Leonardo Sciascia


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Leonardo Sciascia (January 8, 1921 – November 20, 1989) was an Italian writer, novelist, essayist, playwright and politician. Some of his works have been made into films, including Open Doors (1990) and Il giorno della civetta (1968).

Sciascia was born in Racalmuto, Sicily. In 1935 his family moved to Caltanissetta; here Sciascia studied under Vitaliano Brancati, who would become his ... more »

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  • ''The best thing on translation was said by Cervantes: translation is the other side of a tapestry.''
    Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989), Italian writer. Guardian (London, Aug. 5, 1988).
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