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Leonardo Sciascia - Notable Works

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Novelist, born in Racalmuto, Sicily, S Italy. A teacher and politician, he took Sicily for the focus of his writing, and his themes embrace its society past and present, which he saw as exemplifying the political, social, and spiritual tensions to be found on the wider stage of Europe. His novels include Le parrocchie di Regalpetra (1956, trans Salt in the Wound), Candido (1977), Il Consiglio d'Egitto (1963, The Council of Egypt), and A ciascuno il suo (1968, To Each His Own).

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