Death, Memory, and Liminality: Rethinking Lampedusa's Later Life as Author and Aristocrat

Kuiper, Y., Jan-2016, Ultimate Ambiguities: Investigating Death and Liminality. Berger, P. & Kroesen, J. (eds.). New York/Oxford: Berghahn, p. 253-269 17 p.

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Using the concepts 'liminality' and 'late style', of respectively Victor Turner and Edward Said, the author reconstructs and analyses Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's (1896-1957) late tranformation from a well-read Sicilian nobleman into an energetic author and novelist (Il Gattopardo/The Leopard, 1957).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltimate Ambiguities
Subtitle of host publicationInvestigating Death and Liminality
EditorsPeter Berger, Justin Kroesen
Place of PublicationNew York/Oxford
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-1-78238-609-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2016


  • liminality, memory, death, aristocracy, European literature, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

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