Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Puccini Companion” as Want to Read:
Puccini Companion
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Puccini Companion

2.5 of 5 stars 2.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  0 reviews
What forces helped shape the output of this high-living, often arrogant, but immensely talented composer? This fascinating collection includes Simonetta Puccini's essay full of intimate details about her family, as well as writings by experts on the racist politics behind the creation of "Madama Butterfly"; Puccini's fascination with American culture as exemplified in "Fan ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 17th 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published May 1st 1962)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Puccini Companion, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Puccini Companion

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-5 of 5)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
William Fense Weaver is perhaps best known for his translations of the work of Umberto Eco and Italo Calvino, and has translated many other Italian authors over the course of a career spanning more than fifty years. In addition to prose, he has translated Italian poetry and opera libretti, and has worked as a critic and commentator on the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts.

Born in the U.S. state
More about William Weaver...
Open City : Seven Writers in Postwar Rome : Ignazio Silone, Giorgio Bassani, Alberto Moravia, Elsa Morante, Natalia Ginzburg, Carlo Levi, Carlo Emili Duse: A Biography Verdi: A Documentary Study Puccini The Golden Century of Italian Opera from Rossini to Puccini

Share This Book