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Sicilian Uncles

Review by Steve Savage

There are four longish stories in Sicilian Uncles, by Leonardo Sciascia. Until a few days ago, had you asked me what they were about, I would have said that they were all set in Sicily and were all about uncles in one way or another. Admittedly, one of the uncles was Uncle Joe, as Stalin used to be known, but there were four uncles. However, when I came to read the book a second time, I discovered that my memory was quite false. (more…)

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January 8, 2015 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Leonardo Sciascia

Leonardo Sciascia was born in Racalmuto, Sicily, in 1921. Apart from a few years in Rome, he lived most of his life in Sicily. He was on the left and wrote on political affairs. As well as the book of stories, Sicilian Uncles, Sciascia wrote a number of novels, including Salt in the Wound, The Day of the Owl, The Council of Egypt, A Man’s Blessing and Equal Danger. He died in 1989.

January 8, 2015 at 10:32 am Leave a comment


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