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Tuscany in Mind

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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 ar...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 17th 2005 by Vintage
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Very enjoyable anthology - I definitely skimmed over some of the excerpts, but it also introduced me to great writers like James Boswell, Ann Cornelisen, Paul Gervais, and Iris Origo, to Mark Twain's travel writing, and reminded me how awesome E.M. Forster is. But honestly my favorite writing in the book - and something I recommend people going to Tuscany should read - was the introduction written by the editor, Alice Leccese Powers. It's one of the closest descriptions of modern Tuscany and its...more
Italy has been on my mind...
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