Elements of Italy
By (author) Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
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Elements of Italy by Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Book DescriptionThe turnstile into Italy has clicked continually for centuries - Lord Byron loved here and continues to draw romantics in his wake, Stendhal concluded: 'The charm of Italy is akin to that of being in love'. Yet Italians love their country more than any foreigner ever can, it is a place where labourers do hum Verdi, quote Dante and find their lunch delicious. Italians love of art, architecture and life itself is what drew Lisa St Aubin to this beautiful country. She extracts the work of, among others, Dante, Edith Wharton, Leonardo da Vinci, Rosetta Loy, Mary McCarthy, Goethe, Primo Levi, Turner, Shelley, Claire Sterling, Truman Capote, Cecil Beaton, Elsa Morante, Molly Lefebure and Keats. 'Italy is mostly an emotion' - Henry James 'All the dreams of my youth I now behold realised before me' - Goethe 'They make love a great deal - and assassinate a little' - Byron
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860498268
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Mozambique Mysteries, Paperback (December 2010)
* From the author of OTTO and THE HACIENDA, a memoir about falling in love with a country, with a man and with a dream - out now in paperback
Keepers of the House, Paperback (September 2005)
Debut novel from Lisa St Aubin de Teran.
Memory Maps, Paperback (April 2003)
The follow-up to the hugely successful The Hacienda, this is a moving and revealing memoir of an extraordinary life lived without boundaries.
Elements of Italy, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
* Lisa St Aubin de Teran defines her love for Italy by collecting together pieces of work on Italy by writers as diverse as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Edith Wharton, Turner, Shelley, Truman Capote, Mary McCarthy and Keats
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Author Biography - Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Lisa St Aubin de Ter?n was born in London in 1953. She has written five novels, poetry and short stories and three memoirs including the bestselling THE HACIENDA. She lives in Umbria, Italy.
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