Leonardo Sciascia





Leonardo Sciascia

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born
in Racalmuto, Sicily, Italy
January 08, 1921

died
November 20, 1989

gender
male

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Leonardo Sciascia wrote of his unique Sicilian experience, linking families with political parties, the treachery of alliances and allegiances and the calling of favours that resort in outcomes that are not for the benefit of society, but of those individuals who are in favour.
Sciascia perhaps, in the end, wanted to prove that the corruption that was and is endemic in Italian society helps only those who are part of the secret societies and loyalties and the political classes.


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More books by Leonardo Sciascia…
“Maybe the whole of italy is becoming a sort of Sicily.”
Leonardo Sciascia, The Day of the Owl

“I hate and detest Sicily in so far as I love it, and in so far as it does not respond to the kind of love I would like to have for it.”
Leonardo Sciascia
tags: sicily

“Scientists say that the palm tree line, that is the climate suitable to growth of the palm, is moving north, five hundred metres, I think it was, every year...The palm tree line...I call it the coffee line, the strong black coffee line...It's rising like mercury in a thermometer, this palm tree line, this strong coffee line, this scandal line, rising up throughout Italy and already passed Rome...”
Leonardo Sciascia, The Day of the Owl

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