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Elizabeth Bowen ↠ 9 DownloadNon fiction An Irish woman
spends a month in Rome and writes about it Some history some practical advice somea month in Rome and writes about it Some history some practical advice some toursI think that it s possible that this book will be interesting immediately after or while one is in Rome I didn t have the picture of the city in my head vividly enough in order to follow what she was saying a lot of the time It s fine enough but Bowen is no Eleanor Clark Read Rome and a Villa instead This was a huge slog barely making it through 2 or 3 pages at a time If ever something was going to put me off eturning to Rome it will be this book I was hop. Elizabeth Bowen's account of a time spent in Rome is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city its history its architecture and above all its atmosphere She describes the famous cl. Ing there would be some Historical Context She S Writing context she s writing the 1950s that might contrast with my own memories of the city but there s just endless paragraph after endless paragraph of descriptions of what direction all the oads un in a Lovely but challenging ead Having been to Rome myself I enjoyed this evocation of it s atmosphere However this is not a story or even a journal It is simply descriptive prose Omnibus Films ranging frometelling stories or lives of notable individuals history of Roman society and Bowen s own impressions of great swathes of Rome Difficult to get into and mayb. Assical sites
Conjuring From The Ruins Visions Of Formerfrom the uins visions of former and
often bloody and speculates about the immense noise of ancient Rome the problems caused by the Ro. E not everyone s cup of tea but I d be lying iftheir often bloody
I said I didn t enjoy it Very dated And not entirely convincingsaid I didn t enjoy it Very dated And not entirely convincing wrote this about Rome with a nominally authoritative voice after staying in a hotel in the city for a few months over Easter in the 1950s Come on A strange stream of consciousness combination of tedious descriptions of her daily wanderingshotel oomrestaurant visits dull descriptions of her eading a description of the Forum from a guide book and various historical essays and musings I believe it s considered a classic in some uarters but I found it A Real Struggle. Mans' real struggle. Mans' posture and the Roman temperament She evokes the city's moods by day when it is characterised by golden sunlight and at night when the blaze of the moon 'annihilates history'.