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Sciascia, Leonardo

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The day of the owl by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

373 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out"--Publisher's description
A man's blessing by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

247 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This letter is your death sentence. To avenge what you have done you will die." But what has Manno the pharmacist done? Nothing that he can think of. He takes the letter as a joke. The next day he and his hunting companion are both dead. The police investigation is inconclusive. However, Professor Laurana, a modest high school teacher with a literary bent, has noticed a clue that, he believes, will allow him to trace the killer. Patiently, methodically, Laurana begins to untangle a web of erotic intrigue and political calculation. But the results of his amateur sleuthing are unexpected and tragic
The Council of Egypt by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

194 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sicily, 1783. In order to curry favour with the religious authorities in Naples, Abbot Vella invents an ancient Arabic chronicle called "The Council of Egypt", which justifies baronial privilege and restores to the kingdom of Naples all power over the island
One way or another by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

143 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un aislado y ascético lugar, mitad ermita mitad hotel, se reúnen los jerarcas de la política, de la industria y de la Iglesia para meditar a la manera de esos ejercicios espirituales a los que san Ignacio de Loyola definía como ±el todo modo? para hallar la voluntad divina?. Pero la paz de este retiro queda violentamente interrumpida por una serie de misteriosos asesinatos. Sciascia recurre a la novela policiaca para trazar una metáfora corrosiva del poder. Gracias a un relato lleno de tensión e ironía, sitúa al lector ante esta candente verdad : la convivencia civil se corrompe irremediablemente en la experiencia de la injusticia, el espíritu faccionario y los intereses más turbios
Sicilian uncles by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

193 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four novellas. In these stories, illusions about ideology and history are lost in mirth and in suffering, and innocence is abandoned. Each novella has a historical moment: the Allied invasion of Sicily; the Spanish Civil War; the death of Stalin; and the "events" of 1848
The wine-dark sea by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

121 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonardo Sciascia was an outstanding and controversial presence in twentieth-century Italian literary and intellectual life. Writing about his native Sicily and its culture of secrecy and suspicion, Sciascia matched sympathy with skepticism, unflinching intelligence with a streetfighter's intransigent poise." "Sciasia was particularly admired for his short stories, and The Wine-Dark Sea offers what he himself considered his best work in the genre: thirteen spare and trenchant miniatures that range in subject from village idiots to mafia dons, marital spats to American dreams. Here, Sciascia confronts the contradictions - sometimes comic, sometimes deadly, and sometimes both - of Sicily's turbulent history and day-to-day life."--Jacket
Il contesto. Una parodia by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

119 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirisk roman om italiensk korruption
L'affaire Moro by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

84 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una storia semplice by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

90 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Sicilian village, a young and inexperienced policeman receives a strange phone call from a retired diplomat. On investigating the matter, he finds the diplomat dead. What at first appears to be a simple case of suicide turns into an intricate tale of corruption that involves the Mafia, the head of police, and the entire Sicilian establishment. Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989) was born in Sicily. One of Italy's most important modern writers, he was also a controversial commentator on political affairs, especially within Sicily. In addition to notable mystery novels, including <u>The Day of the Owl</u> and <u>The Wine Dark Sea</u>, Sciascia wrote plays, short stories, and essays
Equal danger by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"District Attorney Varga is shot dead. Then Judge Sanza is killed. Then Judge Azar. Are these random murders, or part of a conspiracy? Inspector Rogas thinks he might know, but as soon as he makes progress he is transferred and encouraged to pin the crimes on the Left. And yet how committed are the cynical, fashionable, comfortable revolutionaries to revolution?or anything? Who is doing what to whom?"--Publisher's description
Pirandello e la Sicilia by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

41 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moro affair ; and, the mystery of Majorana by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Moro Affair Italian novelist Leonardo Sciascia tells a real-life story of political murder. Also included in this book is "The Mystery of Majorana," Sciascia's investigation into the disappearance of a major Italian physicist during Mussolini's regime."--Jacket
Nero su nero by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans son journal, l'écrivain sicilien évoque ses lectures (Manzoni, Verga, Pirandello, Brancati, Cervantès, Montaigne, etc.), ses découvertes (M. Foucault, Borges ou Kundera), mais aussi l'actualité politique locale ou nationale. De ses réflexions, émergent les grandes lignes de sa pensée : la justice, le pouvoir et ses abus, la corruption, le rôle de l'Eglise, etc
Porte aperte by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De eenzame weg van een rechter in Palermo in de jaren '30 die zich niet door het fascisme wil laten dwingen de doodstraf op te leggen
Salt in the wound, followed by the death of the inquisitor by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

