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The Smiles Of Rome: A Literary Companion For Readers And Travelers
By Susan Cahill (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date March 1, 2005
Pages 312
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345434203
ISBN-10 034543420X
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
A literary anthology featuring fiction, memoir, essays, and travelogues on the Eternal City spans a wide array of literary contributions, from ancient to modern, as it features works by Ovid, Marguerite Yourcenar, Michelangelo, Sigmund Freud, Robert Browning, Edith Wharton, Muriel Spark, Federico Fellini, Goethe, John Updike, and many other distinguished authors. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Take a Roman holiday with some of the world’s greatest writers

Explore the Palatine with Elizabeth Bowen. Visit the temple of the Vestal Virgins with Georgina Masson. Analyze Michelangelo’s Moses with Sigmund Freud. Stroll through ancient streets with Goethe and with Henry James. Share Alice Steinbach’s midnight epiphany on a shabby hotel balcony. Learn the art of love from Ovid. Visit villas and gardens with Edith Wharton. Enjoy Rome’s myriad moods and pleasures with Robert Browning, Eleanor Clark, Susan Vreeland, and many others.

An irresistible collection of writing about one of the world’s most beloved destinations, The Smiles of Rome spans the centuries from ancient times to the present day. Each essay resonates with the richness and turmoil of the past and overflows with a great wealth of fascinating facts and intriguing tidbits for today’s avid readers and travelers.

“Rome,” writes Susan Cahill, “has the power to blow your mind and heart.” This delicious, many-layered collection honoring the city that is the heart and soul of European civilization has the same power to thrill.

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from Ballantine Books (March 1, 2005)
9780345434203 | details & prices | 312 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A literary anthology featuring fiction, memoir, essays, and travelogues on the Eternal City spans a wide array of literary contributions, from ancient to modern, as it features works by Ovid, Marguerite Yourcenar, Michelangelo, Sigmund Freud, Robert Browning, Edith Wharton, Muriel Spark, Federico Fellini, Goethe, John Updike, and many other distinguished authors.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2005); titled "Smiles of Rome: A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers"
9781417708307 | details & prices | List price $26.95
About: Take a Roman holiday with some of the world’s greatest writersExplore the Palatine with Elizabeth Bowen.

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