Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories

Author: Andrea Camilleri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992166

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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From the author of the New York Times–bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series, twenty-one short stories spanning the beloved detective’s career Inspector Montalbano has charmed readers in nineteen popular novels, and now in Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories, Andrea Camilleri has selected twenty-one short stories, written with his trademark wit and humor, that follow Italy’s famous detective through highlight cases of his career. From the title story, featuring a young deputy Montalbano newly assigned to Vigàta, to “Montalbano Says No,” in which the inspector makes a late-night call to Camilleri himself to refuse an outlandish case, this collection is an essential addition to any Inspector Montalbano fan’s bookshelf and a wonderful way to introduce readers to the internationally bestselling series.

Stylistics

Prospect & Retrospect

Author: David L. Hoover,Sharon Lattig

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042023309

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Stylistics: Prospect & Retrospect looks backward toward classic and foundational approaches and texts that helped to establish the field of stylistics. It also looks forward by examining recent innovations that seem likely to alter the ways in which style is studied in the years to come. The essays presented here, written by an array of experts from nine countries on four continents, employ a wide range of approaches to works that range from romantic poetry to contemporary fiction and from traditional folktales and nursery rhymes to contemporary film. The variety of authors, approaches, and works found here testifies to the vitality of the field of stylistics, and these essays should appeal to all those interested in the nature of style and in the history and future of stylistics.ContentsAcknowledgements Notes on ContributorsDavid L. HOOVER: PrefaceDavid L. HOOVER & Sharon LATTIG: IntroductionPart I: Foregrounding, Estrangement, and PatternWillie VAN PEER, Sonia ZYNGIER & Jemeljan HAKEMULDER: Foregrounding: Past, Present, FutureAnne BIRIEN: Modernist Poetics of Estrangement: Ezra Pound's Answer to Stephane MallarmeRobin J. SOWARDS: Local Interpretation and the Syntax of Keats's `To Autumn?Part II: Formal Analysis and the Analysis of FormHenrik SCHARFE: Story Elements as SetsYuchau E. HSIAO: The Metrical Structure of Taiwanese Nursery Rhymes: A Corpus StudyUlf CRONQUIST: Embodiment and the Irreducible Sign: Towards a Theoretical Anthropo-Semiotic Grounding for Literary Textual AnalysisPart III: Speech and Thought PresentationVioleta SOTIROVA: Historical Transformations of Free Indirect StyleJohn DOUTHWAITE: Using Speech and Thought Presentation to Validate Hypotheses Regarding the Nature of the Crime Novels of Andrea CamilleriMick SHORT: How to Make a Drama out of a Speech Act: The Speech Act of Apology in the Film A Fish Called WandaBibliographyIndex

The Voice of the Violin

Author: Andrea Camilleri

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330526235

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 563

The Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri is fourth in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series. The commissioner kept looking at him with an expression that combined contempt and commiseration, apparently discerning unmistakable signs of senile dementia in the inspector. "I'm going to speak very frankly, Montalbano. I don't have a very high opinion of you." "Nor I of you," the inspector replied bluntly. Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna, whose charms Montalbano cannot help but appreciate. But it is a mysterious, reclusive violinist who holds the key to this murder . . . The Voice of the Violin is followed by the fifth novel in this compelling mystery series, Excursion to Tindari.

Bookforum

The Book Review for Art and Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Death in Sicily

The First Three Novels in the Inspector Montalbano Series--The Shape of Water; The Terra-Cotta Dog; The Snack Thief

Author: Andrea Camilleri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664835

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 2559

Collected in one volume—the first three books in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series American readers were first introduced to Sicily’s inimitable Inspector Salvo Montalbano more than ten years ago. Since then, the detective—and his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food—has won the affection of crime fiction aficionados and Italophiles alike. With Andrea Camilleri’s last two mysteries appearing on the New York Times bestseller list, it’s clear that interest in the series is at an all time high. Now, Death in Sicily features the Inspector’s first three adventures in one handy volume, offering new readers just the enticement they need to get started.

ISLA

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

What Do I Read Next?

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787670917

Category: Fiction genres

Page: 669

View: 2957

New Statesman

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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