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The Resource The professor and the siren, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Marina Warner

The professor and the siren, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Marina Warner

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The professor and the siren
Title
The professor and the siren
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Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Marina Warner
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, in addition to his internationally celebrated novel, The Leopard, also composed three shorter pieces of fiction that confirm and expand our picture of his brilliant late-blooming talent. In the parable-like "Joy and the Law," a mediocre clerk in receipt of an unexpected supplement to his Christmas bonus (an awkwardly outsize version of the traditional panettone) finds his visions of domestic bliss upset by unwritten rules of honor and obligation. At the heart of the collection stands "The Professor and the Siren" and its redoubtable hero, Professor La Ciura, the only Hellenist scholar to claim firsthand experience of ancient Greek--from the mouth of the beautiful half-human sea creature he loved in his youth. The volume closes with the last piece of writing completed by the author, "The Blind Kittens," a story originally conceived as the first chapter of a follow-up to The Leopard, a novel that would have traced the post-unification emergence of a new agrarian ruling class in Sicily, coarser than its predecessor but equally blind to the inexorable march of change. This elegant new translation of Lampedusa's complete short fiction, the first by a single hand, updates and corrects previously available English versions"--
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In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation
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10319312
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DLC
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1896-1957
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Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4843.O53
LC item number
A2 2014
Literary form
fiction
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Twilley, Stephen
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • College teachers
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
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The professor and the siren, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Marina Warner
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The professor and the siren -- Joy and the saw -- The blind kittens
Control code
ocn861322904
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 69 pages
Isbn
9781590177198
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861322904
Label
The professor and the siren, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Marina Warner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The professor and the siren -- Joy and the saw -- The blind kittens
Control code
ocn861322904
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 69 pages
Isbn
9781590177198
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013050864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861322904

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