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Maybe that’s because these overlap with Augias’ own lifetime and are therefore described more vividly, maybe because I didn’t have as much prior knowledge about Italy under fascism or during and after WWII. Sep 17, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: I borrowed this one from Borders, and I may yet buy it at some point. The stories in this book span the entire history of Rome: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
If the history of humankind is all passion and uproar, then, as the author notes, “for centuries Rome has been the mirror of this history, reflecting with excruciating accuracy every detail, even those that might cause you to avert ssgreti gaze.
Even the familiar stories like that of the rise of Caesar had new and different insights that deepened my excitement to revisit the “Eternal City. Each one presents a different gem. I really loved this book, primarily because it exactly suited my needs at the time.
Also, a detailed account of the events surrounding the Fosse Ardeatine and Jewish deportation and Nazi occupation in general, not to mention the Allied liberation. He is the author of detective novels and a trilogy of spy stories, as well a book on the painter Modigliani Il viaggiatore alato. Maybe that’s because these overlap with Augias’ own lifetime and are therefore described mor The stories in this book span the entire history of Rome: In ogni caso un libro che vale la pena di leggere.
This is the very best kind of travel writing, in my opinion. Mostly annectodtal information but with enough background to provide a framework for future reading. The Istituto is pleased to invite you to the book presentation “The Secrets of Rome” by Italian journalist and television personality Corrado Augias.
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Pietro in Vincoli, t Splendid book. Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale. Of course, antiquity, the Renaissance and World War II feature strongly, but stories from lesser known periods were new to me. I also loved the use of architecture as a jumping-off point for several stories because in Rome, perhaps unlike anywhere else in the world, art and architecture are propaganda for religious and political agenda. Mar 20, Penny Cipolone rated it really liked it.
You can tell he loves Rome, segreit he always had to get back to a story that he was telling, and it interrupted the narrative arc by jum I felt like every chapter had some insights about the history of the city of Rome, the people that have lived there over the years, and the scandals that have shaped it’s story. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date.
Augias uses narrative vignettes to uncover some of the richness of Rome’s past. A activation email has been sent to you.
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The tone reminded me of Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I am ready to go back and look for all these places on my own. Please click the augiaz in that email to activate your subscription.
He doesn’t follow rom order, but of course visitors don’t experience the city that way either; Renaissance palaces are built on top of ancient ruins, medieval churches emerge from the skeletons of pagan temples. The history of Rome could never fit into one book so Augias chooses the stories that he deems befitting of the city’s personality.
In the mold of his earlier histories of Paris, New York, and London, Augias moves perceptively through twenty-seven centuries of Roman life, shedding new light on a cast of famous, and infamous, historical figures and uncovering secrets rma conspiracies that have From Italy’s popular author Corrado Augias comes the most intriguing exploration of Rome ever to be published.