Elements of Italy

Elements of Italy

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The turnstile into Italy has clicked continually for centuries - Lord Byron loved here and continues to draw romantics in his wake, Stendhal concluded: 'The charm of Italy is akin to that of being in love'. Yet Italians love their country more than any foreigner ever can, it is a place where labourers do hum Verdi, quote Dante and find their lunch delicious. Italians love of art, architecture and life itself is what drew Lisa St Aubin to this beautiful country. She extracts the work of, among others, Dante, Edith Wharton, Leonardo da Vinci, Rosetta Loy, Mary McCarthy, Goethe, Primo Levi, Turner, Shelley, Claire Sterling, Truman Capote, Cecil Beaton, Elsa Morante, Molly Lefebure and Keats.
'Italy is mostly an emotion' - Henry James
'All the dreams of my youth I now behold realised before me' - Goethe
'They make love a great deal - and assassinate a little' - Byron

Book information

ISBN: 9781860499241
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.5
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 277
Weight: 230g
Height: 198mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 197mm