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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Many — and especially those who had reason to fear him — must have believed
that with that stare he could read their most secret thoughts and feelings. When I
saw Cesare for the last time in his murky apartment in the Angel Castle, that ...
His eyes filled with secret resentment and rebellion, the impression he gives of
being alone within himself . . . alone but self-sufficient, alone but free: in Tullia's
eyes that is a privilege next to which everything she could attain as a courtesan ...
Then with a sweeping gesture and a sly peering look full of secret enjoyment, he
offered to collect whatever he could that might relate to the Borgia family:
epigrams, libels, letters and reports from courtiers at the time. I forced myself to
reject his ...
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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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