Death of an Inquisitor and Other Stories

Death of an Inquisitor and Other Stories

Translation by Ian Thomson of three fictionalized essays by the Sicilian crime writer Leonardo Sciascia.   From the introduction “Translation is not always satisfactory; Cervantes claimed it was simply the other side of a tapestry, a frayed and ragged version of the original. I hope I have not rendered Leonardo Sciascia that disservice: Death of an Inquisitor, an investigation into …

Primo Levi: A Life

Primo Levi: A Life

Winner: Royal Society of Literature W.H.Heinemann Prize 2002. On 11 April 1987 the Italian writer Primo Levi fell to his death in the house in Turin where he was born. More than forty years after his rescue from a Nazi concentration camp, it now seemed that Levi had committed suicide. Levi’s account of Auschwitz, If This is a Man, is …