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Man of the World. The Irreverent Travelogue of a Reverent Art Lover [NOOK Book]

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This is first of all a literary travelogue where art is the central focus, and the naughtiness in art is the vital hub. At the same time, this is also a memoir woven into the canvas of a two-week-long Italian sightseeing tour.

A man, who would eventually become the protagonist’s third husband, has an impeccable pedigree. He attended a Swiss boarding school, followed by ...
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Man of the World. The Irreverent Travelogue of a Reverent Art Lover

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Overview

This is first of all a literary travelogue where art is the central focus, and the naughtiness in art is the vital hub. At the same time, this is also a memoir woven into the canvas of a two-week-long Italian sightseeing tour.

A man, who would eventually become the protagonist’s third husband, has an impeccable pedigree. He attended a Swiss boarding school, followed by Harvard. This auspicious beginning was followed by a life of international travel, global investment, and friendships with heads of states and cabinet ministers.

The protagonist, who has a small daughter, is still married to the girl’s father when she first meets the world-weary, 20+ years-older Man of the World. She calls him the Last of the Mohicans ( the Mohican for short) and as the narrative unfolds, it becomes clear that the two men are as different as their monikers imply.

The story is written from the perspective of the protagonist’s twelve-year marriage to the Man of the World this time, and starts off with the her brooding on her ill luck with matrimony. The mood soon changes, however, because rather than exacerbate her gloom by digging into wretchedness, she chooses to make her life (and hopefully that of her readers) newly enchanted with mirth, with mischief, and with her beloved art – most particularly with the wickedness in art – for art, unlike men, is forever noble, even in its most ignoble disguise. To this end, she attempts to recreate the feelings of wonderment and bliss of her first Italian sojourn with the Man of the World, directly followed by the arrival of a group of art lovers who give her an opportunity to introduce a slew of fresh characters, while keeping the “Man of the World – Mohican” thread ever at hand.
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Editorial Reviews

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This is a vibrant, intense work which has the flow of a novel but the clarity and fluidity of a biography. The author has a fluent and controlled way with the English language which makes reading a joy and you are pulled into her world immediately - so much so that it's sometimes hard to rejoin the 'real' world outside the book.
It is a joy to read something which uses the English language with such brilliance and care.it is partly a travel diary and partly a guide to life. I love it!
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This is partly a memoir, revealing but without any of that genre's frequent self-pity. It is also in part a delightfully lively travelogue. And, finally, it is a fiercely opinionated guide to appreciating classic art. Written with considerable wit the book successfully blends all three genres of writing in a way I have rarely if ever encountered.
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This book is a fascinating combination of intimate personal drama and vivid travel account of some of the greatest works of Western art. It is sui generis -- and the world would benefit from more such works. The writer has the knowledge of a professional, but lacks the voice of a pedant; she wears her learning lightly indeed, with the result that there is no doubt in the reader's mind that this is not a potted history but a deeply personal and sincere account.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015869231
  • Publisher: Artravesty
  • Publication date: 11/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

There is nothing conventional about the author, born in Europe and educated in the American Ivy League. Her love of life, love, art, men and travel, not necessarily in that order, spills over her witty writing, creating an unusual and highly entertaining style all of her own, very tangibly an indelible part of her persona.
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