The Professor and the Siren

byGiuseppe Tomasi Di LampedusaTranslated byStephen TwilleyIntroduction byMarina Warner

June 17, 2014|
The Professor and the Siren by Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
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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.
Title:The Professor and the SirenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:104 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:104 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.3 inPublished:June 17, 2014Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590177193

ISBN - 13:9781590177198

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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