The Sicilian Defence These short stories provide a window on contemporary Sicilian life seen through the lens of the island s literary history They reflect Sicily s power to encompass perfectly the ideas of Good and Bad

  • Title: The Sicilian Defence
  • Author: Alejandro Luque
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • These short stories provide a window on contemporary Sicilian life seen through the lens of the island s literary history They reflect Sicily s power to encompass perfectly the ideas of Good and Bad, Heaven and Hell, to enmesh them so tightly that, at times, it remains impossible to distinguish the two concepts This is the English translation of The Alfonso Cossio ShortThese short stories provide a window on contemporary Sicilian life seen through the lens of the island s literary history They reflect Sicily s power to encompass perfectly the ideas of Good and Bad, Heaven and Hell, to enmesh them so tightly that, at times, it remains impossible to distinguish the two concepts This is the English translation of The Alfonso Cossio Short Story Prize winning Spanish title La Defensa Siciliana.

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    1. One would think that a short story collection set in Sicily would arrive steeped in a culture and flavor of place: not so with The Sicilian Defence - but that's not to say this is a black mark on the collection. Alejandro Luque himself admits that the stories aren't as much about culture and daily life (they could have been set in any country and any place) but primarily revolve around themes of life, death, and moral and political choices. Given this purpose, Sicily serves only as the backdrop, [...]

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