Author: Steven Price

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529019664

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8719

‘So vivid and true . . . Lampedusa is a beautiful novel, lyrical and wise. Reading it made me feel both melancholy and uplifted.’ David Gilmour, Financial Times ‘Brimming with wise and lyrical insights that make it a worthy heir to its mighty predecessor.’ New York Times In the Sicily of the 1950s, still haunted by memories of Fascism and the war, the last Prince of Lampedusa, Giuseppe Tomasi, struggles to complete his only novel, The Leopard. Tomasi is a veteran of the previous war, while his wife Alessandra is living in exile after her native Latvia is absorbed into the Soviet Union. The childless couple are survivors of a vanishing world of European aristocracy, living in the present, yet nostalgic for the decadent past. Diagnosed with advanced emphysema and with a profound awareness of his doomed lineage, the prince begins working on a novel. When The Leopard is posthumously published, it is to much acclaim; it will come to be considered the greatest Italian novel of the century. Achingly haunting, Lampedusa tells the story of a man’s awakening to the possibilities of life as he nears its end. ‘In subtle and intelligent prose, Price invites us into the mind of a man striving to make sense of memory and mortality.’ Sunday Times SHORTLISTED FOR THE GILLER PRIZE


Author: Pietro Bartolo,Lidia Tilotta

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857057286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6743

"Bartolo tells us about rescuing everyone he can, burying those he cannot, and saving their stories as if they were his own. This is a personal, urgent and universal book" GLORIA STEINEM "An urgent, wrenching dispatch from the frontline of the defining crisis of our times . . . Bartolo is at once the saviour and the coroner to boatload after boatload of migrants who risk everything to cross the deadly seas. It is also a damning indictment of the broader, collective indifference of humankind to both the drowned and the saved" PHILIP GOUREVITCH "Dr Pietro Bartolo has seen more suffering and death in his career than any one man should have to witness" Amnesty International "Through Bartolo we understand that it is impossible to do nothing in the face of such great human need" Vanity Fair It is common to think of the refugee crisis as a recent phenomenon, but Dr Pietro Bartolo, who runs the clinic on the Italian island of Lampedusa, has been caring for its victims - both the living and the dead - for a quarter of a century. Situated some 200 km off Italy's Southern coast, Lampedusa has hit the world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. The shipwrecks began in 1992. Before the Arab Spring, they came from Africa, but now they come from across the Arab world as well. And the death toll is staggering. On Christmas Eve, 1996, 286 bodies were recovered; on the night of October 3, 2003, 366 out of 500 migrants died after a shipwreck nearby. For the past twenty-five years, Doctor Bartolo has been rescuing, welcoming, helping, and providing medical assistance to those who survived. But, above all, he has been listening to them. Tales of pain and hope, stories of those who didn't make it, who died at sea, their bodies washed up on shore; stories of those who lost their loved ones, of babies that never had a chance to be born. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ITALIAN PROSE TRANSLATION AWARD (IPTA) Translated from the Italian by Chenxin Jiang


Author: Anders Lustgarten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474253571

Category: Drama

Page: 48

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This is where the world began. This was Caesar's highway. Hannibal's road to glory. These were the trading routes of the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians, the Ottomans and the Byzantines . . . We all come from the sea and back to the sea we will go. The Mediterranean gave birth to the world. Step into the shoes of those whose job it is to enforce our harsh new rules: an Italian coastguard and a payday lender from Leeds. How do they do it? And what happens to them? Lampedusa is a powerful play about immigration and welfare. This edition was published to coincide with the premiere at the Soho Theatre, London, on 8 April 2015, as part of the Soho Theatre's season of Politics.

Border Lampedusa

Author: Gabriele Proglio,Laura Odasso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319593307

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 8570

This book analyses the European border at Lampedusa as a metaphor for visible and invisible powers that impinge on relations between Europe and Africa/Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary approach (political, social, cultural, economic and artistic), it explores the island as a place where social relations based around race, gender, sex, age and class are being reproduced and/or subverted. The authors argue that Lampedusa should be understood as a synecdoche for European borders and boundaries. Widening the classical definition of the term ‘border’, the authors examine the different meanings assigned to the term by migrants, the local population, seafarers and associative actors based on their subjective and embodied experiences. They reveal how migration policies, international relations with African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries, and the perpetuation of new forms of colonization and imperialism entail heavy consequences for the European Union. This work will appeal to a wide readership, from scholars of migration, anthropology and sociology, to students of political science, Italian, African and cultural studies.

