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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This was easier for me than for Luisa, because she was cursed outwardly as well:
sickly, thin, her face disfigured by scars . . . living proof of the truth of the rumors
circulating about Cesare before his marriage to Charlotte d'Albret. By now ...
But even if he weren't, there isn't a living soul here who would acknowledge my
claim. To tell the truth, even / don't believe that I can assert a claim to the
dukedom. Varano is the legitimate heir of a family that has been settled in
"Well, come on, say something! You've never heard anything like that, have you?
That's something totally different, totally new! Creatures of flesh and blood, living
dialogue — a piece of reality, Messer, and symbolic, satirical at the same time!
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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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