Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Il birraio di Preston (Le brasseur de Preston) est un melodramma giocoso en trois actes, musique de Luigi Ricci, livret de Francesco Guidi. L’opéra a été créé à Florence au Teatro della Pergola le 4 février L’écrivain Andrea Camilleri a publié en un roman portant le même titre. Poliphony in Andrea Camilleri’s Il birraio di Preston. Academic Article uri icon. Overview; Additional Document Info; View All. scroll to property group menus.

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I was glad it is a quick read and I dii move on to my next book. A non-Italian reader, in my instance Englishman is blessed to be in the capable skills of translator, Stephen Sartarelli, who leads one with academic trustworthiness and delicately through the terms and meanings of the original text. I imagine there will be others like myself who are at first frustrated by the layout of the book but if you can stick with the story i believe it is worth it in the end.

Just love this book. Return to Book Page.

This feature provides an interesting quirk which has become something of a fad among his readership even in mainland Italy. The chapters, which introduce us to an eclectic and eccentric cast of characters, This was an added extra when I picked up a few of Camilleri’s “Inspector Montalbano” books from the local library.

Il birraio di Preston – Andrea Camilleri – Google Books

He is considered one of the greatest Italian writers of both 20th and 21st centuries. Open Preview See a Problem?


About 10 million copies of his novels have been sold to date, and are becoming increasingly popular in the UK and North America. O autor cria seu romance baseado num acontecimento real: Ci sono libri che vanno letti solo quando arriva il loro momento; probabilmente se avessi letto Il birraio di Preston prima di Un mese con Montalbano sarei impazzita: Camilleri oreston in antic mood in this historical novel, which ends with It’s and the little Sicilian city of Vigata has a new theater.

It’s such a simple question. Whatever the circumstances, Sartarelli has without doubt lreston his usual outstanding job, making the book a fun and isnructie read for English-speaking readers. The characters are true to their time, but they are also true to being Sicilian; their descendants are alive and well today.

I choose this comic mystery looking book by the popular Italian author Andrea Camilleri.

Il birraio di Preston

In particular camillleri sexual act which is, I’m pretty sure, still illegal in the state of Utah even if the participants are married. Camilleri tells the story non-chronologically, and the author’s note is that the order is just a suggestion. As with the Montalbano series, this novel is translated by the talented Stephen Sartarelli; my one quibble in reading this in e-book form is that his always informative notes are awkward to access. One never knows if the names mentioned are of any familleri to the plot.

Camilleri jumps about in time, something that often drives me buggy as a reader, but here it works well, giving us many points of view and insights into the final–well, I don’t want to spoil the story for you. At the end we get something of an explanatory note that the narrator was assembling research of the events from notes some 40 years after the fact and presenting the “facts” as he uncovered them.


Aug 31, Utti rated it it was amazing. I had a difficult time reading this book for 3 reasons: I love the book in some ways: Camilleri jumps about in time, something that often drives me This book is delightful!

More a farce than a Sicilian comedy, this wonderful story will have you smiling, laughing, crying tears of joy and falling about in uncontrollable fils of mirth.

Additional Author Notes point to specific arias used throughout this farcical and wildly craz If one can laugh at ribald language, have at it.

La storia, per i siciliani, si birraii subito, al suo primo apparire, con la smorfia violenta e assurda della farsa. If one can laugh at ribald language, have at it. There is some dark humor that some might like, and more than a few sparks of good writing, but I just couldn’t get into this one.

However, in the author’s note at the end of the book he specifically says that readers may want to put the chapters in any order that suits them best! Questi permetteranno infatti di capire id giusta chiave di lettura, che solo il siciliano Camilleri poteva escogitare, e di godere appieno la storia.

One of the responsibilities in my job at the library is to help out the book club that meets once a month.