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Florence: A Delicate Case

byDavid Leavitt

Hardcover | October 13, 2015

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In a brand-new hardcover edition: David Leavitt brings the wonders and mysteries of Florence alive.
     Why has Florence always drawn so many English and American visitors? What has been its particular appeal for writers and artists over the centuries? Moving fleetly between present and past and exploring characters both real and fictional, Leavitt's narrative considers the appeal of Florence to figures as diverse as Tchaikovsky, E. M. Forster, and Mary McCarthy. Lesserknown episodes in Florentine history—the moving of Michelangelo's David and the construction of temporary bridges by black American soldiers in the wake of the Second World War—are contrasted with images of Florence today with its vast pizza parlors and tourist culture. Ultimately, Leavitt makes a robust case for this most enigmatic of Italian cities.
DAVID LEAVITT's books include the collection Family Dancing and the novels The Lost Language of Cranes, While England Sleeps, The Body of Jonah Boyd, The Indian Clerk (finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and, most recently, The Two Hotel Francforts. He is also the author of a biography of Alan Turi...
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Title:Florence: A Delicate CaseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.04 × 5.2 × 0.72 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632863758

ISBN - 13:9781632863751

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