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Weaver, William 1923-2013

Works: 268 works in 708 publications in 4 languages and 24,570 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Detective and mystery stories  Experimental fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Translator, Commentator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, tra
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 )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 2,801 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 )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 2,389 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 )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,088 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 )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
The Verdi companion ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
Examines Verdi's life and works from different points of view and includes a documented chronology of his life
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )
30 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in English and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
In 1327, finding his sensitive mission at an Italian abbey further complicated by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William of Baskerville turns detective
Verdi : a documentary study by William Weaver( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas
The Puccini companion ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 909 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 )
19 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 856 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 )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 742 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."
Puccini : the man and his music by William Weaver( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 libraries worldwide
Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 621 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 )
5 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 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 )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 502 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 )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 496 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 458 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."
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 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
A legacy of excellence : the story of Villa I Tatti by William Weaver( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 344 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
The late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 333 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
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Each time he returns from his travels, Marco Polo is invited by Kublai Khan to describe the cities he has visited. But Calvino is describing only one city - Venice. Invisible Cities has been described as Calvino's most beautiful work
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Alternative Names
Weaver, W. Jr
Weaver, William Jr
William Weaver English writer
ویلیام ویور مترجم آمریکایی
ウィーヴァー, ウィリアム
English (241)
Italian (5)
Spanish (2)
French (2)
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