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Weaver, William 1923-2013

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Publications by William Weaver
Publications by William Weaver, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Weaver
The island of the day before by Umberto Eco( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 2,892 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 2,482 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 )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,074 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 )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
The Verdi companion ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,177 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 )
32 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in English and Thai and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. His delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and night of apocalyptic terror. The body of one monk is found in a cask of pigs' blood, another is floating in a bathhouse, still another is crushed at the foot of a cliff
Verdi : a documentary study by William Weaver( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 1,083 libraries worldwide
The Puccini companion ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Simonetta Puccini has contributed as essay full of intimate details about her family; William Weaver addresses the question of Puccini's spectacular talent for dramaturgy. In addition, Julian Budden writes on Puccini's experiences in Lucca and Milan as a young musician, Harvey Sachs explores Puccini's intimate musical relationship with Arturo Toscanini, and Arthur Groos compares the depictions of East-West tensions in the different versions of the libretto for Madama Butterfly
Duse, a biography by William Weaver( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 867 libraries worldwide
The late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
"While living an oppressive, provincial existence, Mattia Pascal learns that he has been mistakenly declared dead. Blessed with that rarest of opportunities-- the chance to start a new life-- he moves to a new city under an assumed name, only to find this new 'free' existence unbearable."--Marsilio
How to travel with a salmon & other essays by Umberto Eco( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 783 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 )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 622 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 590 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 )
4 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English 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
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 466 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 complete cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 403 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."--from 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 347 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
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 345 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
ウィーヴァー, ウィリアム
Languages
English (242)
Italian (5)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (2)
Thai (1)
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