Italian Language, Literature, and Culture

Guide to print and online sources for Italian language learning, literature and culture

Easy Readers

Text of story in Italian with side by side English translation

Easy readers and other bilingual books can help you learn a language by pairing short readings in the language you're learning with English side by side. Try reading the text and if you get stuck, look at the translation.

All of these titles are in Italian with parallel English translation. 

Finding Italian Fiction in Translation

Try these searches to find individual Italian novels, short stories, etc. in English translation. You can also search for a book by its title or author.

Italian fiction

Italian literature

Italian "short stories"

Italian poetry