WELCOME

This website tries to represent to your kind attention the vast yield and the hard-to-measure contribution that Leonardo Sciascia given to the world culture.
The youth has very meager knowledge about his critical smartness, HIS intellectual freedom, morality and style. his values were: justice, truth, liberty, beauty and memory.
IN THE ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES, UK AND usa LEONARDO SCIASCIA IS PRESENT WITH THE FOLLOWING WORKS:
UK
Il contesto, Jonathan Cape, 1974.
Il giorno della civetta / Il contesto, Carcanet, 1984.
Il mare color del vino, Paladin, 1985.
Gli zii di Sicilia, Carcanet, 1986.
Il contesto, Manchester University Press, 1986.
Todo modo, Paladin, 1989.
1912+1,Carcanet, 1989.
A ciascuno il suo, Carcanet, 1989.
Una storia semplice / Candido, Modern Voices, 2010.
USA
Candido, ovvero un sogno fatto in Sicilia, Helen and Kurt, 1979.
L’affaire Moro / La scomparsa di Majorana, Carcanet, 1987.
L’affaire Moro, NYRB, 2004. 

ABOUT US

ACROSS THIRTY YEARS OUR FOUNDATION FOSTERED, PRODUCED AND PROMOTED CONVENTIONS, ROUND TABLES, EXHIBITION, PERFORMANCES, FESTIVALS ABOUT HIS OPERA AND THE PROBLEMATIC TOPICS HE BRAVELY FACED EVEN IN VERY TROUBLED YEARS FOR OUR COUNTRY; SCIASCIA WAS HISTORICALLY THE FIRST WRITER TAKING IN CONSIDERATION THE MAFIA PHENOMENON IN NOVELS, COLUMNS AND NON-FICTION BOOKS.

THE ART GALLERY

THE FOUNDATION COLLECTS AND MAKES AVAILABLE ESPECIALLY FOR THE VISITORS: PAINTINGS, ILLUSTRATIONS, PORTRAITS ANS A PRECIOUS AND UNIQUE CORRESPONDENCE THAT LEONARDO SCIASCIA HAD WITH THE MAIN BRAINS OF ARTS, POLITICS AND LITERATURE OF HIS TIMES.
FROM ITALO CALVINO TO BORGES, FROM PASOLINI TO  MORAVIA, WITHOUT INTERNET, WITHOUT “TED” AND “ZOOM” THEY MOVED ARTS AND THINKING OF MODERN TIMES AND THEIR LEGACY OUGHT BE CONSIDERED IN THE TROUBLED YEARS WE ARE LIVING.
GEMS OF THE ART GALLERY ARE DRAWINGS OF:
MARC CHAGALL,
ANTHONY VAN DYCK,
AUGUSTE RODIN,
EDMOND AMAN-JEAN,
THÉOPHILE ALEXANDRE STEINLEN,
FÉLIX VALLOTON,
EDGAR CHAHINE,
ANDERS ZORN,
HENRY DE GROUX,
MAXIMILIEN LUCE,
JOSEPH MARIA SUBIRACHS,
RENATO GUTTUSO,
FABRIZIO CLERICI,
PIERO GUCCIONE,
BRUNO CARUSO,
GAETANO TRANCHINO AND MANY OTHERS. 

THE LIBRARY

THE LIBRARY COUNTS 27000 BOOKS, DEWEY CLASSIFIED, AND IT’S OPEN TO VISITORS AND RESEARCHERS. THERE ARE SNIPPETS FROM NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES RELATED TO THE NON-FICTION WRITINGS OF LEONARDO.
RELEVANT DONATIONS WERE RECEIVED FROM “SELLERIO EDITORE”, “SALVATORE SCIASCIA EDITORE” AND “STAMPA ALTERNATIVA”.
THE LIBRARY OF THE FOUNDATION HAS STABLE CULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE GLOBE WITH UNIVERSITIES AND PUBLIC BODIES. RESEARCHERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE COLLABORATIONS WITH OUR INSTITUTION.
THE CORRESPONDENCES IN OUR COLLECTION ARE THE CRUCIAL WITNESSES AND THE MOST PRECIOUS SOURCES OF THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT LEONARDO SCIASCIA INTERWOVEN WITH THE MAJOR PERSONALITIES OF HIS TIMES: ITALO CALVINO, SALVATORE QUASIMODO, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, JORGE GUILLÉN, ELIO VITTORINI, GOFFREDO PARISE, GIUSEPPE PONTIGGIA, VINCENZO CONSOLO, JORDI PUJOL, MANUEL PUIG, GESUALDO BUFALINO, INDRO MONTANELLI, GIORGIO NAPOLITANO, ALBERTO MORAVIA AND SO ON.
 

PAST PRESENT FUTURE

OUR ACTIONS AND INITIATIVES CANNOT FILL THE CHASM OF HIS LOSS, NOWADAYS WE EXPERIENCE A DECAY IN THE SOCIETY.
A PROCESS OF DEGRADATION THAT SOMETIME SEEMS IRREMEDIABLE SO THEN IT’S MANDATORY FOR OUR FOUNDATION TO KEEP ALIVE HIS TEACHINGS, HIS INALIENABLE LEGACY OF PITILESS CRITIC ATTITUDE AND HUMAN COMPASSION, HIS INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY DEVOTED TO A CEASELESS RESEARCH.
OUR EFFORTS FOLLOWED HIS THREADS  AND THROUGH EVENTS AND PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES WE GATHERED IDEAS, WORDS AND IMAGES WE ARE PROUD OF AND ALL THAT IT SUMS TO THE HERITAGE GIFTED BY LEONARDO SCIASCIA TO THIS FOUNDATION, TO THE KIND VISITORS AND TO THE RESEARCHERS WE WELCOME.
THE FOUNDATION IS OPEN TO CONSIDER PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION IN THE FIELDS OF LITERATURE, ART AND CULTURE WHICH ARE PART OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES. MAIN CONTACT: fondazioneleonardosciascia[AT]gmail.com

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