Elements Of Italy (Paperback)Lisa St. Aubin De Teran (author)
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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
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 mm
Elements of Italy is not a reference book--it should be dipped into for pleasure. Through St Aubin de Teran's carefully selected extracts, the reader gains insight into why "this stilettoed boot, set in two seas, seems to have walked across more hearts th * CHRISTINA MCLOUGHLIN, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW *
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