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Tuscany in Mind: An Anthology (Vintage Departures)

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In her fourth literary travel companion, Alice Leccese Powers explores one of the most seductive regions of the world through more than two centuries of fiction, poetry, essays, letters, and memoirs by English-speaking visitors to northern Italy.

The poet Shelley called Tuscany “a paradise of exiles”; it has long been a magnet for literary travelers and expatriates. Here are writers who have made their home in Tuscan villas, castles, and farmhouses, from the Shelleys, Byron, and the Brownings to Frances Mayes. Here too are Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Henry James, and E. M. Forster on the glories of Florence, Pisas leaning tower, and the enchanting Tuscan countryside, alongside the tart wit of Mark Twain, Mary McCarthy, and Erica Jong. From James Boswells record of his romantic dalliances to Laura Frasers memoir An Italian Affair to Sarah Dunants novel The Birth of Venus, Tuscany in Mind assembles a glittering mosaic portrait of an unforgettable place.

Kinta Beevor • James Boswell • Elizabeth Barrett Browning • Robert Browning • Lord Byron • Bruce Chatwin • Ann Cornelisen • Charles Dickens • Sarah Dunant • Lawrence Ferlinghetti • Penelope Fitzgerald • E. M. Forster • Laura Fraser • Paul Gervais • Barbara Grizzuti Harrison • Robert Hellenga • William Dean Howells • Henry James • Erica Jong • D. H. Lawrence • David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell • Robert Lowell • Frances Mayes • Mary McCarthy • H. V. Morton • Eric Newby • Iris Origo • John Ormond • Elizabeth Romer • John Ruskin • Mary Shelley • Percy Bysshe Shelley • Kate Simon • Tobias Smollett • Matthew Spender • Stephen Spender • Mark Twain • Edith Wharton

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Powers (writing, Corcoran College of Art and Design), a freelance writer and editor of other books in the series, offers a guide to Tuscany through literary works--fiction, poetry, essays, letters, and memoirs by English and American writers, from Edith Wharton to Mark Twain. The excerpts include Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens, Where Angels Feat to Tread by E.M. Forster, Confidence by Henry James, and others by writers such as Erica Jong, D.H. Lawrence, Mary McCarthy, Mary Shelley, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Each excerpt is preceded by a brief biography. There is no index.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Powers (writing, Corcoran College of Art and Design), a freelance writer and editor of other books in the series, offers a guide to Tuscany through literary works--fiction, poetry, essays, letters, and memoirs by English and American writers, from Edith Wharton to Mark Twain. The excerpts include Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens, Where Angels Feat to Tread by E.M. Forster, Confidence by Henry James, and others by writers such as Erica Jong, D.H. Lawrence, Mary McCarthy, Mary Shelley, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Each excerpt is preceded by a brief biography. There is no index. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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TUSCANY IN MIND features a generous selection of literary impressions of the place--reflected in fiction and poetry as well as in essays, letters and memoirs.

Synopsis:

Readers and travelers alike will immerse themselves in this generous selection of literary impressions of Tuscany reflected in fiction and poetry, essays, letters and memoirs.

About the Author

Alice Leccese Powers is the editor of the anthologies Italy in Mind, Ireland in Mind, and France in Mind, and coeditor of The Brooklyn Reader: Thirty Writers Celebrate America's Favorite Borough. A freelance writer and editor, she has been published in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, and many other newspapers and magazines. Ms. Powers also teaches writing at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.

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ISBN:
9781400076758
Editor:
Powers, Alice Leccese
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Vintage Books USA
Editor:
Powers, Alice Leccese
Author:
Powers, Alice Leccese
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Anthologies-General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
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Vintage Departures Original
Publication Date:
20050531
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1 in 0.6 lb

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