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Weaver, William 1923-2013

Works: 295 works in 786 publications in 5 languages and 26,624 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Paranormal fiction  Biography  Adventure stories  Church history 
Roles: Translator, Author, Commentator, Editor, Other, Performer, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ4865.C6, 853.914
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Most widely held works about William Weaver
Most widely held works by William Weaver
The island of the day before by Umberto Eco( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 2,801 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 2,383 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,130 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
The name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 1,229 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 )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Verdi companion( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,165 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 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 899 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 )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 837 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 )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 627 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 )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 557 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 )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 537 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
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three clever editors (who have spent altogether too much time reviewing crackpot manuscripts on the occult by fanatics and dilettantes) decide to have a little fun. They are inspired by an extraordinary fable they heard years before from a suspiciously natty colonel, who claimed to know of a mystic source of power greater than atomic energy. On a lark, the editors begin randomly feeding esoteric bits of knowledge into an incredible computer capable of inventing connections between all their entries
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 495 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 491 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
The ruin of Kasch by Roberto Calasso( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 458 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."
Incubus by Giuseppe Berto( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 454 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 heron by Giorgio Bassani( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wederwaardigheden van een joodse familie in het naoorlogse Ferrara
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The island of the day before
Alternative Names
Weaver, W. Jr

Weaver, William Jr

William Weaver Amerikaans vertaler (1923-2013)

William Weaver traduttore e insegnante statunitense

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BaudolinoIf on a winter's night a travelerThe name of the roseThe Verdi companionThe Puccini companionDuse, a biographyHow to travel with a salmon & other essaysFurther confessions of Zeno