Walt Disney did Pinocchio a great disservice. A new English translation by Geoffrey Brock sounds as if it puts things right.
Interesting podcast interview Tim Parks at the New York Review of Books – scroll down.
Collodi was very much about the unification of Italy, but this aspect has gradually been ironed out of the book for children.
(My copy of Tim Parks’ A Season with Verona is being held captive by a football fan in Erlangen).
Thanks to Trevor.