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Weaver, William 1923-2013

Works: 302 works in 902 publications in 5 languages and 28,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Paranormal fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Church history 
Roles: Translator, Author, Commentator, Editor, Other, Performer, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ4865.C6, 853.914
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Publications about William Weaver
Publications by William Weaver
Publications by William Weaver, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about William Weaver
Most widely held works by William Weaver
The island of the day before by Umberto Eco( Book )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,739 libraries worldwide
A panoramic historical novel set in the seventeenth century follows a young aristocrat who goes to sea to find love and an old Jesuit with a boundless scientific knowledge
Baudolino by Umberto Eco( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,349 libraries worldwide
It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,142 libraries worldwide
Calvino shows that the novel, far from being a dead form, is capable of endless mutations. If on a winter's night a traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )
29 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
In Kublai Khan's garden, at sunset, the young Marco Polo diverts the aged emperor from his obsession with the impending end of his empire with tales of countless cities past, present, and future
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
Book Description: A spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic. In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate a wealthy Italian abbey whose monks are suspected of heresy. When his mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths patterned on the book of Revelation, Brother William turns detective, following the trail of a conspiracy that brings him face-to-face with the abbey's labyrinthine secrets, the subversive effects of laughter, and the medieval Inquisition. Caught in a power struggle between the emperor he serves and the pope who rules the Church, Brother William comes to see that what is at stake is larger than any mere political dispute-that his investigation is being blocked by those who fear imagination, curiosity, and the power of ideas. The Name of the Rose offers the reader not only an ingeniously constructed mystery-complete with secret symbols and coded manuscripts-but also an unparalleled portrait of the medieval world on the brink of profound transformation
The golden century of Italian opera from Rossini to Puccini by William Weaver( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
The Verdi companion ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
Examines Verdi's life and works from different points of view and includes a documented chronology of his life
Verdi : a documentary study by William Weaver( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas
The Puccini companion ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
The operas of Giacomo Puccini are regularly performed throughout the world, enthusiastically attended by an adoring public. In this book, William Weaver, distinguished writer on musical subjects and translator of Italian prose, joins forces with Simonetta Puccini, granddaughter of the great composer, to bring together a fascinating selection of articles and photographs concerning Puccini's life and works
Duse, a biography by William Weaver( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 846 libraries worldwide
Leven en werk van de Italiaanse actrice Eleonora Giulia Amalia Duse (1858-1924)
How to travel with a salmon & other essays by Umberto Eco( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
In these "impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent" essays (Atlantic Monthly), "the Andy Rooney of academia" (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33-function watches, soccer fans, and more. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Puccini : the man and his music by William Weaver( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Zeno, a middle-aged resdent of Trieste, writes his memoirs at the suggestion of his doctor
That awful mess on Via Merulana : a novel by Carlo Emilio Gadda( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 libraries worldwide
"In a large apartment house in central Rome, two crimes are committed within a matter of days: a burglary, in which a good deal of money and precious jewels are taken, and a murder, as a young woman whose husband is out of town is found with her throat cut. Called in to investigate, melancholy Detective Ciccio, a secret admirer of the murdered woman and a friend of her husband's, discovers that almost everyone in the apartment building is somehow involved in the case, and with each new development the mystery only deepens and broadens. Gadda's sublimely different detective story presents a scathing picture of fascist Italy while tracking the elusiveness of the truth, the impossibility of proof, and the infinite complexity of the workings of fate, showing how they come into conflict with the demands of justice and love."--Publisher's website
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
What they believe they are creating is a long, lazy game until the game starts taking over. Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco or indeed anyone has ever devised
The Verdi-Boito correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
These 301 letters between Verdi and Bioto show a picture of daily life of European art and artists during the last decades of the 19th century
The complete cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
"In Italo Calvino's cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth's first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world."--Publisher's description
Behind the door by Giorgio Bassani( Book )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 libraries worldwide
In Ferrara, Italy, an adolescent Jewish boy is led into misconduct and guilty knowledge by a cynical classmate, in the 1930's
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Taking as its focus the periods immediately before and after the French Revolution but making occasional detours backward and forward in time, this novel recounts and interprets the downfall of "the Modern."
Incubus by Giuseppe Berto( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Il romanzo racconta il male oscuro di vivere attraverso la storia dell'io narrante. Una vita sociale segnata dalla "lunga lotta col padre", da paure e nevrosi che il protagonista prova a superare con la psicoanalisi. Un libro che giunge a toccare il fondo della coscienza mettendo a nudo i meccanismi dell'umano dolore
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Alternative Names
Weaver, W. Jr
Weaver, William Fense
Weaver, William Jr
William Weaver Amerikaans vertaler (1923-2013)
William Weaver traduttore e insegnante statunitense
ویلیام ویور مترجم آمریکایی
ウィーヴァー, ウィリアム
English (301)
Italian (4)
Spanish (4)
French (2)
Japanese (1)
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