Killing Commendatore

By unearthing this hidden work of art, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances; and to close it, he must undertake a perilous journey into a netherworld that only Haruki Murakami could conjure.

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525520058

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art, Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers. When a thirty-something portrait painter is abandoned by his wife, he secludes himself in the mountain home of a world famous artist. One day, the young painter hears a noise from the attic, and upon investigation, he discovers a previously unseen painting. By unearthing this hidden work of art, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances; and to close it, he must undertake a perilous journey into a netherworld that only Haruki Murakami could conjure.

First Person Singular

Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473582377

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A mindbending new collection of short stories from the unique, internationally acclaimed author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. A GUARDIAN AND SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios, an encounter with a talking monkey and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.

British Documents on Foreign Affairs reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print Tropical Africa Abyssinia

Commendatore Pintor stated that Ibrahim Shetewi was a poor youth with none of
the qualities of his father , Ramadan Shetewi , the Misurata chief , who was killed
in 1921 . He acted largely on the advice of his uncle , Ahmed Shetewi , who had ...

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The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Curated by Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated several of the stories, and introduced by Haruki Murakami, this book will be a revelation to its readers.

Author: Jay Rubin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014139563X

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today. Short story writers already well-known to English-language readers are all included here - Tanizaki, Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new finds. From Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Yuten Sawanishi's 'Filling Up with Sugar', from Shin'ichi Hoshi's 'Shoulder-Top Secretary' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey', The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Curated by Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated several of the stories, and introduced by Haruki Murakami, this book will be a revelation to its readers.

Roman Legends

Among the other bad things he did , he killed a great man who was called the
Commendatore ; and though he had the crime of murder on his conscience he
took no account of it , but swaggered about with an air of bravado as if he cared
for no ...

Author: Rachel Harriette Busk

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Category: Folklore

Page: 433

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An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics ...

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780345802934

Category: Fiction

Page: 1184

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An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.

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Men Without Women

Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all.

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0451494636

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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“Haruki Murakami’s Men Without Women examines what happens to characters without important women in their lives; it'll move you and confuse you and sometimes leave you with more questions than answers.” —Barack Obama Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all. In Men Without Women Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic, marked by the same wry humor and pathos that have defined his entire body of work.

London Magazine

But Don Giovanni does not want to kill the Commendatore , or even fight him ; he
is obliged to fight in self - defence , because the Commendatore has drawn on
him , and he can quite well hold himself morally guiltless of the Commendatore ' s
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Mozart the Dramatist

... unconscious takes to be identical with holding such opinions : Don Giovanni (
exemplifying the disruptive effect of the seducer ) kills a man who is presented to
us dramatically in the exclusive role of a father . The Commendatore comes on to
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Author: Brigid Brophy

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Page: 332

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This study sets Mozart, especially his four most celebrated operas, in the context of Enlightenment literature and thought. For this new edition, the author has revised a number of passages and has focused on "Idomeneo" and "La Clemenza di Tito".

The Folk Lore of Rome

Among the other bad things he did , he killed a great man who was called the
Commendatore ; and though he had the crime of murder on his conscience he
took no account of it , but swaggered about with an air of bravado as if he cared
for no ...

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Category: Legends, Roman

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Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni ( exemplifying the disruptive effect of the seducer ) kills a man who
is presented to us dramatically in the exclusive role of a father ( . . . ) But he does
not want to kill the Commendatore , or even fight him ; he is obliged to fight in ...

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Publisher: Calder Publications Limited

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Category: Music

Page: 112

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The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps. Most of the guides are devoted to a single opera, which is described in detail—with many articles that cover its history and information about the composer and his times. The complete libretto is included in both the original language and in a modern singing translation—except where the opera was written in English. Each has a thematic guide to the most important musical themes in musical notation and each guide is lavishly illustrated. They also contain a bibliography and a discography which is updated at each reprint. The ENO guides are widely regarded as the best series of their kind and excellent value.

The Commedia Dell arte in Naples English ed

Enter Commendatore , who bows to the King and says he has concluded the
peace treaty between Portugal and Castile . The King ... Don Giovanni emerges
from inside , fighting with the Commendatore , whom he kills at the end of the
scene .

