BookLook is a project AD Creations & LibriamoTutti.
Each month will be made a dress inspired by a book.
For February was chosen
Il Gattopardo – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
The Leopard is a novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa , published posthumously in 1958 , a year after the death of the author ‘s .
The author drew inspiration from historical events of his family, Tomasi di Lampedusa ( family) , and in particular from the biography of his great-grandfather , Prince Giulio Fabrizio Tomasi ( opera Prince Fabrizio Salina ), who lived during the Renaissance and also known for scoring an astronomical observatory for his research . Its subject matter is often considered a historical novel , although not fulfilling all the royalties.
Written between late 1954 and 1957 , was presented at the beginning publishers Arnoldo Mondadori Editore and Einaudi , who refused publication (the text was read by Elio Vittorini seems that after he had regretted the error) , which occurred after then the author’s death by Feltrinelli with a preface by Giorgio Bassani , who had received the manuscript by Helen Cross. In 1959 he received the Strega Prize , becoming the first Italian best-seller with over 100,000 copies sold. In 1963 it was reduced in the eponymous film by Luchino Visconti.
In 1967 it was also a musical work by Angelo Musco , with libretto by Luigi Squarzina .
The title of the novel has its origins in the family coat of arms of Tomasi and is commented on in the novel itself : “We were the Leopards , the Lions ; those we will replace the jackals , hyenas , and everyone Leopards , jackals and sheep continue to believe the salt of the earth. ”
(Wikipedia + Google translate)