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Weaver, William 1923-2013

Works: 283 works in 800 publications in 5 languages and 26,718 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Paranormal fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Church history 
Roles: Translator, Author, Commentator, Other, Editor, 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 )
28 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,798 libraries worldwide
A 17th Century Italian knight recounts his adventures during a siege in the Thirty Years' War and afterwards in naval espionage against the British. In between, he describes the salons of Paris, lessons in fencing and reasons of state, and gives his thoughts on writing love letters and on blasphemy
Baudolino by Umberto Eco( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,378 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 )
25 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,128 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
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
36 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 1,297 libraries worldwide
In 1327, finding his sensitive mission at an Italian abbey further complicated by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William of Baskerville turns detective
The golden century of Italian opera from Rossini to Puccini by William Weaver( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
The Verdi companion ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,166 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 1,073 libraries worldwide
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas
The Puccini companion ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 912 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 )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 833 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 )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
These essays, written in the late eighties and early nineties, are his playful but unfailingly accurate takes on militarism, computer jargon, Westerns, art criticism, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, Amtrak trains, bad coffee, maniacal taxi drivers, express mail, 33-function watches, fax machines and cellular phones, pornography, soccer fans, academia, and - last but definitely not least - the author's own self
Puccini : the man and his music by William Weaver( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 631 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 )
3 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English 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
The Verdi-Boito correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 539 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
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 530 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
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 499 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 )
2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
In Ferrara, Italy, an adolescent Jewish boy is led into misconduct and guilty knowledge by a cynical classmate, in the 1930's
Incubus by Giuseppe Berto( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 456 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
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 445 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."
The heron by Giorgio Bassani( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Wederwaardigheden van een joodse familie in het naoorlogse Ferrara
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Alternative Names
Weaver, W. Jr
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 (253)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
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