Il giorno della civetta

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Manchester University Press, 1998 - 137 pagine
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Set in the 1960s, this book tells the story of of a caribinieri captain investigating the mafia killing of a local building contractor in a small town in western Sicily. It is an attempt to bring to a wide audience an awareness of the problem of the mafia and its hold on Sicily.

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A taut murder mystery, although the conflicts arise not so much from whodunit as from the corruption found at every level of society and the nameless characters who are closely observing the case ... Leggi recensione completa

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Probably the most powerful and realistic piece of fiction about the problem of the Sicilian Mafia ever written. This is a beautifully written and very deep "kind of" crime story that looks at the root ... Leggi recensione completa

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Informazioni sull'autore (1998)

Born in Sicily, Sciascia was a literary and critical genius as well as a best-selling activist-writer. In the tradition of such Sicilian writers as Luigi Pirandello and Giuseppe Di Lampedusa, he explored in neorealist novels the island's impact on its inhabitants' lives: how they coped with crime, the Mafia, and corruption. His best-known works include The Day of the Owl, The Sicilian Relatives, and the collection of short stories The Wine-Dark Sea. In his most controversial work, The Moro Affair, he implicated Italy's leaders in the 1978 kidnapping and murder of former premier Aldo Moro by the leftist terrorist group, the Red Brigade. Though a long-time Communist, Sciascia eventually left the party to become a member of the Radical party, whose tenets were closer to his own anarchist leanings. As a representative of the party, Sciascia was elected to both the Italian and European Parliaments.

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