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BOWEN, Elizabeth. A Time in Rome. (London) : Longmans, (1960). First Edition. Pp. (8),1-169,(3). With 2 maps in the text. 8vo (146 x 220 mm), rust cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (b. June 7, 1899, Dublin - d. February 22, 1973, London).
"Italy, and Rome in particular, has always evoked a strong response in English artists and writers, and it was a fortunate chance that Elizabeth Bowen, with a 'sum of time to spend', should have decided to pass it in this city.
A Time in Rome, though the direct result of her having lived there, is in no sense a guidebook. It is a personal record of what Rome in all its varied character gradually came to mean to Miss Bowen over the weeks and months of her stay. That it is informative is perhaps the least important aspect of the book; more important is the intuition and perception that have gone into its making; and, like much of the best of travel writing, it is in one sense an essay in autobiography. To read it is to experience Rome in a new way, to be allowed to share the unusually rich experience of another. The tourists' landmarks, the famous sights, are mentioned - but not for themselves alone. They become, rather, the starting points, the pretexts, for explorations into time and history. It is a book full of curious sidelights, and new illumination of familiar places. Those who know Rome, however well, will see it afresh in these pages; those who do not will find a wonderful evocation of the city as experienced by one of the most gifted writers of our time." - from the jacket.
1. The Confusion.
2. A Long Day.
3. On Such a Night.
4. The Smile.
5. The Set Free.
Very good in very slightly worn but unclipped dustjacket. 25.00
Title: A Time in Rome. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Longmans, 1960,: 1960
Item: 1.00 Item
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