Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

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Letters From London and Europe by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa – review
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's shrewd and witty travel dispatches are a complete joy, writes Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

19, Dec, 2010 @12:04 AM

On the trail of the Leopard: Tom Templeton travels to Sicily

Lampedusa's literary evocation of Sicilian life is 50 years old. Childhood fan Tom Templeton finds the island never quite changed its spots

Tom Templeton

09, Nov, 2008 @12:01 AM

The Leopard

Writer-director Visconti's screen version of Giuseppe di Lampedusa's Il Gattopardo is that rare thing, a great novel turned into a great film. Combining the epic and the intimate, relating private lives to public events, this is a masterly account of the Risorgimento as experienced by an aristocratic Sicilian family and their circle in the 1860s.

Philip French

23, Apr, 2006 @12:27 PM

A place in the sun

Lampedusa's The Leopard chronicles the struggle of the Sicilian aristocracy to survive in the face of social change. It is an enduring myth, says Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

03, May, 2003 @10:43 PM

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