Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers - Literary Guides for Travellers (Hardback)
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Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers - Literary Guides for Travellers (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 16/05/2019
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This compelling guide uncovers Sicily's multi-faceted personality through famous literary figures.

Rising up from the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily has a rich and ancient history spanning over 2,000 years. A bounty prized by invaders from the Greeks, Romans and Vandals to the Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Sicily's beautiful landscapes are haunted by a vibrant mix of cultures and her soil has always been fertile ground for the literary and artistic imagination.

This compelling guide uncovers the influence of those literary figures who have managed to get under the island's skin - from Pindar, Cicero and Aeschylus to Shakespeare and Cervantes; DH Lawrence, Coleridge and Oscar Wilde to Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Ezra Pound and Lawrence Durrell; as well as local writers who have defined the modern Italian novel - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and Leonardo Sciascia.

Through their words and lives, we witness the beauty, pain and power of the Sicilian cultural landscape and discover how the potent mix of influences on the island's society has been preserved forever in literature.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781838601829
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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...a wonderful text on the literary diversity of the island. - Giles Foden, Conde Nast Traveller

Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers takes you into Sicily’s real personality, with fascinating insights into the character, history and culture of this enigmatic island. And it’s also one hell of a reading list! - Sicily Inside & Out

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