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 to learn that this was not my problem, but his. This is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a while, lreston several laugh out loud scenes, and plenty of social and political satire. If you’re into Italian Literature, you can read the rest of this review elsewhere.

Sep 27, Stephen rated it it was ok. Andrea is a skilled observ A perfect novel for fans of this author’s writing. Even if it were a popular opera, the many factions opposed to the prefect and his Mafioso chum would object. No trivia or quizzes yet. I was glad it is a quick read and I could move on to my next book. Warm, funny and intelligent.

The proposed oreston then becomes a battleground for the various factions, as they plot and counter-plot drawing in a Mafioso enforcer, a variety of camilperi, lovers looking for a second chance at happiness, a philandering doctor, an incorruptible policeman and a variety of innocent bystanders.

In addition, The Brewer of Preston is based on a real incident that took place camillerl this time in Caltanissetta, a town not far away from Agrigento and Porto d’Empedocle, the sites of Camilleri’s fict Camilleri is best known for his Commisario Montalbano series, but relatively recently, inspired, he says, by the publication of the Report on the Social and Economic Conditions of Sicilyhe has written two novels, Hunting Season and The Brewer of Prestonboth set in this time period.

A good example of his sense of humor can be found in his ordering, or lack thereof, of the chapters in the book.


The town of Vigata, however, is having none of it, and arson, i and murder soon ensue…. The characters are true to their time, but they are also true to being Sicilian; their descendants are alive and well today. I’ve lived in Sicily now for over a year, and that has been enough time to give me a sense of just how well Camilleri has captured the sense of Sicily.

Mazzini strongly promoted a republic rather bireaio a monarchy, and he still had plenty of followers at this time. Do dear, what have I done? At first, I had difficulty keep track of the plethora of character names and nicknames, but I quickly found out that only a few key names were crucial to understanding and enjoying this fast-moving farce.

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Camolleri setting Vigate in the s, and the birdaio production of a play – the Brewer of Preston – at the local theatre by the Prefect of Vigata – an event which the townsfolk intend will never happen.

The very last chapter is actually the first chronologically and when combined with the authors note at the end actually give a great and funny conclusion. Amid great confusion a host of characters, some corrupt others thugs, through cultural differences and political indifference between scandal and affairs of the heart and against a background of local feuds and family secrets; Camilleri weaves the story.

Read because Camilleri honouring Snoopy seems to be sufficient reason. Be the first to ask a question about Il birraio di Preston. Here they have all their characteristics lovingly exposed in this historical saga based on true events. However, in the author’s note at camillerl end of the book he specifically says that readers may want to put the chapters in any order that suits them best! Camilleri, at least in the Montalbano series, needs a deft hand.

What are you doing? The fun part about these chapters is that nothing is told in chronological orders anyway. Lists with Camillfri Book. It says in the author’s closing notes that the book can be read in an order of one’s own choosing.

Il birraio di Preston

Sarebbe stata una perdita terribile. Readers could jump around however way they like. Un incendio, un prefetto toscano, dei cittadini arrabbiati, gli ingredienti per un mix esplosivo senza paragoni. What have I done? Camilleri jumps about in time, something that often drives me buggy as a reader, but here it pteston well, giving us many points of view and insights into the final–well, I don’t want to spoil the story for you.


Originally from Porto Empedocle, Camilledi, Camilleri began studies at the Faculty of Literature inwithout concluding them, meanwhile publishing poems and short stories. For those not familiar with Italian history, Sicily had joined the newly-formed Monarchy of Italy injust 11 years before the events of the novel, and there were plenty of people dissatisfied with the replacement of one monarchy that of the Bourbons with another, the House of Savoy based in the Piedmont of Northern Italy.

Set a century before Commissario Montalbano graces its fictitious streets, this tale of civic uprising in Vigata is a very cleverly constructed farce of misrule, set off against the debut of Vigata’s new operahouse. The “frightful night” ends with someone causing the theatre to burn down.

I was surprised and slightly disappointed to see that the opening of Il Gattopardo didn’t rate a chapter heading. Camilleri is best known for his Commisario Montalbano series, but relatively recently, inspired, he says, by the publication of the Report on the Social and Economic Conditions of Sicilyhe has written two novels, Hunting Season and The Brewer of Prestonboth set in this time period. But, it does not make a great library do club pick.

Quite distinct from his Inspector Montalbano series, this is a book of comedic fun set in Vigata. It would make a great movie. One never knows if the names mentioned are of any importance to the plot. Just love this book. This is actually a very funny book, and a very cleverly constructed one too.