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Sciascia, Leonardo

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The day of the owl by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

334 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out"--Publisher's description
A man's blessing by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

239 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This letter is your death sentence. To avenge what you have done you will die." But what has Manno the pharmacist done? Nothing that he can think of. He takes the letter as a joke. The next day he and his hunting companion are both dead. The police investigation is inconclusive. However, Professor Laurana, a modest high school teacher with a literary bent, has noticed a clue that, he believes, will allow him to trace the killer. Patiently, methodically, Laurana begins to untangle a web of erotic intrigue and political calculation. But the results of his amateur sleuthing are unexpected and tragic
One way or another by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

136 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een geheimzinnige bijeenkomst van Italiaanse notabelen onder leiding van een mysterieuze priester leidt tot drie moorden
The Council of Egypt by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

185 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een lagere geestelijke op Sicilië vervalst in 1782 een Arabisch handschrift voor zijn eigen politieke doeleinden
The wine-dark sea by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

140 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonardo Sciascia was an outstanding and controversial presence in twentieth-century Italian literary and intellectual life. Writing about his native Sicily and its culture of secrecy and suspicion, Sciascia matched sympathy with skepticism, unflinching intelligence with a streetfighter's intransigent poise." "Sciasia was particularly admired for his short stories, and The Wine-Dark Sea offers what he himself considered his best work in the genre: thirteen spare and trenchant miniatures that range in subject from village idiots to mafia dons, marital spats to American dreams. Here, Sciascia confronts the contradictions - sometimes comic, sometimes deadly, and sometimes both - of Sicily's turbulent history and day-to-day life."--Jacket
Sicilian uncles by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

186 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CRIME & MYSTERY. The expression 'Sicilian uncle' has the same sense in Italian as 'Dutch uncle' does in English, but with sinister overtones of betrayal and inconstancy. The four novellas in Sicilian Uncles, originally published in 1958, are political thrillers of a kind - the first fruits of Sciascia's maturity. In these stories, illusions about ideology and history are lost in mirth, suffering and abandoned innocence. Each novella has its historical moment: the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Spanish Civil War, the death of Stalin, the 'events' of 1848. These occasions and their consequences are registered in the lives of Sciascia's wonderfully drawn characters. Each has voice, wit and a private history which opens out onto the wider circumstances of his time
Equal danger by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

76 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"District Attorney Varga is shot dead. Then Judge Sanza is killed. Then Judge Azar. Are these random murders, or part of a conspiracy? Inspector Rogas thinks he might know, but as soon as he makes progress he is transferred and encouraged to pin the crimes on the Left. And yet how committed are the cynical, fashionable, comfortable revolutionaries to revolution?or anything? Who is doing what to whom?"--Publisher's description
The Moro affair ; and, the mystery of Majorana by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

47 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do a secretive government and a ruthless terrorist faction succeed in keeping each other in business?" "On March 16, 1978, Aldo Moro, a former prime minister of Italy and a leader of the conservative Christian Democrat party, was ambushed in Rome. Within three minutes the gang killed his escort and bundled Moro into one of three getaway cars. An hour later the terrorist group the Red Brigades announced that Moro was in their hands. Seven weeks later Moro's body was discovered in the trunk of a car parked in the crowded center of Rome." "Which may have been just what Moro's closes political allies were hoping for."
Il contesto. Una parodia by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

79 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirisk roman om italiensk korruption
La scomparsa di Majorana by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

82 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1938, Ettore Majorana, a young Sicilian physicist, disappeared on his way from Naples to Palermo. Leonardo Sciascia's investigation of Majorana's strange disappearance, his life, and his personal and scientific relationships pointed him to new hypotheses. In this "philosophical mystery novel," as Sciascia call it, the author brings to light Majorana's discoveries in relation to the destructive power of atomic energy and its terrifying consequences for Europe in the time of Hitler and Mussolini
Una storia semplice by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

77 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un cadavre est retrouvé dans une maison abandonnée en pleine campagne sicilienne. Suicide ou meutre maquillé ? Des personnages ambigus, des indices superficiels viennent noircir une histoire qui semble cacher autre chose. L'ombre de la mafia et de la drogue plane sur cette intrigue qui prend secrètement des allures de combat
Les Paroisses de Regalpetra. Suivi de Mort de l'inquisiteur. Récits by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

105 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La corda pazza by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il cavaliere e la morte : sotie by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery fiction. Detective and mystery stories. Secret deals, powerful men and murder-One Way or Another is a chillingly prophetic work. The Knight and Death features a nameless (and apparently terminally ill) detective investigating the murder of a lawyer believed to have been killed by a mysterious revolutionary group. The detective thinks otherwise and sets out to prove that powerful business interests were involved, with the revolutionary group invented to cover up the real reasons behind the murder
Candido : ovvero, Un sogno fatto in Sicilia by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

62 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirandello e la Sicilia by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

34 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porte aperte by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

64 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De eenzame weg van een rechter in Palermo in de jaren '30 die zich niet door het fascisme wil laten dwingen de doodstraf op te leggen
Candido : or, A dream dreamed in Sicily by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero su nero by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans son journal, l'écrivain sicilien évoque ses lectures (Manzoni, Verga, Pirandello, Brancati, Cervantès, Montaigne, etc.), ses découvertes (M. Foucault, Borges ou Kundera), mais aussi l'actualité politique locale ou nationale. De ses réflexions, émergent les grandes lignes de sa pensée : la justice, le pouvoir et ses abus, la corruption, le rôle de l'Eglise, etc
Opere by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in Italian and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.69 (from 0.04 for The novel ... to 0.80 for Il cavalie ...)

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One way or another
Alternative Names
Leonardo Sciascia crivain italien

Leonardo Sciascia Italiaans auteur

Leonardo Sciascia italialainen poliitikko

Leonardo Sciascia Italian writer

Leonardo Sciascia italienischer Schriftsteller und Politiker, MdEP

Leonardo Sciascia włoski pisarz

Leonardus Sciascia

Liunardu Sciascia

Šaša, Leonardo 1921-1989

Sciasca, Leonardo 1921-1989

Sciascia, L

Sciascia, L. 1921-

Sciascia, L. 1921-1989

Sciascia, L. (Leonardo), 1921-

Sciascia, Leonard.

Sciascia, Leonard 1921-

Sciascia, Leonard 1921-1989

Sciascia, Leonardo

Sciascia, Leonardo 1921-

Sciascia, Leonardo 1921-1989

Shasha, Leonardo 191-1989

Λεονάρντο Σάσα

Шаша, Леонардо

שאשא, ליאונרדו

لئوناردو شاشا

シャーシャ, L.

シャーシャ, レオナルド



A man's blessingOne way or anotherThe Council of EgyptThe wine-dark seaSicilian unclesEqual dangerThe Moro affair ; and, the mystery of MajoranaLa scomparsa di Majorana