The scarlet city: a novel of 16th-century Italy
Academy Chicago Publishers, 1990 - 367 pagina's
In this masterly novel, Hella Haasse, the author of last year's bestselling takes readers to a 16th-century Italy torn by the savage violence of war and by sinister intrigues for power, and Giovanni Borgia's agonizing search for his true origins.
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She realized one day, still early in her marriage, that she was not satisfied by
Ferrante's embraces. In her arms he remained a stranger, closed-off,
inaccessible. It was a brief pleasure that they shared; a tempestuous sensual
appetite which ...
brought and rode away. Finally he realized that there could be no more fighting,
spat on the ground after the departing guests to demonstrate his contempt,
embraced me, thanked me for my support and, his wounded arm wrapped in his
For the first time in a long while, he realized that for him, for the city, this David
had once meant more than the perfectly sculptured statue of a young man:
strength, courage, noble indignation at injustice and violence . . . the symbol of
the brave ...
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Against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Wars (1494-1559) Haasse traces the lives and struggles of some of Italy's most famous citizens--Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Vittoria ... Volledige review lezen
The Italian Wars
Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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