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Childhood Memories and Other Stories Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Childhood Memories and Other Stories By Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Childhood Memories and Other Stories by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


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From the atmospheric recollections of the Palazzo Lampedusa in Palermo at the turn of the twentieth century in 'Childhood Memories' to the delightful fantasy 'The Professor and the Siren', from the gently humorous, bittersweet tones of 'Joy and the Law' to 'The Blind Kittens', this volume showcases Lampedusa's unparalleled narrative skills.

Childhood Memories and Other Stories Summary

Childhood Memories and Other Stories by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, the author of one of the most poignant and enduringly popular novels of the twentieth century, left only a few other pieces of fiction when he died prematurely at the age of sixty. Childhood Memories and Other Stories, here presented in a new translation by Stephen Parkin and including previously deleted passages and the unpublished fragment 'Torretta', collects all of Lampedusa's extant shorter fiction and provides a revealing glimpse into the writer's workshop and the background to the composition of his masterpiece. From the atmospheric recollections of the Palazzo Lampedusa and the Palazzo Filangeri Cuto at the turn of the twentieth century in 'Childhood Memories' to the delightful fable 'The Siren', from the gently humorous, bitter sweet tones of 'Joy and the Law' to 'The Blind Kittens' - the first chapter of what was intended to be a sequel to The Leopard - this volume showcases Lampedusa's unparalleled ob ser vational powers and narrative skills.

Childhood Memories and Other Stories Reviews

This is a bundle of his short fiction and (the pearl) his memories of his childhood in a lost world of almost unimaginable privilege and beauty. * The Times *
Handsome book... Parkin's translation does justice to Lampedusa's elegant, elaborate prose... The prose flows with the allegro and cadences of a Mozart piano composition. * TLS *
[The Siren] is an enigmatic, tantalizing and haunting tale of rare beauty which glints like a finely cut diamond. * TLS *
Lampedusa wrote two masterpieces and this, as bizarre as it sounds, is the other one. * The Telegraph *
A man with the deep soul of an Old European, who was wise and witty. * The Lady *

About Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Duke of Palma and Prince of Lampedusa, was born in Palermo in 1896. Except for three articles that appeared in an Italian journal in 1926-27, Lampedusa was unpublished in his own lifetime. He began The Leopard, his only novel, in 1954, at the age of fifty-eight. When he died aged sixty, the completed manuscript of The Leopard had received only rejections from publishers.

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GOR006459337
9781847493989
184749398X
Childhood Memories and Other Stories by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2015-01-15
288
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