A Study Guide for Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's "The Leopard"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410350991

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

View: 9549

A Study Guide for Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's "The Leopard," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Think of Lampedusa

Author: Josué Guébo

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496204735

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

View: 3787

A collection of serial poems, Think of Lampedusa addresses the 2013 shipwreck that killed 366 Africans attempting to migrate secretly to Lampedusa, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. The crossing from North Africa to this island and other Mediterranean way stations has become the most dangerous migrant route in the world. Interested in what is producing such epic displacement, Josué Guébo’s poems combine elements of history and mythology. Guébo considers the Mediterranean not only as a literal space but also as a space of expectation, anxiety, hope, and anguish for migrants. He meditates on the long history of narratives and bodies trafficked across the Mediterranean Sea. What did it—and what does it—connect and separate? Whose sea is it? Ultimately he is searching for what motivates a person to become part of what he calls a “seasonal suicide epidemic.” This translation of Guébo’s Songe à Lampedusa, winner of the Tchicaya U Tam’si Prize for African Poetry, is a searing work from a major African poet.

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Author: Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 071454552X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Perhaps in no other novel of the twentieth century has the sense of time and place had such a central role and profound significance as in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's masterpiece, The Leopard - a work which captures Sicilian traditional society in a period of transition when faced with modernity and political upheaval.Written by Lampedusa's adopted son, Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, this new illustrated biography - which includes a wealth of unpublished pictures from Lampedusa's private albums and documents from his family archive, as well as a foreword by Lampedusa biographer David Gilmour - explores all the people and places that were dear to the great Sicilian master and are essential for a fuller understanding of his work.

The Optician of Lampedusa

Author: Emma Jane Kirby

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141985232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 6053

From an award-winning BBC journalist, this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about the awakening of human courage and conscience. 'I can hardly begin to describe to you what I saw as our boat approached the source of that terrible noise. I hardly want to. You won't understand because you weren't there. You can't understand. You see, I thought I'd heard seagulls screeching. Seagulls fighting over a lucky catch. Birds. Just birds.' Emma-Jane Kirby has reported extensively on the reality of mass migration today. In The Optician of Lampedusa she brings to life the moving testimony of an ordinary man whose late summer boat trip off a Sicilian island unexpectedly turns into a tragic rescue mission.

Der Optiker von Lampedusa

Author: Emma Jane Kirby

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079322

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 9360

"Vielleicht kannst du nicht glauben, was ich hier erzähle. Vielleicht kannst du es nicht verstehen, weil du nicht an Bord warst. Aber ich war drin und habe die Menschen gesehen. Und ich sehe sie immer noch. Das, was damals passiert ist, geschieht wieder und wieder ..." So beginnt der Optiker von Lampedusa seine Geschichte und zugleich die von 47 Menschen, die er im Oktober 2013 vor dem Ertrinken bewahrte. Er ist ein einfacher Mann, ein Jedermann, der auf Lampedusa lebt, sich um seine Familie sorgt und erst im Strudel der Ereignisse zum Handelnden und Retter wird. Doch dieses Buch ist mehr als die Geschichte einer Rettung, es beschreibt den grundlegenden Wandel vom passiven Zeitgenossen zum engagierten Zeitzeugen. Eindrücklicher, ergreifender und erschütternder ist noch nie über die große Tragödie unserer Zeit, das fortdauernde Sterben im Mittelmeer, geschrieben worden.

The Italian island of Lampedusa. Is this the place where all migration problems of Europe cumulate?

Author: Winnie Faust

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668277648

Category: Political Science

Page: 10

View: 9140

Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Miscellaneous, , language: English, abstract: Lampedusa is definitely a hot spot in the great European migration debate. The tiny island of Lampedusa, “with its 5,000 inhabitants” (Telegraph Online), is located only 167 kilometres from the Tunisian coast and has become the front gate of Europe's south and a symbol for undocumented mobility. Lampedusa functions as a vicarious example of EU (external) borders all focused in one place. Borders consist of conflictive features: on the one hand border means exclusion of people from another state and on the other hand borders are always a zone of contact. Although the right to mobility is an important point of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “border regimes set up limits to the freedom of movement” and ignore the right of asylum. In this text, the author argues that in the last two decades, Lampedusa has been made the main example for the grievance of migration.