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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Giuseppe Tomasi, Prince of Lampedusa, Duke of Palma, Baron of Montechiaro and Torretta, Grandee First Class of Spain was an Italian writer. He is most famous for his only novel, Il Gattopardo (first published posthumously in 1958, translated as The Leopard), which is set in Sicily during the... show more
Giuseppe Tomasi, Prince of Lampedusa, Duke of Palma, Baron of Montechiaro and Torretta, Grandee First Class of Spain was an Italian writer. He is most famous for his only novel, Il Gattopardo (first published posthumously in 1958, translated as The Leopard), which is set in Sicily during the Risorgimento; i.e., the 19th century movement leading to Italy's unification. -- A taciturn and solitary man, he spent a great deal of his time reading and meditating, and used to say of himself, "I was a boy who liked solitude, who preferred the company of things to that of people."
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Birth date: 1896-12-23
Died: 1957-07-23
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 2 years ago
Romanzo pubblicato postumo. Elio Vittorini lo bocciò per Einaudi e Mondadori. Nel 1958, un anno dopo la morte dell’autore, Giorgio Bassani lo propose a Feltrinelli e ne ottenne la pubblicazione. Fu l’inizio di un grande successo. Lo stesso anno il produttore Goffredo Lombardo acquistò i diritti. Nel...
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Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
This is an excellent book. It was written in the 1950's but is set primarily during the Italian unification of the 1860's. It is about the end of the old Italian way of life, and in particular of the traditional Sicilian aristocracy. It would be tempting to claim that it is a eulogy for that way of ...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
ForewordTranslator's Note--The LeopardAppendix
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2010, fraudio, historical-fiction, italy, translation, classic, published-1958, play-dramatisation Recommended for: Radio 3 listeners Read on April 19, 2010 Adapted for radio by Michael Hastings.Don Fabrizio, a member of the old Italian aristocracy, contemplates his obsolesc...
carey
carey rated it 7 years ago
Beautifully written but just didn't grip me.
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