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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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 ...
brushed his fingers quickly over his mouth and chin a few times as if he were
wiping something away, and gave us an oblique look filled with nervous
suspicion. Then with a sudden awkward movement he pushed his way into the
crowd. Later ...
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
The Italian Wars
Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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