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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1 . Fellows accustomed to the coarsest pleasures, the filthiest jokes. The
provocation and satisfaction of lust, with or without women, acts performed
without thought, in dull heat, like beasts. . . . This pollution accompanies me
wherever I go.
To guests and retinue he offered masculine diversion: heavy meals, long
horseback rides over the marshy fields outside Ferrara and — a still more
exhausting occupation — nocturnal visits to his mistresses and women friends.
Alfonso had a ...
A man of the world, a courtier, someone known in and outside of Rome, who is
well-informed about everything, has more influence than anyone can imagine,
but at the same time can talk with women for hours about things in which only ...
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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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