The Leopard Set in the s The Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution The dramatic sweep and richness of

  • Title: The Leopard
  • Author: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  • ISBN: 9780394432915
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Set in the 1860s, The Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution The dramatic sweep and richness of observation, the seamless intertwining of public and private worlds, and the grasp of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its particular melancholy beauty and power, and plSet in the 1860s, The Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution The dramatic sweep and richness of observation, the seamless intertwining of public and private worlds, and the grasp of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its particular melancholy beauty and power, and place it among the greatest historical novels of our time Although Giuseppe di Lampedusa had long had the book in mind, he began writing it only in his late fifties he died at age sixty, soon after the manuscript was rejected as unpublishable.

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    1. ”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, a [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:

      "Ο γατόπαρδος" του Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa είναι ενα μυθιστόρημα για την παρακμή. Μια τέλεια υποκίνηση ενός χαμένου κόσμου. Μια διαλεκτική ανάμεσα στα ζωή και το θάνατο. Ένα ιστορικό πολυεστιακό αφήγημα το οποίο διαδραματίζεται στη Σικελία την εποχή της απόβασης του Γκαριμπάλντι σ [...]

    4. “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.” Matthew 20:16The 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 ben [...]

    5. 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 aspe [...]

    6. 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 more 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 boo [...]

    7. You have a stable job. You own your house. You drive your own car. Your daughter is studying in an exclusive school. You can buy any book you take fancy on. You can dine at any restaurant anytime. You can buy any clothes you want. In short, you have a comfortable life. What if all these are taken away from you? Let’s say your company closes shop? What if you are stricken with cancer and you have to spend millions for your operation? What if you run over a man who is crossing the street on one [...]

    8. The Leopard. One of the four "big cats," it is a fierce predator: fast, voracious, strong enough to crush a skull with its jaws and to drag an animal almost as heavy as itself into a tree. Fearsome.(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]Like most felines, the leopard expends energy in massive bursts and must sleep for the most of the day to recoup its strength for the hunt. Do these long stretches of dormancy make the leopard lazy? Would it, free from the demands of hunger, wile away day after day in sl [...]

    9. I. Nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.Thus begins Lampedusa’s masterpiece, his paean to death. Sensuous, insightful, subtle, The Leopard is a work of absolute beauty. In 1860 Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina, is watching the lifeblood seep from his world: the power and the prestige, the unquestioned honors are all fading away, being bled out by revolution. He simply watches it go. He is resigned to it as he is resigned to his own nature. Sated ease tinged wi [...]

    10. What complaints I have about The Leopard are minutely stylistic; and because "to present any writer in translation is to present him bereft of his style," as Clarence Brown, one of Mandelstam’s English avatars, reminds us, I won’t dwell on the elaborate clunkiness and awkward extensions of Lampedusa’s metaphors, especially those applied to the inner emotional states of his characters. In Italian this figurative language may be impossibly smooth. What I love in this novel is its morbid and [...]

    11. A book full of the deepest melancholy and feelings of loss, poetic language and irony. I loved this book. Other people have written beautiful reviews about it, to which I have nothing to add. I refer in particular to the review of Jeffrey Keeten or the review in Dutch of Sini. Both reflect my sentiments completely.

    12. Πολύ καλό ιστορικό βιβλίο. Αυτό που το εξυψώνει δεν είναι τόσο η ιστορία του αλλά η υπέροχη γλώσσα και η μαγευτική αφήγηση του. Με κέρδισε ολοκληρωτικά επίσης, και η διεισδυτική ματιά του συγγραφέα σε αυτές τις μικρές λεπτομέρειες -τις οποίες μας παρουσιάζει με εξαιρετικό τ [...]

    13. Romanzo pubblicato a metà degli anni '50, in piena crisi del Neorealismo.Ambientato in Sicilia nel periodo (almeno nella prima parte) dello sbarco di Garibaldi, rappresenta la crisi dell'aristocrazia e l'ascesa della classe borghese. Ma protagonista assoluto rimane il Principe di Salina, il cui emblema è appunto il Gattopardo.Gli altri personaggi mi son parsi poco più che pedine, anche il nipote Tancredi spinto a sposare Angelica, la graziosa figlia di un rozzo proprietario terriero, per 'cam [...]

    14. Πολύ δυνατό βιβλίο Ο Γατόπαρδος είναι ένα κλασικό ανάγνωσμα για όλους τους βιβλιόφιλους.Μέσα στις σελίδες αυτού του βιβλίου περιγράφεται η πορεία του Οίκου Σαλίνα κατά την διάρκεια των μεγάλων αλλαγών στην Σικελία και σε ολόκληρη την Ιταλία. Ο βασικός χαρακτήρας είναι ο Ν [...]

    15. What do I think of this? On one hand I want to laud it as being a classic of Italian literature, imbued with the essence of Lermontov and breadth of Tolstoy. However, on the other hand, this is essentially just one long episode of Downton Abbey but with less Maggie Smith and more Garibaldi. I'm conflicted about this one a bit because it does have some really boring parts but then it has some just magical passages. Eh, I liked it, but it's barely clinging on to those three stars.

    16. The quintessence of melancholy, The Leopard, lets the reader try on the skin of the titular character: the last prince in a declining aristocracy. It reminded me of Under the Volcano. I was pushed to empathize with the last leonine lord of Sicily as intimately as I did with the alcoholic diplomat in Under the Volcano, despite never having aspirations towards being crowned or pickled. Both novels deal with cornered people doing their best while their world turns to dust. The Leopard is beautiful, [...]

