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Sciascia, Leonardo

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The day of the owl by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

336 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,850 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 )

241 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,655 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
Equal danger by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

158 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,462 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
One way or another by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

141 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een geheimzinnige bijeenkomst van Italiaanse notabelen onder leiding van een mysterieuze priester leidt tot drie moorden
The wine-dark sea by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

142 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,160 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
Sicilian uncles by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

187 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CRIME & MYSTERY. The expression 'Sicilian uncle' has the same sense in Italian as 'Dutch uncle' does in English, but with sinister overtones of betrayal and inconstancy. The four novellas in Sicilian Uncles, originally published in 1958, are political thrillers of a kind - the first fruits of Sciascia's maturity. In these stories, illusions about ideology and history are lost in mirth, suffering and abandoned innocence. Each novella has its historical moment: the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Spanish Civil War, the death of Stalin, the 'events' of 1848. These occasions and their consequences are registered in the lives of Sciascia's wonderfully drawn characters. Each has voice, wit and a private history which opens out onto the wider circumstances of his time
The Council of Egypt by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

184 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om en siciliansk præst, der i 1780érne forfalsker et arabisk skrift for at dokumentere kongen af Neapels ret til adelens gods
The Moro affair ; and, the mystery of Majorana by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

94 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 952 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
Candido : ovvero, Un sogno fatto in Sicilia by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

85 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selon Dominique Fernandez, un roman qui illustre "l'évolution spectaculaire que l'Italie a connue depuis la fin de la guerre". Une contribution ironique au "devenir révolutionnaire" de ce pays, devenir qui n'est ni la violence des "justiciers" sauvages, ni la reptation prudente du Parti communiste vers le pouvoir et la mainmise sur l'Etat. Sciascia manifeste ici la méfiance de certaines élites italiennes tant à l'égard des dogmes révolutionnaires que des appareils politiques corrompus qui ont conduit le pays au bord du chaos
Una storia semplice by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

79 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La scomparsa di Majorana by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

68 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1938, Ettore Majorana, a young Sicilian physicist, disappeared on his way from Naples to Palermo. Leonardo Sciascia's investigation of Majorana's strange disappearance, his life, and his personal and scientific relationships pointed him to new hypotheses. In this "philosophical mystery novel," as Sciascia call it, the author brings to light Majorana's discoveries in relation to the destructive power of atomic energy and its terrifying consequences for Europe in the time of Hitler and Mussolini
La corda pazza by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il teatro della memoria by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La mañana del 10 de marzo de 1926, un hombre que asegura padecer amnesia es arrestado por robar en un cementerio de Turín. Tras ser declarado un peligro para sí mismo y para los demás, lo ingresan en el manicomio turinés de Collegno. Al poco, en La Domenica del Corriere se publica una foto del desmemoriado bajo el titular '¿Quién lo conoce?'. Esposa y allegados no tardarán en identificarlo: es Giulio Canella, profesor universitario desaparecido en la guerra. Sin embargo, pruebas irrefutables, entre ellas las huellas dactilares, lo identifican como Mario Bruneri, tipógrafo turinés perseguido por robo y estafa. ¿Quién es en realidad? ¿Acaso finge amnesia para evitar la cárcel? ¿Hasta dónde están dispuestos a llegar sus familiares en la batalla legal que se desata? Sciascia ofrece una lúcida reflexión sobre la identidad al tiempo que reconstruye con agudeza los hechos verídicos del juicio Bruneri-Canella, que, convertido en un 'teatro de la memoria' y de los engaños del recuerdo, conmocionó a toda Italia"--Page 4 of cover
Pirandello e la Sicilia by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nero su nero by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 364 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 )

56 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 364 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
I pugnalatori by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

52 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open doors and three novellas by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La strega e il capitano by Leonardo Sciascia( Book )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om en hekseproces, hvor retssystemet dømmer en uskyldig, fattig kvinde for at redde den "pæne" mands ære
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The day of the owl
Alternative Names
Leonardo Sciascia écrivain italien

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 scrittore e saggista italiano

Leonardo Sciascia włoski pisarz

Leonardus Sciascia

Liunardu Sciascia

Šaša, Leonardo, 1921-1989

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

שאשה, לאונרדו

ששא, לאונרדו

ששה, לאונרדו

لئوناردو شاشا

ليوناردو شاشا، 1921-1989

シャーシャ, L.

シャーシャ, レオナルド



A man's blessingEqual dangerOne way or anotherThe wine-dark seaSicilian unclesThe Council of EgyptThe Moro affair ; and, the mystery of MajoranaUna storia semplice