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Sicily as Metaphor

Sicily as Metaphor

by Leonardo Sciascia, James Marcus (Translator)

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Sciascia was a Sicilian novelist, sometime politician, and political commentator who died in 1989. In the United States, he is known for detective fiction like The Day of the Owl (originally published in 1964 and reprinted in 1984), but his most famous work is The Moro Affair about the 1978 kidnapping and murder of former Premier Aldo Moro by the leftist Red Brigades. This book of conversations with Padovani, a correspondent for Le Nouvel Observateur, was first published in 1979 in French and is only now being translated into English. The conversations are about the Sicilian psyche, writing, politics, and that most Sicilian institution of all, the Mafia. The tone is rather hard and intellectual. Recommended for collections of Italian literary criticism only.-Mary Ann Parker, California Dept. of Water Resources Law Lib., Sacramento

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