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Italy in mind : an anthology

Author: Alice Leccese Powers
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997.
Series: Vintage departures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Comprising short stories, novel excerpts, essays, journal entries, letters, and poetry. Italy in Mind captures all the contradictions of the Italian scene: enduring tradition and trendy consumerism, ravishing landscapes and urban sprawl, demonic bureaucracy and unvanquishable human warmth. Each entry is accompanied by a biography of the author, and the entire collection is preceded by a lively introduction by editor
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Italy in mind.
New York : Vintage Books, 1997
(OCoLC)645897631
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Leccese Powers
ISBN: 0679770232 9780679770237
OCLC Number: 35911698
Notes: "A Vintage departures original"--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 349 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Cassino, once thriving, is turned into a scene of unrelieved grimness / Homer Bigart --
from Profane friendship / Harold Brodkey --
December in Florence / Joseph Brodsky --
Letter to Mrs. Ogilvy / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
Up at a villa, down in the city / Robert Browning --
On Rome ; To the Hon. Douglas Kinnaird / George Gordon, Lord Bryon --
from The uncle from Rome / Joseph Caldwell --
Poems from Italy / John Ciardi --
Fountains / Eleanor Clark --
from Women of the shadows / Ann Cornelisen --
Genoa and its neighbourhood / Charles Dickens --
Erice / Lawrence Durrell --
Journals from Italy / George Eliot --
In Santa Croce with no Baedeker / E.M. Forster --
from The islands of Italy / Barbara Grizzuti Harrison --
from A farewell to arms / Ernest Hemingway --
from A bell for Adano / John Hersey --
The art of arrangement / Paul Hofmann --
from The portrait of a lady / Henry James --
To Sorgono / D.H. Lawrence --
Vespucci Territory : 1987 / R.W.B. Lewis --
The maid's shoes / Bernard Malamud --
The loot ; Venice preserved / Mary McCarthy --
Venice ; In a bye-canal ; In a church of Padua / Herman Melville --
On Italian time / Mary Morris --
from Summer's lease / John Mortimer --
The queen of the bogs / William Murray --
from The English patient / Michael Ondaatje --
Residenza / Tim Parks --
from The stones of Venice / John Ruskin --
Stanzas written in dejection, near Naples / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
from On Persephone's Island / Mary Taylor Simeti --
For women / Kate Simon --
from the Volcano lover / Susan Sontag --
San Sano / Matthew Spender --
Defying Mrs. Tweedie / Calvin Trillin --
The buried city of Pompeii / Mark Twain --
The city today / Gore Vidal --
Roman fever / Edith Wharton --
A baroque wall-fountain in the Villa Sciarra / Richard Wilbur --
Roma I / Charles Wright.
Series Title: Vintage departures.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Alice Leccese Powers.
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Comprising short stories, novel excerpts, essays, journal entries, letters, and poetry. Italy in Mind captures all the contradictions of the Italian scene: enduring tradition and trendy consumerism, ravishing landscapes and urban sprawl, demonic bureaucracy and unvanquishable human warmth. Each entry is accompanied by a biography of the author, and the entire collection is preceded by a lively introduction by editor Alice Leccese Powers. The result is a work of.

Enchantment, a tribute both to Italy and to generations of literary travelers.

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