Author: Francesco Cotticelli

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1168

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Commedia dell'arte, an improvised performance art that flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries, vanished leaving very few traces. What remain, besides some intriguing descriptions, are about a dozen manuscript collections of plot outlines, or scenarios, often written in dialect, which the Italian professional actors must have used to guide them through each drama, from scene to scene and act to act. Only a few such collections have ever been published in Italian, and far fewer in English translation. The present volume remedies this situation by providing bilingual access to the largest known collection of scenarios: the Casamarciano manuscripts of Naples. There are 176 decipherable scenarios in the source's two volumes. They record some important early examples of plays or operas that would later become famous, like the legend of the stone guest (cf. Molière's Don Juan ou, Le Festin de Pierre, or Mozart's Don Giovanni), preserved in this manuscript under the title "Comvitato de Pietra." They also give us a rare glimpse into living cultural traditions that were at the root of modern theater. Stock characters like clueless Pulcinella and cunning Coviello, jealous lovers and lecherous fathers, swaggering soldiers, mystified strangers, and clever chambermaids--all conspire to bring to life an art form too long hidden in indecipherable Italian manuscripts. This book received a 2001 Weiss/ Brown Publication Subvention Award from the Newberry Library. The award supports the publication of outstanding works of scholarship that cover European civilization before 1700 in the areas of music, theater, French or Italian literature, or cultural studies. It is made to commemorate the career of Howard Mayer Brown.

Old Court Life in Spain

The “ Commendatore ” whom Don Juan killed in a duel about his daughter Doña
Anna , was but one of the many whom he had injured , only the Commendatore
cursed him , and the curse cleaved to him , although it is not true that , as a statue
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NWSA Journal

But the crime against the father is more than murder ; the attempt on his daughter
' s honor defiled the honor of his family . And had ... 14 Thus it is the killing of the
Commendatore , as Kerman notes , that symbolizes Don Giovanni ' s evil life .

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The Fetishization of Female Trauma How Mozart Constructs Sovereignty Through Maleness and Denies Sovereignty Through Femaleness

(I.i) To summarize, Don Giovanni begins by trying to rape Donna Anna. He is
unsuccessful because he is interrupted by her father, the Commendatore, who he
later kills in a battle waged by the Commendatore to defend his daughter's honor.

Author: Lena Dassonville

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668359725

Category: Music

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Literature Review from the year 2016 in the subject Musicology, grade: A, , course: Seminar II, language: English, abstract: I aim to illuminate the sexual, familial, and the political power structures in "Don Giovanni" through the use of Lauren Berlant’s theory of the intimate public sphere and Rousseau’s theory of the body politic. More specifically, I wish to examine how through maleness, sovereignty is constructed and through femaleness, sovereignty is denied. Going beyond the contents of the libretto, I also endeavor to explore how Mozart fetishizes and desires female trauma through the music in "Don Giovanni".

The Analytical Concert Guide

She screams for help and in escaping the Don kills the Commendatore . As he
leaves he is intercepted by Donna Elvira , a woman he has wronged . As the Don
dashes away Leporello shocks her with a listing of the Don ' s endless affairs .

Author: Louis Leopold Biancolli

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday

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Category: Orchestral music

Page: 722

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Analytical material from program notes of major symphony orchestras. Works of American composers are excluded.

A Killing in Swords

... in cascading ringlets , she regarded them with serene gray eyes , quite
undisturbed by murder or its noisy aftermath . ... he may have rated a few imps ,
perhaps even one or two noncommissioned demons — but a stone
Commendatore ?

Author: Reginald Bretnor

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks

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Category: Antique dealers

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Gramophone

He never gets very far with Zerlina and even killing the Commendatore could be
seen as self - defence : they are both armed after all . So what he has done must
have to be so awful that this death is inevitable . " But he must also be totally ...

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Tito Gobbi on His World of Italian Opera

The fact that he did not actually intend to kill the Commendatore is important . The
situation was forced upon him and was not of his choosing . Yet until that moment
it was he who always dictated events . Now events are going to overtake him .

Author: Tito Gobbi

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

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Category: Opera

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