The Last Leopard

The Last Leopard

A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

David Gilmour

Biography of Giuseppe di Lampedusa, author of The Leopard and last Sicilian prince.
Date Published :
December 2007
Publisher :
Eland Publishing
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780955010514
Pages : 277
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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 nineteenth-century Sicily: its sensual, fading, aristocratic glory and its corruption, brutality, and inequality lurking beneath the surface. Who wrote this masterpiece, this work of art? The answer is as unlikely as one might hope. A fascinating meditation on what it is that makes a writer.

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