    17. "Foi à procura de um lugar onde se pudesse sentar tranquilo, longe dos homens, amados e irmãos, sim, mas sempre tão maçadores. Encontrou-o depressa: a biblioteca, pequena, silenciosa, bem iluminada e vazia."(Arnold Böcklin, The Isle of the Dead, 1883)O Leopardo - romance em oito partes, cronologicamente divididas entre Maio de 1860 e Maio de 1910 - narra a história de uma família da nobreza siciliana e a sua decadência, originada pelas alterações políticas e sociais decorrentes da uni [...]

    18. The other day I found a grey hair, by which I mean on my own head, of course, not on the floor. If I was in my forties, or upwards, I may have anticipated such a thing, but, in my naivety, I didn’t think it possible at my age. Yet there it was, gesturing to me in an offensive manner; it was like staring at a crowd of people and suddenly spotting, deep in their midst, a child looking my way and insouciantly giving me the finger. I’ve been, it is fair to say, somewhat perturbed ever since; I k [...]

    19. It is no coincidence that The Leopard is bookended by two corpses: a decomposing one at the beginning, and an embalmed one at the end. The middle is filled with the story of a third corpse whose slow decomposition and putrefaction make up the meat of the novel. Rigour mortis first sets in, as traditions rigidify the body. It gets devoured internally, its body bloating, consumed by its own bacteria—the peasants that require the pacification and gifts demanded by noblesse oblige, the expensive p [...]

    20. "Everything will continue as before, only more wealthy. The people had neither land reform nor Republic, or autonomy. The aristocracy gentrifies up and the bourgeoisie purchase titles of nobility. The stagnation, the cyclopean immobility, an ancient people and that intended as ever. a backdrop for a powerful novel."I'm delighted with the richness of language and sarcastic speeches of Don FabrizioThe adaptation for cinema was made by the principal actors/actresses:-Burt Lancaster-Alain Delon-Clau [...]

    21. Unlike in many other novels of historical fiction, Tomasi makes no secret of the fact that he is writing from the vantage of hindsight. And though they were few, I enjoyed his narratorial asides, some ironic, some sobering. But what I loved more than anything else is the elegant writing; you are in a dream as the sentences flow by. Two sections stand out as especially beautiful: the young couple playing amongst the closed-off ruins of rooms in the palace and the main character facing death -- su [...]

    22. One may rarely add something significant to the enormous amount of what's been already said about a book that brilliant. And yet I can't resist.For some reason I can't but compare The Leopard to The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov's play which (as any decent pupil in Russia) I studied at school (apparently too thoroughly to get rid of the images of the characters). In both cases we see people dealing with a time of changes. Chekhov's character, Lyubov Andreievna, a representative – or I'd better say a [...]

    23. "Ghepardul" are o valoare simbolică. El este o frescă a societăţii aristocratice siciliene din timpul şi de după unificarea de la 1860. Pe fundalul întâlnirii cu pitorescul sicilian, cititorul ia contact cu don Fabrizio, principe de Salina, care se rezemneaza în faţa istoriei, concretizând un raport tragic între clasa socială şi avântul ideologic al societăţii. Dacă privim criteriul persuasiv al romanului (intenţia autorului), aceasta nu se poate descifra (ceea ce arată carac [...]

    24. Di una tale chirurgica (ed ironica) luciditá e di una tale struggente bellezza - narrativa, stilistica, psicologica e poetica: in grado, nel medesimo fulmineo istante, di essere tanto divina quanto disperante - da essere doloroso.È doloroso voltare l'ultima pagina, lasciarlo andare ha lo stridore opprimente di qualcosa che ti venga strappato via.

    25. Bu kitap bana bir kez daha, Üniversitede en sevdiğimiz hocalardan olan ve maalesef erken kaybettiğimiz Oral Sander’in, bir ülkenin tarihini, toplumunu anlamak için sadece bilimsel kitaplar değil, o ülkeyle ilgili edebiyat eserlerini de okumamız gerektiği sözünün ne kadar doğru olduğunu hatırlattı. Lampedusa’yı ve öldükten sonra (1958) yayınlanabilen tek romanı Leopar’ı ilk kez Javier Marias’ın o nefis Yazınsal Yaşamlar’ında duymuş, romana bir kitapçıda rast [...]

    26. A rich and luscious novel about a decaying aristocratic family in nineteenth century Sicily. The main protagonists are the Salina family and especially Don Fabrizio (the Leopard of the title) the head of the family. Most of the novel takes place in the early 1860s and there is great descriptive detail throughout capturing the heat and dust of the Sicilian countryside. Lampedusa's descriptions of scents and smells and a decaying grand house are sublime. Religion and the ritual of the Catholic chu [...]

    27. Another classic I can cross off my "to read before I die" list. It's one of those books that has a definite low-key charm throughout and that ends up affecting you to an unexpected degree by the end. It tells the story of the decline of an aristocratic Sicilian family following Garibaldi's unification of Italy in 1860. The entire narrative spans half a century, but the vast majority of the action takes place in the months immediately surrounding the dissolution of the Bourbon monarchy of Sicily [...]

    28. Someone from Sicily once told me that Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s "The Leopard" is the "Gone with the Wind" of southern Italy. For that very comparison, I had foolishly avoided it. Now I see that while it indeed may be a “Gone with the Wind,” it is also a “Fathers and Sons,” a “Palace Walk” (Mahfouz’ Cairo Trilogy), a “Grapes of Wrath,” and a “King Lear,” only with a more rational leading man. It is also, quite appropriately, its own glorious thing, the only novel of a once-p [...]

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