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Reading Sicily (in English) [Kindle Edition]

Stephen O. Murray
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Book Description

Stephen Murray (Looking Through Taiwan) writes about some Anglophone observers of honor-bound, Mafia-ridden Sicily (Charlotte Gower Chapman, Daphne Phelps, Mary Taylor Simeti, Lawrence Durrell, Tariq Ali. and Peter Robb) before delving into novels (and plays and some other inquiries) by Sicilian authors, most extensively the multiple works of Luigi Pirandello and Leonardo Sciascia, along with novels by Giovanni Verga, Federico De Roberto, Elio Vittorini, Vitalio Brancati, Livia De Stefani, Giuseppe Tomassso di Lampedusa, Fortunato Pasqualino, Giuseppe Bonaviri, Gesualdo Bufalino, Vincenzo Consolo, and Dacia Maraini. This is followed by discussion of what Murray regards as the seventeen essential films set and/or shot in Sicily, and suggestions for further reading about Sicily and the major writers born and raised there (many of whom moved to the Italian peninsula and looked back from Rome or Milan). The failure of aspirations for Sicily of the Risorgimento, what Gramsci called the “passive revolution,” is a particular focus of the Sicilian literature and, therefore, of the discussion of Sicilian literature here.

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  • File Size: 343 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083LLH1O
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2.0 out of 5 stars rich content . . . poor technicals June 2, 2013
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2 star average The poor technicals (zero stars) make getting to the excellent content (four stars) almost impossible. There are no links from the table of contents to the sections, authors and topics covered. The only way to navigate this book is by guesswork, subject searches and inserting lots of bookmarks and highlighting. On my regular and Paperwhite kindles this is almost impossible. However on my Kindle app for PC I'm having better luck. For the price, I'm not sorry I bought the book but using it is a pain. Kudos to the author whose publishers should have done a better job for him
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