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Waldman, Guido

Works: 34 works in 119 publications in 3 languages and 4,299 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romances  Frame stories  Historical fiction  Allegories  Interviews  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Guido Waldman
Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532) is the culmination of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France, a brilliantly witty parody of the medieval romances, and a fitting monument to the court society of the Italian Renaissance which gave it birth. In a kaleidoscope of scenes and emotions, three principal stories are developed: the love of Orlando for Angelica; the war between the Franks and the Saracens; and the love of Ruggiero, a Saracen, for Bradamant, a Christian. Enlivening and unifying the whole work is the vital personality of the author, endlessly teasing his readers and dropping casual asides about his contemporaries. Though highly serious in purpose and sophisticated in design, Orlando Furioso displays to the full Ariostro's remarkable sense of the absurd. This unabridged prose translation faithfully captures the narrative entire and renders meaning in its lightest shadings."--Back cover
The other man : conversations with Graham Greene by Graham Greene( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With considerable freedom for a reticent man, Graham Greene discusses his travels and encounters. He became a writer as a form of escape and therapy after a peaceful and happy childhood was shattered by a traumatic school life. The divided loyalties there made him a life long devotee of the world of espionage and he is continously fascinated by revolution and repression, the danger offering him escape from 'the grisly routine of everyday life.'
Silk by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1860s, when Japan is still closed to foreigners, Herve Joncour, a young French merchant, makes a series of clandestine journeys across Siberia to Japan, at first to purchase silkworm eggs, and later to pursue an affair with a Japanese nobleman's concubine
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and German and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions. --Publisher's description
The siren and selected writings by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although best known as author of a singular masterpiece, The Leopard, the Prince of Lampedusa left a rich and varied oeuvre that repays a careful reading. The best and most representative of it is collected in this volume. Places of My Infancy, a childhood memory of the Lampedusa palace in Palermo at the turn of the century, and of the great family mansion inland at Santa Margherita, provides a fascinating background to the princely setting of The Leopard. The text hitherto published had been edited and pruned by the author's widow, and resulted in a somewhat impoverished version. Here the author's original text - with many characters and incidents earlier suppressed - has been fully restored. The story of The Professor and the Siren, a delicious example of Lampedusa's fantasy, and The Blind Kittens (the first chapter of an unfinished novel of bourgeois Sicily that would have formed a pendant to The Leopard) both featured as appendices to Harvill's earlier edition of the great novel. They are included here together with a charming, comic, bitter-sweet story, Joy and the Law. Guiseppe di Lampedusa's knowledge of English literature, which derived from a lifetime's reading as well as from a number of extended visits to Britain as a young man, bore fruit in a series of informal seminars he gave in his later years at Palermo. The plan was to introduce his listeners to English writers from Bede to Aldous Huxley, pausing along the way not only at the great classics but also among the lesser known Restoration poets and Victorian novelists. To this, as also in his shrewd and dynamic appraisal of the French novelist Stendhal, he brought the lucid intellect and warmth of feeling that informs his own deeply Sicilian creative genius
Contes et nouvelles en vers by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though they were first written over 300 years ago, this is the first complete English translation of Jean de La Fontaine's comedic classic Contes et nouvelles en vers. Both sexually charged and wickedly funny, La Fontaine's Tales will surprise readers who know him only from his work on fables for children. Though the writing is more suggestive than vulgar, it still has the power to shock readers unprepared for the darkness that inhabits these poems. Included are nearly seventy illustrations dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, many of them rare, as well as extensive commentary by the editor."--Jacket
The voyages of Christopher Columbus by Guido Waldman( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1966 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of Christopher Columbus, from his childhood in Genoa to his death as a grandee of Spain
The Penguin book of Italian short stories by G Waldman( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chopin's move : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the plot thickens, the characters become embroiled in layer upon layer of deception and double-dealing, leading them further into a world in which nothing can be taken at face value, and in which "reality" hinges on apparently harmless coincidence."--Jacket
Palermo by Roberto Alajmo( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Palermo's heart lies hidden under its many outer layers. In this guide to the Sicilian capital, Roberto Alajmo uncovers each stratum to reveal its true character. Although disguised as a tourist's handbook, Palermo has much more to offer than ordinary recommendations for the intrepid traveller it gives an insight into the city from a lifelong resident's point of view, showcasing its hidden cultural and culinary jewels; portraying its people, and their secrets; and, touching on its politics and contentious mafia involvement."--Publisher's description
I went to school one morning by Guido Waldman( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote de la Mancha by Guido Waldman( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale of the ordinary middle aged man who put on armor and accompanied by an old horse and his squire Sancho battles windmills and has many duels in seventeenth century Spain
The late flowering of Captain Latham by Guido Waldman( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is a chronicle of fifty years of the Risorgimento, the Italian Unification's effect on Sicily, dating from Garibaldi's landing on the island in 1860 to the final decline of a once-opulent Sicilian family. The book represents a variation on the historical novel, in that it permits the present to intrude into the past--the omniscient narrator hints at what will happen after the story is finished. The protagonist is Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina. He accepts that his nephew, Tancredi, joins the rebels, but sees the aristocracy displaced by the middle class. After the prince's deathbed scene, in which he sums up the small number of joyful hours as against his seventy years of boredom, the view deepens into psychological narrative. However, the story does not end in his death, but the final chapter, set in 1910, shows the decline of the family.--Adapted from
Secret Tibet by Fosco Maraini( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fosco Maraini visited Tibet in 1937 and again in 1948. In 1951 he published Secret Tibet, an account that was a synthesis of the two journeys. This book is not a guidebook: the author's studies and journeys concentrated on the valleys and passes that bring travellers from India via Sikkim on their way to the forbidden city of Lhasa. Maraini spent much time in villages and monasteries along the way, at Gangtok, Phari, Iwang and Gyantse in particular. Lhasa he never reached. So how can he call his book "Secret Tibet"? Because he arrived commanding a serviceable knowledge of the language and with no need for interpreters was able to make a warm and fulfilling human contact with men and women representing the very soul of the nation - lamas, scholars, merchants, herdsmen, peasants, children, villains and even princesses. Above all he penetrates the secrets that make Tibetan Buddhism not only the sheet anchor for the nation's sense of identity but indeed a religion and philosophy as intriguing as it is paradoxical. The photographs taken by the author now stand in many instances as a unique record of religious artefacts irrecoverably destroyed
The perfect egg and other secrets by Aldo Buzzi( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witty, erudite book about the joys of food with line drawings by the famous New Yorker artist, Saul Steinberg
Orlando furioso : an English prose by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the name of the father, the daughter and the holy spirits : remembering Roberto Rossellini( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English prose translation by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of Italian short stories ; edited by Guido Waldman by Guido Waldman( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in Italian and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Orlando Furioso
SilkThe DecameronThe siren and selected writingsContes et nouvelles en versChopin's move : a novelThe leopardSecret TibetIn the name of the father, the daughter and the holy spirits : remembering Roberto Rossellini