The Red Tenda of Bologna by John Berger
'It's an improbable city, Bologna - like one you might walk through after you have died.'
A dreamlike meditation on memory, food, paintings, a fond uncle and the improbable beauty of Bologna, from the visionary thinker and art critic.
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