It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of love, grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life. _______________________________________________ 'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his ...
Author: Hisham Matar
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AND MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR 'Sparkles with brilliant observations on art and architecture, friendship and loss' Guardian 'Everybody should get to spend a month with Mr. Matar, looking at paintings' Zadie Smith, Wall Street Journal, Books of the Year _______________________________________________ Matar was nineteen years old when his father was kidnapped. In the year following he found himself turning to art, particularly the great paintings of the Sienese School. They became a refuge and a way to think about the world outside the urgencies of the present. A quarter of a century later, having found no trace of his father, Matar finally visits the birthplace of those paintings. A Month in Siena is the encounter between the writer and the city. It is an immersion in painting, a consideration of love, grief and a profoundly moving contemplation of the relationship between art and life. _______________________________________________ 'A dazzling exploration of art's impact on his life and writing, and a moving contemplation of grief' Financial Times 'I can think of no better expression of the humane than this economical, modest, yet altogether breathtaking book' New Statesman, Books of the Year 'Bewitching, intensely moving' The Economist, Books of the Year
In 1359 Siena paid 7.5 florins per month for barbute hired to defend against
Conrad of Landau and the Great Company. Four years later, the barbute
employed to battle the Company of the Hat received the same pay. Two years
later, the cost ...
Author: William Caferro
Publisher: JHU Press
The raids, therefore, were more than an exotic nuisance, but a key factor in Siena's decision to abandon independence in 1399.
The Palio dell'Assunta was a little over a month away. Her voice was a whisper. '
What did he mean? That I would be dead, or gone from Siena?' Riccardo Bruni
would not meet her eyes. 'I do not know. Only that you have a month of your rule ...
Author: Marina Fiorato
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena.... It's 1729, and the Palio, a white-knuckle horse race, is soon to be held in the heart of the peerless Tuscan city of Siena. But the beauty and pageantry masks the deadly rivalry that exists among the city's districts. Each ward, represented by an animal symbol, puts forth a rider to claim the winner's banner, but the contest turns citizens into tribes and men into beasts—and beautiful, headstrong, young Pia Tolomei is in love with a rider of an opposing ward, an outsider who threatens the shaky balance of intrigue and influence that rules the land.
The Sienese point with special pride to a Madonna which is in the great Church
of St. Dominic , over an altar in a chapel near the high altar of the church . This
painting , in the form of a triptych , is the work of Guido di Siena , who executed it
Author: Francell Lee SchraderPublish On: 2003-04-01
There had been no new cases for a month, many had recovered, and there were
only a few people still sick with it. Pisa was a port city on the banks of the Arno
and Catherine, who had all her life been a child of the Tuscan hills had a little
Author: Francell Lee Schrader
Francell Lee Schrader has read and studied the three hundred and sixty-four impressive letters of this fourteenth century saint still extant and has included many beautiful and poetic quotations from them in this volume. Saint Catherine of Siena was born in Renaissance Italy in 1347. She was not only a person of great goodness, but she was really the first lady to use her own brilliant intellect and Divine Light in the world of men and actually bring about many changes. Her correspondence with King, Pope, Prince, and Military Leader achieved amazing things, and as an International Peace Negotiator she prevented some wars and brought Peace in others. All this in an age where no lady had ever before attempted such things. Saint Catherine of Siena is one of only three ladies to have the Title "Doctor of the Church." The author sees in Catherine, who has been one of her favorite saints since childhood, a forerunner of all the marvelous brilliant lady leaders doing great things in the present day, and she hopes readers will find her story a joy and perhaps an inspiration for their own lives. This book is a work of art containing vivid descriptions of many beauties of the Renaissance, which the reader will treasure always.
About a month after my meeting with Pettiti, I was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
Lieutenant Colonel Romano was promoted to full colonel and received a new
posting at headquarters. I was placed in full command of the artillery battalion.
