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The Professor and the Siren

The Professor and the Siren
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"In the last two years of his life ... Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation. 'The Professor and the Siren,' like The Leopard, mediates on the past and the passage of time, and also on the relationship between erotic love and learning. Professor La Ciura is one of the world's most distinguished Hellenists; his knowledge, however, came at the cost of a loss that has haunted him for his entire life. This, Lampedusa's final masterpiece, is accompanied here by the parable 'Joy and the Law' and 'The Blind Kittens,' a story originally conceived as the first chapter of a follow-up to The Leopard"--Page 4 of cover.
Authors: Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe, 1896-1957
Title: The professor and the siren
Publisher: New York :, New York Review Books,, [2014]
Characteristics: xxiv, 69 pages ;,21 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "The stories in this volume were originally published in Italian in the volume I racconti, published in June 1961 by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, Milan"--Title page verso.
Contents: Professor and the siren
Joy and the law
Blind kittens.
Summary: "In the last two years of his life ... Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation. 'The Professor and the Siren,' like The Leopard, mediates on the past and the passage of time, and also on the relationship between erotic love and learning. Professor La Ciura is one of the world's most distinguished Hellenists; his knowledge, however, came at the cost of a loss that has haunted him for his entire life. This, Lampedusa's final masterpiece, is accompanied here by the parable 'Joy and the Law' and 'The Blind Kittens,' a story originally conceived as the first chapter of a follow-up to The Leopard"--Page 4 of cover.
Additional Contributors: Twilley, Stephen
Warner, Marina - 1946-
ISBN: 9781590177198
1590177193
Statement of Responsibility: Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa ; translated from the Italian by Stephen Twilley ; introduction by Marina Warner
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages xxiii-xxiv).
Genre/Form: Short stories.
LCCN: 2013050864
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