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Email Address:. Inspector Salvo Montalbano Italian: Commissario Salvo Montalbano is a fictional character created by Italian writer Andrea Camilleri in a series of novels and short stories. The fractious detective's character and manner encapsulate much of Sicilian mythology and astute detective work. The original books are written in a mixture of Italian , strict Sicilian , and a Sicilianized Italian. Although the Inspector Montalbano series of novels are staged in the Sicilian context, Camilleri uncompromisingly confronts many contemporary political and social problems.
The novels were translated into English by Stephen Sartarelli.
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The translation of the Montalbano novels started only after five novels had already been published in Italian and gained popularity among the Italian-speaking public. The translator Stephen Sartarelli has attempted to maintain the mixture of Italian and Sicilian dialect in the dialogues. In addition, he has added notes at the end of each of the novels, which give short explanations regarding many of the peculiarities of Sicilian and Italian society depicted in the novels.
Both writers make great play of their protagonists' gastronomic preferences. Inspector Montalbano is an engaging hero — honest, decent and loyal. He has his own way of doing things, and his superiors regard him as something of a loose cannon.
One of the strengths of the novels is Montalbano's ability to navigate through a murky world, a world of shady connections and favours owed and owing, without compromising himself beyond what he can live with. There is a great deal of humour in his character, but the subtext is hard criticism of the social and political situation of both the Sicilian and Italian contexts. In fact, Camilleri has said that social commentary " In many crime novels, the events seem completely detached from the economic, political and social context in which they occur.
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This also allowed me to show the progression and evolution in the character of Montalbano. In fact, a determining factor of his success as a Sicilian policeman seems to be his ability to bridge between different cultures. There is the "northern" force, coming from Milan that attempts to standardize regulations and increase transparency. So he decides that the best way to get out of these bouts of melancholy is to dive head first into a new investigation. The opportunity is presented by a beautiful woman, who comes to the police station in order to advise of her brother's disappearance.
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The Inspector will not find it easy to solve the murder, pushed around by astute women trying to lead him to believe that "the Moon is made of paper". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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This article is about a novel by Andrea Camilleri. For other uses, see Paper Moon disambiguation.
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In fact, Montalbano will arrive at the hospital when his father is already dead, thus bitterly reproaching himself for his selfishness because, even though aware that the father was sick, he chose to ignore it. Inspector Montalbano. La rete di protezione Il metodo Catalanotti Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.