By the Ionian Sea

- Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy

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By the Ionian Sea
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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
09-12-2003
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
224
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In 1897 the Victorian novelist George Gissing undertook a brief but eventful journey in southern Italy. His itinerary took him from Naples to Reggio di Calabria, via Paola, Cosenza, Crotone and Squillace, through the area once known as Magna Graecia. Meditating on the vestiges of Greco-Roman civilization, Gissing visited tombs and temples, museums and cathedrals, in search of the imprint of antiquity and "that old world which was the imaginative delight of my boyhood." The result was By the Ionian Sea, first published in 1901. Gissing's journey by boat, train, and carriage revealed not just the ruined glories of a classical past, but also the hardships of rural life in turn-of-the-century rural Italy. Meeting poverty-stricken peasants and corrupt local officials, he endured discomfort, danger and illness in a remote and little visited corner of Europe. Yet throughout he appreciated the warmth and generosity shown to him by local people, curious about this solitary stranger. By turns lyrical and melancholic, Gissing's masterpiece of travel writing alternates between light and dark, life and death, Paganism and Christianity.Looking at Italy in both its classical and contemporary dimensions, By the Ionian Sea celebrates Calabria's rich cultural past and beautiful landscapes while providing a candid account of the region's hardship and poverty. More than a century after its first publication, this is the first critical edition of the book in English.

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Udgivelsesdato:
09-12-2003
ISBN13:
9781902669670
Dybde:
13 mm
Bredde:
133 mm
Højde:
203 mm
Nummer i serien:
v.8
Format:
Paperback
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New edition
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse In 1897 the novelist George Gissing undertook a brief but eventful journey in southern Italy. His itinerary took him from Naples to Reggio di Calabria via Paola, and Squillace. Gissing visited tombs and temples, museums and cathedrals, in search of the imprint of antiquity. This is the result. illustrations

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