The 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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(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Virago Press Ltd
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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.