Beyond the romantic story of when and how it was published, the novel’s appeal could be attributed to its beautiful prose (obvious even in translation), to its languid pacing, and to how it unfolds the many layers of intrigue and fidelity within a family and between a family and the people around them. But it’s this moment—the beginning of the Prince’s decline, and its rationales and causes—that makes The Leopardmore than just another underappreciated classic. It’s this moment that makes it speak to the kinds of concerns we each have to deal with these days in our personal, professional, and faith lives.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
… Donnafugata Dilemmas | Commonweal Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)