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Sicily A Literary Guide for Travellers By Andrew Edwards

Sicily A Literary Guide for Travellers

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This compelling guide uncovers the island's multi-faceted personality through those literary figures who have managed to get under her skin. "Without Sicily, Italy leaves no image in the soul. Sicily is the key to everything." Goethe, Italian Journey.

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Sicily A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew Edwards

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 has been preserved forever in literature.

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About Andrew Edwards


Andrew Edwards is writer and the translator of two books set in Sicily by the Spanish author Alejandro Luque. Suzanne Edwards is a linguistics graduate and lecturer. Between them, they have written widely on Sicily, its food, culture and literature.

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GOR006133695
Sicily A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew Edwards
Andrew Edwards
Used - Very Good
Hardback
I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
2014-03-30
256
1780767943
9781780767949
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