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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It was as though one were looking through a window. I did not know if the figure
in the foreground was a woman or a man, a child or an adult, a human, an angel
or a demon. The expression on that face seemed to change as one looked at it.
The man I descended upon, unannounced, seemed very different from the
peacock-blue fop and braggart who used to wander through the Vatican. The
disorder in his house was even greater than the first time I was there. It later
evolved that ...
It seemed to him to go without saying that Florence would set that task aside for
him, if only out of aesthetic considerations. The design stayed alive in him, it was
his spiritual possession, a part of himself. Just as David personified the struggle ...
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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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