Florence And Tuscany: A Literary Guide for Travellers

Florence And Tuscany A Literary Guide for Travellers The majestic landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the Florentine poets Dante Petrarch and Boccaccio in the th century

  • Title: Florence And Tuscany: A Literary Guide for Travellers
  • Author: Ted Jones
  • ISBN: 9781848858367
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The majestic landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio in the 14th century and have been a magnet for expatriate writers since the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372 With its historic cities and villages, its countrysiThe majestic landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio in the 14th century and have been a magnet for expatriate writers since the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372 With its historic cities and villages, its countryside and coastline, its treasury of art covering five millennia and, above all, its long heritage of authorship, Tuscany is one of the most celebrated and well travelled regions in the world As the source of the Italian language and birthplace of the Renaissance, this region lies at the cultural heart of Italy and has been irresistible to writers for six centuries Florence and Tuscany A Literary Guide for Travellers takes the literary minded traveller either in person or in an armchair on a vivid and illuminating journey, retracing the footsteps of writers who have lived and worked in, or been inspired by, the history and landscape of Tuscany, from John Milton and Thomas Gray, to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Ezra Pound, Charles Dickens, D.H Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E.M Forster, Muriel Spark, and many others For anyone who has fallen under a Tuscan spell, as so many have before, this book the first of its kind will prove enthralling reading.

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    • Ms_prue says:

      It suits me very well to ingest highly refined literary history in this kind of format, I don't really know why, but loosely-bound random facts about time and space and people actually it's possible that watching Doctor Who is what really prepared me for this book. Anyway. I enjoyed it and I learned things. One day I may even go to Tuscany and use some of this information. Thanks, Ted!

    • Al Maki says:

      For a North American, Florence can be overwhelming and confusing. Although it's wonderful it's difficult to articulate coherently the experience of the city. This book, an anthology of reminiscences of the city comes closest to describing the place I experienced.

    • Gabi says:

      can't wait to read

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