Geoffrey Brock is the author of the award-wining poetry collection Weighing Light; the translator of books by Cesare Pavese, Roberto Calasso, and Umberto Eco; and the editor of The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry. He is currently on the faculty of the Programs in Creative Writing and Translation at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
This edition of Carlo Collodi’s original, madcap tale is accompanied by more than 50 full-page watercolors by acclaimed painter Fulvio Testa. “This translation revives the sardonic wit and black humour of the original.”
— London Times
This new translation of Pinocchio will forever banish the saucer-eyed Disney character from your mind (not to mention the advice-spouting Talking Cricket, whom Pinocchio squashes with a mallet in chapter 4). In his place is Collodi’s greedy, charming, subversive boy-puppet and a dreamlike story that flaunts its commedia dell’arte roots.