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[[ Read ]] ➲ Il Gattopardo Author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa – Eiyo.us

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    Among his friends Don Fabrizio was considered an eccentric his interest in mathematics was taken almost as sinful perversion, and had he not been actually Prince of Salina and known as an excellent horseman, indefatigable shot and tireless womaniser, his parallaxes and telescopes might have exposed him to the risk of outlawry Even so the did not say much to him, for his cold blue eyes, glimpsed under the heavy lids, put would be talkers off, and he often found himself isolated, not, as he thought, from respect, but from fear This book was translated as The Leopard, but the literal translation is The Ocelot The publishers must have felt that the image of a Leopard lent itself to their target audience than the rather smaller, and frankly cuddlier ocelot I happen to be a bit fond of ocelots since watching the antics of the feline Bruce on the Honey West episodes The Ocelot, he knows he s not a leopard.The Prince of Salina Don Fabrizio knows he is the last of his kind His son will inherit the title, but not the sensibilities and traditions that go with it Garibaldi has landed in Sicily in the spring of 1860 and has overthrown the monarchy in Naples The Prince s darling neph...


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    Last summer I actually got some good reading done I had been plagued with seeing The Leopard by Lampedusa in various bookstores in Italy, but did not really know what it was about aside from the reunification of Italy in the late 19th C I read Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb and in the 4th chapter of that book, he talked about the book and I was hooked I scoured about 4 bookstores in Sicily before finally finding a translation into French and I dove it head first What an incredible read I was blown away by the text itself the descriptions, the limpidity of the language, the subtlety of the conversations, the disillusion of the central character Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salinas, and of course the gorgeous Angelica The book takes place during Garibaldi s invasion of Sicily he landed in Marsala in April of 1860 with 1086 men the Thousand and defeated the royalist army which had upwards of 20k troops on the island but rather at various locations where the Prince was staying and later dying near Palermo at at Donnafugata The descriptions of the meals are enough to make you quit a diet and drive straight to the closest Italian restaurant It is sumptuous in every way The famous ball scene in Chapter 6 reminded me of the Bal Masqu in Le Temps Retrouv Truly an incredible r...


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    Back in 1958, Feltrinelli Editore in Milan brought out a historical novel by an obscure Palermitan aristocrat who had died only the previous year Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa s posthumous, unfinished work Il Gattopardo The Leopard was at once hailed a masterpiece I wholehearted agree with that It possesses the luxurious descriptive and analytic power not simply of one of the most beguiling 20th century novels, but one of the modern world s definitive political fictions Lampedusa s novel, that chronicles the struggle of the Sicilian aristocracy to survive in the face of change features one of the great irresistible creations the Prince of Salina A giant of a man in stature who unconsciously bends cutlery and crushes ornaments when he is in a dark mood, he is a Prince just about as seductive as they come Against all our prejudices, we empathise with his subtle, undeceived and fatalistic attempts to preserve his family s virtually feudal power at the time of the Risorgimento, the unification of Italy, in 1860 The Leopard s proclamation that everything must change so that everything can stay the same has become an ironic histori...


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    So the last shall be first, and the first last for many be called, but few chosen Matthew 20 16 The Leopard is a novel about the first becoming last and the last first Plants were growing in thick disorder on the reddish clay flowers sprouted in all directions, and the myrtle hedges seemed put there to prevent movement rather than guide it At the end a statue of Flora speckled with yellow black lichen exhibited her centuries old charms with an air of resignation on each side were benches holding quilted cushions, also of gray marble and in a corner the gold of an acacia tree introduced a sudden note of gaiety Every sod seemed to exude a yearning for beauty soon muted by languor.Aristocracy still enjoys luxury but the process of decline has already set in and it is irrevocable.The wealth of many centuries had been transmitted into ornament, luxury, pleasure no the abolition of feudal rights had swept away duties as well as privileges wealth, like an old wine, had let the dregs of greed, even of care and prudence, fall to the bottom of the barrel, leaving only verve and color And thus eventually it cancelled itself out this wealth which had achieved its object was composed now only of essential oils and, like essential oils, it soon evaporated.The book is full of light irony and it is written in a charming manner The author s observations are precise and sharp....


