is a book that realizes the full implications of what it means to love. That is, when one experiences love, one must also feel the loneliness and chaos that surround such a flight of heart-and most often, love happens when it is the least expected or convenient. In this new English translation, Katherine Gregor is able to capture the many nuances of the Italian language, all the while pushing Melandri's text to an even larger audience.

The situation of this novel is complex- one that covers many years, locations, and characters. …

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