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Weaver, William 1923-2013

Works: 356 works in 1,127 publications in 6 languages and 48,130 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Adventure stories  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Paranormal fiction  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Commentator, Editor, Other, Performer, tra, 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 name of the rose by Umberto Eco( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,128 WorldCat member 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 nights 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. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon - all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where "the most interesting things happen at night." As Brother William goes about unraveling the mystery of what happens at the abbey by day and by night, readers step into a brilliant re-creation of the fourteenth century, with its herbal smells and dazzling architectural sights, its dark superstitions and wild prejudices, its hidden passions and sordid intrigues... A gloriously rich blending of thriller and Gothic novel, intellectual fireworks and storytelling virtuosity"--
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,390 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
The island of the day before by Umberto Eco( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,657 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 )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,293 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
Invisible cities by Italo ( Calvino( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,593 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
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 1,348 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. Based on a analogy between the reader's desire to finish the story and the lover's desire to consummate his or her passion, this book is the tale of two bemused readers whose attempts to reach the end of the same book are constantly and comically frustrated
Serendipities : language & lunacy by Umberto Eco( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umberto Eco's latest work unlocks the riddles of history in an exploration of the "linguistics of the lunatic," stories told by scholars, scientists, poets, fanatics, and ordinary people in order to make sense of the world. Exploring the "Force of the False," Eco uncovers layers of mistakes that have shaped human history, such as Columbus's assumption that the world was much smaller than it is, leading him to seek out a quick route to the East via the West and thus fortuitously "discovering" America. In a careful unveiling of the fabulous and the false, Eco shows us how serendipities - unanticipated truths - often spring from mistaken ideas. From Leibniz's belief that the I Ching illustrated the principles of calculus to Marco Polo's mistaking a rhinoceros for a unicorn, Eco tours the labyrinth of intellectual history, illuminating the ways in which we project the familiar onto the strange
The golden century of Italian opera from Rossini to Puccini by William Weaver( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If not now, when? by Primo Levi( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final days of World War II, a band of Jewish partisans makes its way from Russia to Italy, moving toward the ultimate goal of Palestine. Based on a true story, the novel chronicles their adventures as they wage a personal war of revenge against the Nazis: blowing up trains, rescuing the last victims of concentration camps, scoring victories in the face of unspeakable devastation. Primo Levi captures the landscape and the people of Eastern Europe in vivid detail, depicting as well the terrible bleakness of war-ridden Europe. But finally, what he gives us is a tribute to the strength and ingenuity of the human spirit
The Verdi companion by William 1923- Weaver( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Verdi's life and works from different points of view and includes a documented chronology of his life
Travels in hyper reality : essays by Umberto Eco( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the author of The Name of the Rose, these essays, written over the last 20 years and culled from newspapers and magazines, explore the rag-bag of modern consciousness. Eco considers a wide range of topics, from Superman and Casablanca, Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, Jim Jones and mass suicide, and Woody Allen, to holography and waxworks, pop festivals and football, and not least the social and personal implications of tight jeans
Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Palomar, whose name purposely evokes that of the famous telescope, is a seeker after knowledge, a visionary in a world sublime and ridiculous. Whether contemplating a cheese, a woman's breasts, or a gorilla's behavior, he brings us a vision of a world familiar by consensus, fragmented by the burden of individual perception. Relates the inner dialogs, reflections, and musings of Mr. Palomar
Verdi : a documentary study by William Weaver( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings, biographical material and correspondence of Verdi, mingled with numerous photos - some in color, some black & white, and many drawings. In preparing this volume, the author drew upon many previous biographies and studies of Verdi
Difficult loves by Italo Calvino( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of stories written during the 1940s and 1950s, the author captures moments of revelation in the lives of ordinary people, instants blending recognition and alarm as deceptions and illusions are laid bare
A man by Oriana Fallaci( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel written by Oriana Fallaci chronicling her relationship with the attempted assassination of Greek dictator George Papadopoulos. The book is a pseudo-biography about Alexandros Panagoulis written in the form of a novel. Fallaci had an intense romantic relationship with Panagoulis. She uses the novel to put forth her view that Panagoulis was assassinated by a vast conspiracy, a view widely shared by many Greeks
The Puccini companion( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 864 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
Under the jaguar sun by Italo Calvino( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tales, each dominated by one of three senses, present a married couple touring Mexico, a tyrant made prisoner of contradictory messages, and a fashionable Parisian and a drugged rock musician impassioned by scents
Duse, a biography by William Weaver( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 836 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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 818 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
The castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A group of travellers chance to meet, first in a castle, then a tavern. Their powers of speech are magically taken from them and instead they have only tarot cards with which to tell their tales. What follows is an exquisite interlinking of narratives, and a fantastic, surreal, and chaotic history of all human consciousness."--Goodreads
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The name of the rose
Foucault's pendulumThe island of the day beforeBaudolinoInvisible citiesIf on a winter's night a travelerSerendipities : language & lunacyIf not now, when?Travels in hyper reality : essays
Alternative Names
Weaver, William, 1923-

Weaver William Fense

William Weaver Amerikaans vertaler

William Weaver Amerikaans vertaler (1923-2013)

William Weaver traductor estauxunidense

William Weaver traduktor merikano

William Weaver traduttore e insegnante statunitense

Уильям Уивер

ويليام ويفر

ويليام ويفر مترجم من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

ویلیام ویور مترجم آمریکایی

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ウィーヴァー, ウィリアム

ウィリアム・ウェイバー アメリカ合衆国の作家