Scarlet City The: A NOVEL OF 16TH CENTURY ITALY
Academy Chicago Publishers, 30 aug. 2005 - 368 pagina's
Although he bears one of the most notorious names in all of Italy, Giovanni Borgia doesn't know his parentage. Hella Haasse uses the Italian Wars as a backdrop for Giovanni's agonizing quest for his identity.
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Everything that separates us from God must be cast out, banished, annihilated!
Love of God can never be great enough, He must be loved eternally, cherished
above everything else, never forsaken! I would make any sacrifice, bear any pain
I say to you once more: I can't judge. There's no sense in raking up old rumors.
That won't help you. You're grown up. You want to know yourself. You belong to a
new generation that won't rest until it understands everything under the sun.
I can think of no better destination for it than the bottom of the sea." "At flood-tide
perhaps it will be washed ashore." "I'm not obliged to acknowledge ownership of
it." "To lose everything sometimes means the beginning of a new life.
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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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