The Resource The siren and selected writings, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun, David Gilmour and Guido Waldman ; with introductions by David Gilmour

The siren and selected writings, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun, David Gilmour and Guido Waldman ; with introductions by David Gilmour

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The siren and selected writings
Title
The siren and selected writings
Statement of responsibility
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun, David Gilmour and Guido Waldman ; with introductions by David Gilmour
Title variation
Siren
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Although best known as author of a singular masterpiece, The Leopard, the Prince of Lampedusa left a rich and varied oeuvre that repays a careful reading. The best and most representative of it is collected in this volume. Places of My Infancy, a childhood memory of the Lampedusa palace in Palermo at the turn of the century, and of the great family mansion inland at Santa Margherita, provides a fascinating background to the princely setting of The Leopard. The text hitherto published had been edited and pruned by the author's widow, and resulted in a somewhat impoverished version. Here the author's original text - with many characters and incidents earlier suppressed - has been fully restored. The story of The Professor and the Siren, a delicious example of Lampedusa's fantasy, and The Blind Kittens (the first chapter of an unfinished novel of bourgeois Sicily that would have formed a pendant to The Leopard) both featured as appendices to Harvill's earlier edition of the great novel. They are included here together with a charming, comic, bitter-sweet story, Joy and the Law. Guiseppe di Lampedusa's knowledge of English literature, which derived from a lifetime's reading as well as from a number of extended visits to Britain as a young man, bore fruit in a series of informal seminars he gave in his later years at Palermo. The plan was to introduce his listeners to English writers from Bede to Aldous Huxley, pausing along the way not only at the great classics but also among the lesser known Restoration poets and Victorian novelists. To this, as also in his shrewd and dynamic appraisal of the French novelist Stendhal, he brought the lucid intellect and warmth of feeling that informs his own deeply Sicilian creative genius
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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GUA
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1896-1957
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Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4843.O53
LC item number
A6 1995
Literary form
non fiction
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1952-
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  • Colquhoun, Archibald
  • Gilmour, David
  • Waldman, Guido
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  • Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe
  • Stendhal
  • Italian literature
Label
The siren and selected writings, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun, David Gilmour and Guido Waldman ; with introductions by David Gilmour
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Writings include short stories, childhood reminiscences, and criticism of English literature and Stendhal
Carrier category
volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Memory and Three stories / by David Gilmour -- Places of my infancy : a memory. Casa Lampedusa ; The journey ; The house ; The garden ; The church and the theatre ; Excursions ; The pink dining-room -- Three stories. The professor and the siren ; The blind kittens (Chapter I of an unfinished novel) ; Joy and the law -- Introduction to the essays on English literature and Stendhal / by David Gilmour -- English literature -- Shakespeare. The betrayals of Falstaff ; A subterranean love : measure for measure ; Opera and Othello ; Opera mania : a digression ; Macbeth -- Englishness. Isaak Walton ; Samuel Johnson ; G.K. Chesterton -- Prejudice and predilection. Keats among the angels ; Scott and boredom ; Jane Austen and the Italians ; The fausse bonhomie of Robert Burns ; Haworth and Emily Brontë -- Dickens. The cosmic creators ; The Pickwick papers ; Dickens's London ; Dombey and son ; Dickens's characters, major and minor -- Greene and christianity -- Tutorials on Stendhal. Introductory ; Stendhal's style ; The travel writer ; Le rouge et le noir ; La chartreuse de Parme
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781860460227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33293542
  • (OCoLC)ocm33293542
Label
The siren and selected writings, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun, David Gilmour and Guido Waldman ; with introductions by David Gilmour
Publication
Note
Writings include short stories, childhood reminiscences, and criticism of English literature and Stendhal
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Memory and Three stories / by David Gilmour -- Places of my infancy : a memory. Casa Lampedusa ; The journey ; The house ; The garden ; The church and the theatre ; Excursions ; The pink dining-room -- Three stories. The professor and the siren ; The blind kittens (Chapter I of an unfinished novel) ; Joy and the law -- Introduction to the essays on English literature and Stendhal / by David Gilmour -- English literature -- Shakespeare. The betrayals of Falstaff ; A subterranean love : measure for measure ; Opera and Othello ; Opera mania : a digression ; Macbeth -- Englishness. Isaak Walton ; Samuel Johnson ; G.K. Chesterton -- Prejudice and predilection. Keats among the angels ; Scott and boredom ; Jane Austen and the Italians ; The fausse bonhomie of Robert Burns ; Haworth and Emily Brontë -- Dickens. The cosmic creators ; The Pickwick papers ; Dickens's London ; Dombey and son ; Dickens's characters, major and minor -- Greene and christianity -- Tutorials on Stendhal. Introductory ; Stendhal's style ; The travel writer ; Le rouge et le noir ; La chartreuse de Parme
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781860460227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33293542
  • (OCoLC)ocm33293542

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