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Issue Details: First known date: 1973... 1973 The Salamander
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'An Italian general is found dead in his apartment Next to his body is a small card inscribed with a salamander in a bed of flames. Is it suicide or murder?

Dante Matucci, a captain in the Italian secret service, begins an investigation that leads him into a maze of political violence and intrigue. He meets the general's former mistress, Lili Anders, and embarks on a dangerous affair with the beautiful one-time spy. Soon he is drawn into the net of the great Salamander himself, millionaire industrialist Bruno Manzini, who is pitting his wits against the elaborate machinery threatening Italy's government.

'In a game of high stakes, how much is Matucci prepared to pay to survive?'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin, 2017)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon The Salamander Robert Katz , Rod Serling , ( dir. Peter Zinner ) United States of America (USA) United Kingdom (UK) Italy : Incorporated Television Company Opera Film Produzione Orbi S.A. , 1981 11557882 1981 single work film/TV

Notes

  • Epigraph: Eight-line excerpt from Bertolt Brecht's Arturo Ui translated by George Tabori, beginning with 'If we could learn to look instead of gawking'.
  • Dedication: for Silvio Stefano//wise counsellor, honest advocate,//friend of my heart
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Der Salamander
Language: German

Works about this Work

Untitled 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The New Yorker , 5 November no. 49 1976; (p. 184)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
Untitled S. Young , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 September 1973; (p. 12)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
Untitled B. Wilkinson , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Christian Science Monitor , 29 August 1973; (p. 9)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
Untitled R. Wade , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Contemporary Review , no. 223 1973; (p. 213)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
Untitled John Tittensor , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 28 September-4 October 1973; (p. 1589)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
Untitled M. Cozad , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , July 1973; (p. 2150)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
Untitled R. F. Grady , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Best Sellers , 1 September no. 33 1973; (p. 247)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
Untitled Sandra Hall , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November vol. 12 no. 1973; (p. 123-124)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel ; My Love Had a Black Speed Stripe Henry Williams , 1973 single work novel
Untitled M. Jones , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 September 1973; (p. 24)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
Untitled William Noonan , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 September 1973; (p. 44)

— Review of The Salamander Morris West , 1973 single work novel
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Subjects:
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    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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