The Professor and the Siren by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa[Expected publication: July 2014 by NYRB Classics
I liked the first story about the siren, but the other two stories I honestly couldn't tell you a thing about them. I skimmed them because they bored me a lot. There was a lot of potential in the first story that could have easily covered all the pages in this book, but instead it ended abruptly and it was very unsatisfying.
There's not a lot you will miss by not reading this book. And I say that
as a person who LOVED the writing style in the first story (other than