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Title:
Puccini : the man and his music
Author:
Weaver, William, 1923-2013.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : E. P. Dutton, 1977.
Physical Description:
147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780525186106
Format :
Book

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Central Library ML410.P89 W3 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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William Weaver was born on July 24, 1923. During World War II, he joined the American Field Service and was sent to Africa and then to Italy as an ambulance driver. As a senior at Princeton University, he had a short story published in Harper's Bazaar. After graduation, he taught at the University of Virginia for a year before returning to Italy.

He was a translator of modern Italian literature into English. He translated the works of numerous authors including Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Giorgio Bassani and Primo Levi. He also studied opera and wrote several books on the subject including The Golden Century of Italian Opera from Rossini to Puccini. He taught at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York in the 1990s. He died on November 12, 2013 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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