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Book Information: Joy and the Law

Joy and the Law (1961) [Short Story]
by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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A poor man receives a cake as a Christmas bonus, but finds that his joy in this unexpected piece of luck is short-lived.

Written in 1956 but only published posthumously in 1961, in the collection Racconti.

Appears in Short Shorts.

Original title: La gioia e la legge
Original languages: Italian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Short Shorts (1982) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ernest Hemingway , Franz Kafka , James Joyce , D. H. Lawrence , Anton Chekhov , Leo Tolstoy , Luigi Pirandello , Heinrich Böll , Octavio Paz , Katherine Anne Porter , Gabriel García Márquez , Yukio Mishima , Stephen Crane , Doris Lessing , Jorge Luis Borges , Sherwood Anderson , Guy de Maupassant , Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa , James Thurber , Jerome Weidman , Isaac Babel , Gottfried Keller , William Carlos Williams , Heinrich von Kleist , Grace Paley , Marie Luise Kaschnitz , João Guimarães Rosa , I.L. Peretz , Giovanni Verga , Sholom Aleichem , Mikhail Zoshchenko , Varlam Shalamov , Augusto Monterroso , Paula Fox , Luisa Valenzuela

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