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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But Cesare, who usually came with us on our visits to his father, didn't look at us
or give any sign of enjoyment. Now, after all these years, I know that his
unwavering dark look was not for us, but for Alexander. Whenever I think of
Cesare, I see ...
... to show what your inclinations are. "I've watched you grow up. I had reason to
pay very close attention to your actions. Rodrigo never presented me with riddles.
I will tell you frankly that I do not like the look in your eyes, the set of your mouth.
Sometimes I shudder at that look. Sometimes I think: if there are angels, they look
like this. Often I stand before the painting as I stand before my own mirror. Look at
it, Giovanni, and tell me what you are." Later in France when I saw a similar ...
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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
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