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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa: A Biography Through Images

Tuesday 25 March 2014

1 Hour


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The great Italian novelist Lampedusa’s cousin and heir Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi provides a unique insight into the people and places that inspired the author of The Leopard. Tomasi talks to Lampedusa’s biographer, Sir David Gilmour, about his pictorial biography of his cousin. A sense of time and place is central to Lampedusa’s masterpiece, The Leopard, a novel that captures traditional Sicilian society at a time of great upheaval and transformation. Tomasi’s biography includes a wealth of unpublished images from Lampedusa’s private albums and from the family archives.

Tomasi is professor of music history at the University of Palermo and author of several books on opera and major composers. He is the adopted son of Lampedusa, editor of Lampedusa’s works and executor of his estate. Gilmour is one of Britain’s best-known historical writers and biographers. His biography of Lampedusa, The Last Leopard, won the Marsh Biography Award.

This event is part of the Italian Day at the festival.