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Slammed by Hurricanes

Jenny Turner: Elsa Morante, 20 April 2017

The World Saved by Kids: And Other Epics 
by Elsa Morante, translated by Cristina Viti.
Seagull, 319 pp., £19.50, January 2017, 978 0 85742 379 5
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... why Tuck calls this ‘nearly untranslatable’, but, although I can’t speak for the accuracy of Cristina Viti’s translation, her English-language Morante reads beautifully – highly wrought and allusive, but also simple and conversational, just like Parks said. Though it’s a shame, maybe, that she picked ‘kids’ as her translation of ...

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