Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (December 23, 1896 – July 23, 1957) was an Italian writer. He is most famous for his only novel, Il Gattopardo (first published posthumously in 1958, translated as The Leopard), which is set in Sicily during the Risorgimento. A taciturn and solitary man, he passed a great deal of his time reading and meditating, and used to say of himself, "I was a boy who liked ... more »

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  • ''If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.''
    Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa (1896-1957), Sicilian author. Prince Tancredi, in The Leopard, ch. 1 (1958, translated 1960).
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