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The ancient shore : dispatches from Naples

Author: Shirley Hazzard; Francis Steegmuller
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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Born in Australia, Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair. Battered by World War II, Naples would remain for decades one of the most violent and impoverished places in Italy, but in its passion, vivacity, and beauty, the city still justified the loving words written about it by Goethe, Byron, and others  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Hazzard; Francis Steegmuller
ISBN: 9780226322018 0226322017
OCLC Number: 220421852
Description: 129 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pilgrimage --
A scene of ancient fame --
In the shadow of Vesuvius --
City of secrets and surprises --
Naples redux : an ancient city arrayed for the G-7 --
The incident at Naples --
Coda: Pondering Italy.
Other Titles: Incident at Naples.
Responsibility: Shirley Hazzard and Francis Steegmuller.
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Born in Australia, Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. This work collects the best of Hazzard's writings on Naples.  Read more...

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"Much larger than all its parts, this book does full justice to a place, and a time, where 'nothing was pristine, except the light.'" - Bookforum "Deep in the spell of Italy, Hazzard parses the Read more...

 
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