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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
Ancient shore.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008015420
(OCoLC)220421852
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Hazzard; Francis Steegmuller
ISBN: 9780226111308 022611130X
OCLC Number: 842875106
Description: 1 online resource (129 p.) : ill.
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. 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 over the centuries. Here are the best of Hazzard's writings on Naples, along with a New Yorker essay by her late husband, Francis Steegmuller. For the pair, the Naples of Pliny, Gibbon, and Auden is constantly alive to them: "The ghosts of this region are too many, and too vital, to sadden us," Hazzard writes. "Rather, they create a company, ironic and benign, to which we ourselves may ultimately hope to belong."--Publisher description.

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