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Weaver, William 1923-2013

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Most widely held works by William Weaver
The island of the day before by Umberto Eco( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,779 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,139 WorldCat member 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
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kublai Khan's garden, at sunset, the young Marco Polo diverts the aged emperor from his obsession with the impending end of his empire with tales of countless cities past, present, and future
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member 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 golden century of Italian opera from Rossini to Puccini by William Weaver( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Verdi companion( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas
The Puccini companion( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member 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." 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. How to Travel with a Salmon gives us Umberto Eco's acute vision of the absurdities of modern life
Puccini : the man and his music by William Weaver( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member 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
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member 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
Behind the door by Giorgio Bassani( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ferrara, Italy, an adolescent Jewish boy is led into misconduct and guilty knowledge by a cynical classmate, in the 1930's
Incubus by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il romanzo racconta il male oscuro di vivere attraverso la storia dell'io narrante. Una vita sociale segnata dalla "lunga lotta col padre", da paure e nevrosi che il protagonista prova a superare con la psicoanalisi. Un libro che giunge a toccare il fondo della coscienza mettendo a nudo i meccanismi dell'umano dolore
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member 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."
 
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The island of the day before
Alternative Names
Weaver, W. Jr

Weaver, William Fense

Weaver, William Jr

William Weaver Amerikaans vertaler (1923-2013)

William Weaver traduttore e insegnante statunitense

ویلیام ویور مترجم آمریکایی

위버, 윌리엄

ウィーヴァー, ウィリアム

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BaudolinoIf on a winter's night a travelerInvisible citiesThe name of the roseThe Verdi companionThe Puccini companionDuse, a biographyHow to travel with a salmon & other essays