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    Any words of mine about this famous book would be superfluous, so I thought I d just add some images to the beautiful opening paragraph NUNC ET IN hora mortis nostrae Amen The daily recital of the Rosary was over For half an hour the steady voice of the Prince had recalled the Sorrowful and the Glorious Mysteries for half an hour other voices had interwoven a lilting hum from which, now and again, would chime some unlikely word love, virginity, death and during that hum the whole aspect of the rococo drawing room seemed to change even the parrots spreading iridescent wings over the silken walls appeared abashed even the Magdalen between the two windows looked a penitent and not just a handsome blonde lost in some dubious daydream as she usually was Now, as the voices fell silent, everything dropped back into its usual order or disorder Bendic , the Great Dane, grieved at exclusion, came wagging its tail through the door by which the servants had left The women rose slowly to their feet, their oscillating skirts as they withdrew baring bit by bit the naked figures from mythology painted all over the milky depths of the tiles Only an Andromeda remained covered by the soutane of Father Pirrone, still deep in extra prayer, and it was some time...


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    In this story we meet Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina, one of the most important aristocrats of the island of Sicily A leopard appears on the coat of arms of the Salina family, a symbol that will accompany the prince throughout his life Don Fabrizio sees at a distance the melancholy of the end of an era that marks the landing of Garibaldi in Sicily.The Prince of Salina and the aristocracy he represents is nearing an end and the bureaucrats and the bourgeoisie take advantage of the new political situation with the emerging new social classes that will bring the unification of Italy Belonging to a long standing family ancestry he feels indignant to know that his nephew Tancredi Falconeri is fighting in the ranks of Garibaldi, but he is very opportunistic and flexible to adapt to the new ...


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    Let s make one thing quite clear I do not in any way claim to be objective, nor am I interested in ever being so On the contrary, I delight in my opinions, and importantly taking great lengths in ameliorating and deconstructing them in what I am aiming to be a neverending endeavor What I wish for are thoughts and ideals that I both explicate upon and hold fast to, as well as an inherent sensitivity to what a particular occasion calls for Panderings at neutrality can take a hike.This book offended me There, I said it, long before anyone who is offended by another s offense can claim to my having wasted their time Those who are interested in valid discourse than polite niceties, stick around Perhaps it ll be worth your while.What offended me exactly A pet peeve, to be frank, one that I can usually prepare for when the warning signs are sufficiently displayed This, however, was not the case, and I had the misfortune of unexpectedly slogging through yet another tome authored by a heterosexual man in love with his own cock However, this fault is usually of an annoyance than a fatality, but only if other features of the piece redeem the lazy characterization of women and juvenile focus on sexuality that usually accompanies such a tendency This did not happen, and indeed the...


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    It was a garden for the blind a constant offence to the eyes, a pleasure strong if somewhat crude to the nose The Paul Neyron roses, whose cuttings he had himself bought in Paris, had degenerated first stimulated and then enfeebled by the strong if languid pull of Sicilian earth, burnt by apocalyptic Julys, they had changed into objects like flesh coloured cabbages, obscene and distilling a dense almost indecent scent which no French horticulturist would have dared hope for The Prince put one under his nose and seemed to be sniffing the thigh of a dancer from the Opera Bendico, to whom it was also proffered, drew back in disgust and hurried off in search of healthier sensations amid dead lizards and manure. p.5 The term countryside implies soil transformed by labour but the scrub clinging to the slopes was still in the same state of scented tangle in which it had been found by the Phoenicians, Dorians and Ionians when they disembarked in Sicily, that America of antiquity Don Fabrizio and Tumeo climbed up and down, slipped and were scratched by thorns, just as an Archedamos or Philostrates must have got tired and scratched twenty fiv...

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