Author: Brian Steven Lavallee
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
The eye-openers begin on page 1 of Son of Siena, where Roberto muses, "I could not help but think what the world would be like if I did not help Italy and Germany win World War II." Thus begins the ride of a lifetime-and what a life! That life begins and ends in Siena, Italy, and winds through America and Europe at crucial moments of history during both World Wars and their pre- and post- periods, with an influence that spreads throughout the world like tentacles. Yes, those tentacles are ominous but the creature that possesses them is also blessed with great lights that pervade the entire book. Roberto is very much a man of this world, but surrounding him throughout his life are people who are devout, who would have him also take thought of the world to come. Will Roberto do that? What in this world seems more worthy of his attention, and how will he use it to achieve his grand desires? Will he be pleased with the results? In finding the answers to those questions, you will be joining Roberto and a fascinating assortment of supporting characters; and be blissfully exposed to an astonishing array of historical facts that both broaden and deepen a spiritual and intellectual odyssey undertaken by a Son of Siena. Beginning in 1896 Italy, the first half of the story flows through the history and relationships that shape Roberto's life. During these unaltered historic events, the main character eventually accumulates great wealth. After a seminal event changes Roberto fundamentally, he decides Italy needs to be the greatest of the great powers rather than the least. As Roberto begins the building of the Second Roman Empire, he attempts to remain anonymous for the safety of his family. This he believes can be accomplished by becoming Benito Mussolini's muse. Will Roberto be able to handle Mussolini? Will some parts of history not allow themselves to be altered? What will the world look like, and will it appear much different? I am a registered nurse and work in a hospital in Massachusetts. I have bachelors of science degrees in nursing and biology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. I am married with two children. I was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and was raised in the greater Lowell area. My job is nursing but my passion has always been history. My love of history began in my early teens and has grown since. One thing about history is that it repeats itself because fundamentally most people's motives have not changed. Whether you were a farmer in Mesopotamia or a steel worker in 1930's Germany, the need to eat, clothe yourself, and provide shelter remained paramount. The fascinating thing about people is to what extent they will go to meet those needs; and how their decisions concerning the economic and social structures, military and religious matters are affected. I have studied history for over thirty years. One day in early 2006, I was doing a dressing change on a patient. We were talking about our jobs and mutual interest in books when I mentioned my idea about writing a historic novel. After listening to me, the patient encouraged me to put the story on paper because he believed people would enjoy the book. I thought he was a kind older man, but wondered whether he knew what he was talking about. When I went home that night I googled his name to see what would come up. I was greatly surprised when all sorts of literary prizes and awards were associated with his name. The next night I began writing Son of Siena. I cannot say who the person was because he was a patient of mine, and there are privacy laws involved, though I wish I could.
Siena and Southern Tuscany , by Edward Hutton ( Hollis and Carter 215 ) . COR
A VERY LONG TIME Mr . Hutton has been bringing Italy to TEngland , and it may
seem strange that there is anything in Tuscany that has not already been written
THE WAR—CRIBS FROM THE PARADE BELOW MUST SURELY be connected
with Siena's celebrated Palio, but the timing seems all wrong. The races are run
in Iuly and August, and, though the festivities go on for a month or more ...
Author: Howard Reid
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On 6 April 1943, Ian Reid, an officer in the Black Watch, was wounded and captured in Tunisia and sent off to an Italian prisoner-of-war camp. Five months later, when the Germans took over the camp as the Italians pulled out of the war, he escaped. So began a life-or-death game of hide and seek in the heart of the beautiful Italian countryside, living in barns, sleeping in ditches and desperate scavenging for food. He was recaptured - though heroically he was to escape from the Germans a total of five times. Nearly sixty years later, Howard Reid quite literally followed in his father's footsteps and made the same journey across Italy - though in a rather more relaxed fashion. Starting near Modena, he travelled to Florence and through Chianti, Siena and Orvieto to Rome and beyond, painting an intimate portrait of his extraordinary father and getting closer to the truth of his amazing escapades, which were the subject of a bestselling book in the 1950s. Along the way, as we are shown the real, modern Italy, Howard mused on father-son relationships, and the deep but invisible scars left by two world wars on each of our personal histories. This poignant and engrossing book is a must for everyone who has ever asked (or wanted, too late, to ask) the question 'What did you do in the war, Dad?'
In the month of June 1269 , the people of Siena , aided by the Pisans and some
Spanish and German troops , and the Ghibelline exiles of Florence and other
towns , in all 8000 foot and 1400 horse , under the command of their governor ...
For two months this happiness continued without abatement or interruption . ...
