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The Professor and the Siren
Paperback - English

An NYRB Classics Original

In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat 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, meditates 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 followup to The Leopard.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
EAN
9781590177198
Publication Date
17/06/2014
Pages
69
Dimension
19.81cm x 12.70cm x 1.02cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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