47 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candido : or, A dream dreamed in Sicily by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This latterday "Candide", the story of an innocent at large in a corrupt world, is set in postwar Sicily where the Church and the Communist Party are fighting over men's souls in general, and that of Candido Manufo in particular. It combines Voltaire's light touch with Sciascia's darkly ironic wit
Death of an inquisitor & other stories by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En abril de 1657, tras ser encarcelado en varias ocasiones y merecer castigos cada vez más severos por parte del tribunal de la Inquisición, el fraile Diego La Matina pasó de la exasperación a la locura hasta, finalmente, asesinar al inquisidor del reino de Sicilia, Juan López de Cisneros."--Back cover
Open doors and three novellas by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cruciverba by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I pugnalatori by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

58 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El 1 de octubre de 1862, trece personas son apuñaladas a la misma hora y en puntos equidistantes de la ciudad de Palermo. La investigación del crimen la llevará a cabo por el abogado Guido Giacosa, un piamontés recién llegado a Sicilia que, tras ser nombrado fiscal general en el tribunal de apelación de Palermo, tratará de demostrar que el verdadero instigador de los hechos es una importante figura de la clase dirigente interesada en reinstaurar el antiguo orden borbónico. El primer sospechoso en confesar su culpabilidad será Angel D’Angelo, quien no tardará en delatar al resto de implicados. Sin embargo, todo señala como máximo responsable al príncipe de Santa Elia, acaudalado y poderoso senador. Sciascia parte de un episodio histórico para construir un amargo retrato de las clases sociales que ostentan el poder, de su carácter abusivo y de los laberintos de corrupción que las envuelven. Desde un óptica lúcida y al mismo tiempo pesimista, el escritor siciliano configura un tortuoso relato sobre la derrota de la justicia y la vulnerabilidad de la sociedad ante la dominación de un Estado corruptible y degradado. A través del protagonista, Guido Giacosa, queda reflejada la impotencia del que lucha por imponer la verdad y la razón sobre la acomodaticia aceptación de un sistema político y judicial arbitrario
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Equal danger
A man's blessingThe Council of EgyptOne way or anotherSicilian unclesThe wine-dark seaIl contesto. Una parodiaUna storia sempliceEqual danger
Alternative Names
Leonardo Sciascia écrivain italien

Leonardo Sciascia escriptor italià

Leonardo Sciascia escritor italiano

Leonardo Sciascia Italiaans auteur

Leonardo Sciascia italialainen poliitikko

Leonardo Sciascia Italian writer

Leonardo Sciascia italienischer Schriftsteller und Politiker, MdEP

Leonardo Sciascia italiensk författare

Leonardo Sciascia italiensk forfatter

Leonardo Sciascia scriitor italian

Leonardo Sciascia scrittore e saggista italiano

Leonardo Sciascia włoski pisarz

Leonardus Sciascia

Liunardu Sciascia

Lonardo Şaşa

Šaša Leonardas

Šaša, Leonardo 1921-1989

Šāššā, Liyūnārdū, 1921-1989

Sciacia Leonardo

Sciasca, Leonardo 1921-1989

Sciascia, L

Sciascia, L. 1921-

Sciascia, L. 1921-1989

Sciascia, L. (Leonardo), 1921-

Sciascia, Leonard

Sciascia, Leonard 1921-

Sciascia, Leonard 1921-1989

Sciascia Leonardo

Sciascia, Leonardo 1921-

Sciascia, Leonardo 1921-1989

Shasha, Leonardo 191-1989

Λεονάρντο Σάσα

Шаша Леонардо

שאשא, ליאונרדו

שאשא, ליאונרדו סופר איטלקי

שאשה, לאונרדו

ששא, לאונרדו

ששה, לאונרדו

ليوناردو سسياسيا كاتب إيطالي

لئوناردو شاشا

ليوناردو شاشا، 1921-1989

샤샤, 레오나르도 1921-1989

シャーシャ, L.

シャーシャ, レオナルド