Книга: Puzo Mario «Omerta»


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Omerta, the Sicilian code of silence, has been the cornerstone of the Mafia's sense of honor for centuries. Born in the Sicilian hills, omerta carried the Mafia through a hundred years of change, but now at the century's end it is becoming a relic from a bygone age. Honor may be silent - but money talks. New York - a mob boss is assassinated. His nephew Astorre Viola and the head of the city's FBI both launch investigations into the murder. But this time silence spreads like a contagion: the silence of rival gangs, the silence of crooked bankers, even the silence of the courts. The world of the Mafia is riven with greed, and Viola knows that now is the time to claim his destiny...

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2010)

ISBN: 978-0-09-953325-2

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Puzo, Mario

▪ 2000

      American novelist and screenwriter (b. Oct. 15, 1920, New York, N.Y.—d. July 2, 1999, Bay Shore, N.Y.), chronicled a fictional Mafia family, the Corleones, in The Godfather (1969), which became one of the most successful novels ever—selling some 21 million copies worldwide, spawning three critically and financially successful motion pictures, and placing its characters into the contemporary American cultural mythology. Puzo grew up in New York City's Hell's Kitchen and dropped out of school to get a job after his father deserted the family. He became a railroad clerk but already was harbouring dreams of being a writer. After his military service in Germany during World War II, he returned to New York City and studied at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University. While working as a civil servant, Puzo began writing pulp stories for men's magazines. His first two novels, The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1964), attracted good reviews but few buyers. It was then that Puzo decided to write something that would make enough money for him to support his family. Although he had no personal knowledge of organized crime, thorough research gave him the details he needed, and The Godfather, which depicted the family's strong bonds as well as its criminal activities, was a phenomenal success. Puzo collaborated with director Francis Ford Coppola on the screenplay of The Godfather (1972) and its two sequels (1974 and 1990). The first two won nine Academy Awards, including best picture and best screenplay Oscars for each. Puzo also contributed to the screenplays of such motion pictures as the first two Superman films (1978 and 1980) and The Cotton Club (1984). His other novels include Fools Die (1978), The Sicilian (1984; filmed, 1987), and The Last Don (1996; television miniseries, 1997). Puzo's last book, Omerta, was scheduled to be published in 2000; he considered it, along with The Godfather and The Last Don, part of his Mafia trilogy.

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Источник: Puzo, Mario

См. также в других словарях:

  • omerta — [ ɔmɛrta ] n. f. • 1952; it. omertà, forme dial. de umiltà « humilité » ♦ Loi du silence, dans les milieux proches de la Mafia. « l omerta, tu connais ?... Cette conspiration du silence autour du péché d un seul qui devient le trésor de tous » (Y …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Omertà — Omerta Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Omertà, loi du silence ; Omerta, roman de Mario Puzo ; Omertà, série télévisée québécoise. Omerta, groupe de musique français. Omerta… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Omertá — Omertà o ley del silencio es el código de honor siciliano que prohíbe informar sobre los delitos considerados asuntos que incumben a las personas implicadas. Esta práctica es muy difundida en casos de delitos graves o en los casos de mafia donde… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Omertà — Студийный альбом Adrenaline Mob Дата выпуска 13 марта 2012 Жанр Хэви метал,грув метал Длительность 49:38 П …   Википедия

  • omerta — omertá s. f. Trimis de siveco, 02.07.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  OMERTÁ s. f. cârdăşie, complicitate; mafie. (< it. omertà, fr. omerta) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • omertà — s.f. [var. napol. di umiltà, da società dell umiltà , nome con cui fu indicata la camorra perché i suoi affiliati dovevano sottostare a un capo e a delle leggi]. [solidarietà diretta a celare l identità dell autore di un reato o la conoscenza di… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • omerta — (n.) 1909, from dialectal form of It. umilta humility, in reference to the code of submission of individuals to the group interest, from L. humilitas (see HUMILITY (Cf. humility)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • omertà — [ō̂ mer tä′] n. [dial. for It umiltà, lit., humility (< L humilitas), hence submission, acquiescence to group code] in Sicily, a policy or code of keeping silent about crimes and refusing to cooperate with the police …   English World dictionary

  • Omertà — For other uses, see Omerta (disambiguation). Omertà[1] (Italian pronunciation: [ɔmɛrˈta]) is a popular attitude and code of honour and a common definition is the code of silence . It is common in areas of southern Italy, such as Sicily,… …   Wikipedia

  • Omertà — Mit dem Begriff Omertà bezeichnen die Mitglieder der Mafia und ähnlicher krimineller Organisationen ihre Pflicht bzw. ihren Verhaltenskodex (euphemistisch Ehrenkodex genannt), über ihre Organisation vor allem ihre Mitglieder und ihre… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Omerta — Mit dem Begriff Omertà bezeichnen die Mitglieder der Mafia und ähnlicher krimineller Organisationen die Pflicht, über die Mitglieder und die Machenschaften der Organisation zu schweigen. Eine Person, welche dagegen verstößt, wird Pentito (it.:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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