The scarlet city: a novel of 16th-century Italy
Academy Chicago Publishers, 1990 - 367 pagina's
In this masterly novel, Hella Haasse, the author of last year's bestselling takes readers to a 16th-century Italy torn by the savage violence of war and by sinister intrigues for power, and Giovanni Borgia's agonizing search for his true origins.
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You shouldn't have any regrets about this evening — Tullia d'Aragona is in a
class by herself! You've seen her passing in the street — wait 'till you're in her
house: her furniture is the measure of her success. I can tell you an amusing story
It is for freedom, eminence, that Tullia longs, the more passionately the more she
feels shoved about like a thing without volition by her mother, by Messer Pietro,
by her lovers. Something kicks against the touching of her flesh, the pressure on
Doesn't he know that she, Tullia, writes poetry, and poetry no worse than what the
Colonna writes — the Colonna Messer Pietro says he finds so admirable?
Connoisseurs of verse have reassured Tullia on that point. But anyway, she
could tell ...
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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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