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Weaver, William 1923-2013

Overview
Works: 265 works in 643 publications in 3 languages and 24,191 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Detective and mystery stories  Experimental fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Commentator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ4865.C6, 853.914
Publication Timeline
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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 )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 2,887 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 )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 2,489 libraries worldwide
Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino narrates the story of his life, from his adoption by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and his education in Paris to his arrival in Constantinople during the turmoil of the Fourth Crusade
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,042 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 golden century of Italian opera from Rossini to Puccini by William Weaver( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
The Verdi companion ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,178 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 )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
28 editions published between 1924 and 2006 in English and held by 1,061 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 Puccini companion ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
This lively and informative collection touches upon all of the master's operas and also offers select bibliographies, a chronology, and a dramatis personae of the countless people who participated in Puccini's career
Duse, a biography by William Weaver( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 859 libraries worldwide
How to travel with a salmon & other essays by Umberto Eco( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
How to Travel with a Salmon is a highly engaging collection of what Umberto Eco calls his diario minimo - minimal diaries - after the magazine column in which he began "pursuing the pathways of parody."
The late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 791 libraries worldwide
Mattia Pascal endures a life of drudgery in a provincial town. Then, providentially, he discovers that he has been declared dead. Realizing he has a chance to start over, to do it right this time, he moves to a new city, adopts a new name, and a new course of life--only to find that this new existence is as insufferable as the old one. But when he returns to the world he left behind, it's too late: his job is gone, his wife has remarried. Mattia Pascal's fate is to live on as the ghost of the man he was. An explorer of identity and its mysteries, a connoisseur of black humor, Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello is among the most teasing and profound of modern masters. "The Late Mattia Pascal," here rendered into English by the outstanding translator William Weaver, offers an irresistible introduction to this great writer's work
Puccini : the man and his music by William Weaver( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Zeno, a middle-aged resdent of Trieste, writes his memoirs at the suggestion of his doctor
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 578 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
That awful mess on Via Merulana : a novel by Carlo Emilio Gadda( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 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 )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 500 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 ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 469 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."
A legacy of excellence : the story of Villa I Tatti by William Weaver( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
At I Tatti Bernard Berenson assembled a choice collection of Renaissance art, including works by Giotto, Sassetta, Domenico Veneziano, and Lorenzo Lotto. He also formed a prodigious art historical research library and photograph collection. When he died in 1959, he bequeathed the house, its contents, and the gardens to Harvard University as a Center for Renaissance Studies. This book documents the colorful life the Berensons led at I Tatti, the rich intellectual atmosphere they fostered there, and the spirit that continues and is nurtured by the Harvard Center. A Legacy of Excellence: The Story of Villa I Tatti is the first published account of life at the villa from the Berensons' early years there until the present day. The lavish illustrations include many new color photographs of the house, gardens, and art collection, as well as archival photographs of the Berenson circle. The book offers a fascinating view into their unique world, and into that of the Harvard Center today
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Book )
5 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
"Imaginary conversations between Marco Polo and his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, conjure up cities of magical times." - from publisher description
 
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Alternative Names
Weaver, W. Jr
Weaver, William Jr
ウィーヴァー, ウィリアム
Languages
English (220)
Italian (2)
French (2)
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