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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"Let me tell her what Fra Matteo says. / think like him, you want to tread the
middle way! Now is the time to choose a position, to define our attitude.
Everything that separates us from God must be cast out, banished, annihilated!
Love of God can ...
take a glass of wine with me. We don't really know each other well enough,
Messer. You must tell me all about yourself. You trust me, don't you?" "You haven'
t given me any reason to doubt your good faith yet." "Ah, I see you're cautious!
I haven't tried to tell them how I've changed. It seems to me that estrangement
between me and these two who have been my friends and confidants is
inevitable now that I realize I must go my own way alone. More strongly than
anywhere else ...
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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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