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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 )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,672 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,333 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 1,562 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 )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,458 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
If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 1,350 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 1,310 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 )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Verdi companion( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,143 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 )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 1,047 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
The Puccini companion( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 883 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 )

23 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)
The castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 819 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
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 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these "impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent" essays (Atlantic Monthly), "the Andy Rooney of academia" (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes, bad coffee, taxi drivers, 33-function watches, soccer fans, and more. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Foucault's pendulum by Umberto Eco( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What they believe they are creating is a long, lazy game until the game starts taking over. Here is an incredible journey of thought and history, memory and fantasy, a tour de force as enthralling as anything Umberto Eco or indeed anyone has ever devised
Zeno's conscience by Italo Svevo( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeno, a middle-aged resdent of Trieste, writes his memoirs at the suggestion of his doctor
Puccini : the man and his music by William Weaver( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1934 by Alberto Moravia( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political tale about an Italian anti-Fascist and the encounter he has with a German girl. The story takes place in 1934 on a boat ride to Capri. It details the relationship between an Italian anti-Fascist - Lucio - and a scared, suicide-seeking German girl. It addresses large philosophical questions like the meaning of life, love and death, through the author's art
The complete cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 570 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
The Verdi-Boito correspondence by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 556 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
That awful mess on Via Merulana : a novel by Carlo Emilio Gadda( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The island of the day before
BaudolinoInvisible citiesThe name of the roseIf on a winter's night a travelerSerendipities : language & lunacyThe Verdi companionThe Puccini companionDuse, a biography
Alternative Names
Weaver, W. Jr

Weaver, William, 1923-

Weaver William Fense

Weaver, William Jr

William Weaver Amerikaans vertaler

William Weaver Amerikaans vertaler (1923-2013)

William Weaver traductor estauxunidense

William Weaver traduttore e insegnante statunitense

Уильям Уивер

ويليام ويفر مترجم من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

ویلیام ویور مترجم آمریکایی

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