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Sicily:: A Literary Guide for Travellers (The I.B.Tauris Literary Guides for Travellers)

by Andrew Edwards, Suzanne Edwards

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"Without Sicily, Italy leaves no image in the soul. Sicily is the key to everything." Goethe, Italian Journey

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 violently 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 island's multi-faceted personality through those literary figures who have managed to get under her 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 have been preserved forever in literature.

ASIN B00JVU9WCM
Amazon Sales Rank 954,882
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher I.B.Tauris
Studio I.B.Tauris
Manufacturer I.B.Tauris
Language(s) English (Published)
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