Four Seasons in Rome
On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
By (author) Anthony Doerr
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Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
Book DescriptionOn the same day that his wife gave birth to twins, Anthony Doerr received the Rome Prize, an award that gave him a year-long stipend and studio in Rome...'Four Seasons in Rome' charts the repercussions of that day, describing Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world, and the first year of parenthood. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats - the chroniclers of Rome who came before him - and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighbourhood, whose clamour of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood and a fascinating account of the alchemy of writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007265299
(197mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See, About Grace and the Shell Collector, Paperback (March 2017)
'I can think of very few authors who can put together a sentence with such ecstasy, whose words sing with music and such sheer rapture at what they embody' The Times A stunning box set of three beautiful books by Anthony Doerr.
All the Light We Cannot See, Hardback (November 2016)
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II
About Grace, Paperback / softback (October 2015)View all books by Anthony Doerr
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Author Biography - Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr is the author of four books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome and Memory Wall. Doerr's short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. He has won the Rome Prize, and shared the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award with Jonathan Safran Foer. In 2007 Granta placed Doerr on its list of the "21 Best Young American novelists." Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.
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