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The publication of Gogol’s Wife and Other Stories is an occasion for joy, comparable to the belated recent translation and discovery by the English-reading public of Machado de Assis and Jorgue Luis Borges.

—Susan Sontag

Tommaso Landolfi

Tommaso Landolfi was a Italian writer and translator.  His collection of stories, Gogol’s wife, was cited as a “must read” by Donald Barthelme

Tommaso Landolfi (1908–1979) was an Italian writer and translator. Born in Pico, in the province of Frosinone, Landolfi received a degree in Russian Literature from Florence University and translated several Russian works. His own work combined realism, speculative fiction and surrealism, and was often compared to the fictions of Kafka and Borges. He died in Rome.