Letters from London and Europe (1925-30)

Letters from London and Europe Between and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote a number of letters to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo in which he describes his travels around Europe London Paris Zurich Berlin Th

  • Title: Letters from London and Europe (1925-30)
  • Author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa J.G. Nichols Antonio Carluccio
  • ISBN: 9781846881114
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Between 1925 and 1930, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote a number of letters to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo in which he describes his travels around Europe London, Paris, Zurich, Berlin The letters, published here, display much of Lampedusa s distinctive style present in his later work.

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    1. This is a default 3 stars. There is absolutely no reason to read this book if you are not already intrigued by Tomasi di Lampedusa. If you are already interested in him, this book may be interesting, although it is unlikely to make you more fond of the author. The book is composed of a couple dozen letters from The Monster (Il Mostro), as Tomasi di Lampedusa calls himself, to his eccentric cousins, Licio and Casimiro Piccolo. (One of the book’s two forwards focuses on the frozen-in-time villa [...]

    2. Famous for his 20th century classic, The Leopard - and Visconti’s wonderfully evocative film of the same, with Burt Lancaster – this slim collection of Lampedusa’s letters, mostly to his two cousins, is a delicious, quirky and charming epistolary treat. Quirky because his deep learning typically combined with his often scatological, irreverent humour (most notably, there are some very funny letters written in the style of a proprietor of numerous models of high-quality testicles to gentlem [...]

    3. Admirabile prin spiritul (auto)ironic si adesea meritat-incisiv la adresa exteriorului, scrisorile lui G. T. di Lampedusa presupun o surprinzatoare fluenta, au firul rosu calauzitor care le apropie de genul literar. Totusi, proiectul ramane, in acest sens, destul de sumar, schematic. Vorbim insa de o ideala aprofundare a universului intim al marelui scriitor italian. 3,4/5

    4. New translations (and newly discovered) letters by Giusesppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian author of Il Gatopardo (the Leopard). Interesting travelogues and insight into his landed gentry life in between the two world wars.

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