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ISBN: 014003451X
Author: Mary McCarthy
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin (1972)
Pages: 281
Category: Europe
Subcategory: Travels
Rating: 4.6
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Size Fb2: 1886 kb
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Mary McCarthy (1912-89).

Mary McCarthy (1912-89). Her novel The Oasis (1949) satirizes left-wing intellectuals, whereas The Group (1963) satirizes an entire generation. Her other novels include Cast a Cold Eye (1950), The Groves of Academe (1952), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). Among her volumes of nonfiction are Venice Observed (1956), The Stones of Florence (1959), Vietnam (1967), The Mask of State: Watergate Portraits (1974), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and How I Grew (1987).

The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed are wonderfully vivid and perceptive descriptions of two great Italian cities, told through their history and art, revealing Mary McCarthy to be one of literature's greatest travelling companions

The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed are wonderfully vivid and perceptive descriptions of two great Italian cities, told through their history and art, revealing Mary McCarthy to be one of literature's greatest travelling companions. Here she depicts Florence through its tempestuous past, from the reign of the Medicis to Savonarola's bonfire of the vanities.

Mary McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington on June 21, 1912. Bibliographic information. The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed Penguin Books Penguin classics Penguin travel library Travel Library. She studied literature at Vassar College, where she graduated with honors at the age of twenty-one. She taught or lectured at Beard College, Sarah Lawrence College, University College in London, and Vassar College.

Written in 1956, "Venice Observed" was a precursor to "The Stones of Florence" (1959), one of the better travel books ever written

Written in 1956, "Venice Observed" was a precursor to "The Stones of Florence" (1959), one of the better travel books ever written. As in "The Stones of Florence," McCarthy weaves a tapestry of art, history, literature, sociology and cogent observation, but this earlier effort is not as well organized as the later book, leaving the reader to dig out the gems that lay within. Apparently the original hardback versions of both books contained high-quality photographs, and were experiments in presenting the two modes of communication together

Mary McCarthy, in full Mary Therese McCarthy, (born June 21, 1912 . travelogues of Italy in Venice, Observed and The Stones of Florence

Mary McCarthy, in full Mary Therese McCarthy, (born June 21, 1912, Seattle, Wash. died Oct. 25, 1989, New York, . American critic and novelist whose fiction is noted for its wit and acerbity in analyzing the finer moral nuances of intellectual dilemmas. 100 Women Trailblazers. In 1956 and 1959 McCarthy experimented with lavishly photographed travelogues of Italy in Venice, Observed and The Stones of Florence. Her other books include the novel Birds of America (1971); The Mask of State (1974), on the Watergate affair; Cannibals and Missionaries (1979), a novel; and How I Grew (1987), a second volume of autobiography.

Here she depicts Florence through its tempestuous past, from the reign of the Medicis . Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

Here she depicts Florence through its tempestuous past, from the reign of the Medicis to Savonarola's bonfire of the vanities. A 'gold idol with clay feet', McCarthy's Venice is a city of illusion and spectacle, carnival and commerce, entrancing visitors with its grandeur and richness, its reflection glittering in the waters of the Adriatic Added to basket.

The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed are wonderfully vivid and perceptive descriptions of two great Italian cities, told through their history and art, revealing Mary McCarthy to be one of literature's greatest travelling companions.

Автор: Mary McCarthy Название: The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed Издательство: Penguin .

Описание: In the spirit of Tana Hoban’s very young concept books, Mary McCarthy uses simple text and unique, detailed collage illustrations to draw young readers’ attention to the natural world around them.

Modern Classics Stones of Florence and Venice Observed. THE STONES OF FLORENCE is a complex art history book Mary McCarthy first had published in 1959

Modern Classics Stones of Florence and Venice Observed. McCarthy writes with wit about the history, current conditions(1964, when the book was published) and tourist attractions in Florence. Her advice is invaluable for finding little-known churches, and her descriptions of life in the city, and advice on when to go and where to stay, are vivid and helpful for any traveler in Italy. THE STONES OF FLORENCE is a complex art history book Mary McCarthy first had published in 1959. The original contained photographs and this paperback has none.

Two classics of travel literature in one volume.

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