The Last Leopard

Author(s): David Gilmour


David Gilmour's biography of Giuseppe di Lampedusa unearths the life story of the creator of "The Leopard", one of the great novels of the twentieth century. A book whose imagery, once tasted, haunts the reader forever. "The Leopard" describes the golden era of the nineteenth-century Sicily in all its sensual, fading, aristocratic glory. But beneath the surface lurk Sicily's millenial contagions - corruption, brutality and inequality. Who wrote this masterpiece, this work of art? the answer is as unlikely as one might hope. This is a fascinating meditation on what it is that makes a writer.


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General Fields

  • : 9780955010514
  • : Eland Publishing Ltd
  • : Eland Publishing Ltd
  • : April 2007
  • : 215mm X 135mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Gilmour
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 853.914
  • : 320
  • : Illustrations, map