Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew EdwardsSicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers by Andrew Edwards

Sicily: A Literary Guide for Travellers

byAndrew Edwards, Suzanne Edwards

Hardcover | June 17, 2014

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Rising up from the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily has a rich and ancient history spanning over 2,000 years. A bounty prized by invaders from the Greeks, Romans, and Vandals to the Byzantines, Arabs, and Normans, Sicily’s violently beautiful landscapes are haunted by a vibrant mix of cultures, and her soil has always been fertile ground for the literary and artistic imagination. This compelling guide uncovers the island’s multifaceted personality through the experiences of those literary figures who have managed to get under her skin, including Pindar, Cicero, Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Cervantes, DH Lawrence, Coleridge, Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Ezra Pound, and Lawrence Durrell; as well as local writers who have defined the modern Italian novel, including Giuseppe di Lampedusa and Leonardo Sciascia. Through their words and lives we witness the beauty, pain, and power of the Sicilian cultural landscape and discover how the potent mix of influences on the island’s society have been preserved forever in literature.

Andrew Edwards is a librarian, translator, and freelance writer. Andrew has written articles for The Linguist magazine and has also had translations published in Mirator and the Medieval History Journal.Suzanne Edwards currently lectures at Kings College Kent, UK.
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Title:Sicily: A Literary Guide for TravellersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.18 inPublished:June 17, 2014Publisher:I.B. Tauris Company Ltd.Language:English

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