A Literary Companion to Rome / Edition 1

A Literary Companion to Rome / Edition 1

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by John Varriano
     
 

Rome, the Eternal City; it is here, perhaps more than anywhere else, that the visitor is conscious of the echoes of antiquity. Artists, writers, historians, poets—all have included Rome in their travels; and their reactions—whether amazement, adulation, or surprise—have added to the city's allure. James, Isben, Dickens, Goethe, Woolf, and Wilde are

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Rome, the Eternal City; it is here, perhaps more than anywhere else, that the visitor is conscious of the echoes of antiquity. Artists, writers, historians, poets—all have included Rome in their travels; and their reactions—whether amazement, adulation, or surprise—have added to the city's allure. James, Isben, Dickens, Goethe, Woolf, and Wilde are among those who have written with passion about Rome, and through them we rediscover a city of grandeur and intimacy, as vibrant and sensual as ever.

Arranged as a series of walks through the city, this book is both an illuminating guide for the visitor to Rome and a delight to read at home for those who love the city and want to enrich their knowledge of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312131128
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

John Varriano, a professor of art history, has written numerous works on Roman art and architecture. He divides his name between the United States and a flat in Rome.

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