William Weaver


William Weaver is celebrated for his numerous translations from the Italian, including Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose and novels and stories by Italo Calvino.

Books
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    That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana

    The modernist masterpiece of Italian literature and the most metaphysical of all metaphysical detective stories investigates a brutal murder and the ultimate impossibility of ever establishing the truth.

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    The Late Mattia Pascal

    Nobel Prize—winner Luigi Pirandello is at once the most teasing and profound of modern masters, a connoisseur of ironies and impossibilities, and The Late Mattia Pascal is undoubtedly his most polished performance as a writer of fiction.

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    Boredom

    Boredom, the story of a failed artist and pampered son of a rich family who becomes dangerously attached to a young model, examines the complex relations between money, sex, and imperiled masculinity.