Siren Land: A Celebration of Life in Southern Italy

Siren Land: A Celebration of Life in Southern Italy

by Norman Douglas

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Siren Land: A Celebration of Life in Southern Italy by Norman Douglas

Norman Douglas’s first travel book, Siren Land is an homage to a part of the world that captivated the author more than any other. Weaving the myths of the Sirens into the landscape and history of the region, Douglas writes with knowledge and an irrepressible exuberance of the past and the present, of legends and archaeology, folklore and daily life, patron saints, local ghosts, wine, and the wind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848850019
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 8.04(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Norman Douglas (1868-1952) was born in Austria and educated in England, Germany, and France. Much of his life was spent in exile, in Italy and the south of France. He is the author of several books, including Siren Land, Fountains in the Sand and Old Calabria. Publication of his most famous novel, South Wind, established his reputation as one of the foremost writers of his generation. Though his life was surrounded by controversy, Douglas’s prose reflected an elegance and beauty acclaimed by critics. His novels and travel books are now widely regarded as classics.

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