But in the month of October , after their return to Siena , a letter arrived from
Charles Sigourney , Esq . , of Hartford , from which it apo peared that rumors had
A few months into the case, Ms. Siena discovered that Ms. Ramsey was pregnant
. Initially, she did not tell Ms. Siena because she was fearful that the agency
would immediately remove the child once born. She asked Ms. Siena not to
Author: Alex Gitterman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, populations that struggle with chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected problems become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities, including immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.
Friends After about 2 months of being in Rome and doing a great deal of
exploring on my own, a comment was made that went ... a lesson I learned well
from my dear friend Sarah, from England, with whom I spent one intense month in Siena.
Author: Amy Szarkowski
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author's reflections from a year abroad as a Fulbright scholar when pursuing a degree in clinical psychology at Gallaudet University.
Henry went to Italy in spring 1892, first to Siena for a month, where he had the
Bourgets as companions, then to Venice, where Isabella Gardner, renting the
Palazzo Barbaro, thrilled him with the attraction of having his bed set up in the ...
Author: Fred Kaplan
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A stunning biography of the magisterial author behind The Portrait of a Lady and The Ambassadors Henry James is an absorbing portrait of one of the most complex and influential nineteenth-century American writers. Fred Kaplan examines James’s brilliant and troubled family—from his brother, a famous psychologist, to his sister, who fought with mental illness—and charts its influence on the development of the artist and his work. The biography includes a fascinating account of James’s life as an American expatriate in Europe, and his friendships with Edith Wharton and Joseph Conrad. Compressing a wealth of research into one engrossing and richly detailed volume, Henry James is a compelling exploration of its subject.
Author: The Month an Illustrated Magazine of Literature,Science,and Art.VOL.II January to June,1865Publish On:
The Month an Illustrated Magazine of Literature,Science,and Art.VOL.II January
to June,1865. to enslave Tuscany . At the same time Siena had a complaint of the
same sort against the Abbot of Montmajor at Perugia . The powerful family of the
Author: The Month an Illustrated Magazine of Literature,Science,and Art.VOL.II January to June,1865
A Story of Community and Public Life in Siena, Italy Thomas W. Paradis ...
Contrada members from all walks of life volunteer for bar service once or twice a month—even the occasional university professors from Siena who are, happily
for me, ...
Author: Thomas W. Paradis
It was May 2013 when Thomas Paradis convened in Siena, Italy, with a cohort of American faculty and students to lead a two-month inaugural study-abroad program. After a harrowing journey across the ocean, students and faculty alike soon realized that adapting to a foreign culture and language would be more challenging than they expected, especially amid one of the world’s more authentic community festivals—the Palio horse race. Paradis weaves witty stories of personal discovery with a crash course on Siena and its ferocious twice-yearly horse race. As the July 2 race and its related rituals draw closer, Paradis details how he and his wife uncovered the impressive local communities that underlie the life and blood of the age-old Palio in order to better understand what drives the passion of its residents. When the race finally begins, Paradis provides a compelling upfront view of the action and the race’s aftermath, pulling in the collective experiences of his students as their eyes and minds open to seeing the world in an entirely new way. Living the Palio shares an amusing and instructional romp through Siena, Italy, as university faculty members and their students gain self-confidence, patience, and most importantly, respect for a different way of life.
Author: Kristy Nabhan-WarrenPublish On: 2005-05-01
A devout believer in the Virgin of Guadalupe, Leticia had gone to the Basilica in
Mexico City several months before ... her husband, and she was “called over to
Her” while praying at St. Catherine of Siena church one morning a month or so ...
Author: Kristy Nabhan-Warren
Publisher: NYU Press
A thorough ethnography that sweeps the reader into the world of Marian visionary Estela Ruiz, her family and followers, and the evangelizing ministries they have created in South Phoenix.
... Ciompi even established the ascendancy of the disenfranchised labouring
masses of the wool-trade for a few short months. In Siena the oligarchy of the
Nine, which had provided relatively stable government from 1287 onwards, fell in
Author: John White
Publisher: Yale University Press
The 14th century in Italian art is a very rich one, and Professor White's book gives architecture equal weight with painting and sculpture. The story of the Gothic style and the prehistory of the Renaissance is given: all the facts are related, but also the works of art are described with insight and for their own sakes, and not simply as data for fitting into schemes and theories. Among the great names are those of Arnolfo di Cambio, the Pisani, Cavallini, Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti; among the buildings S. Croce, S. Maria Novella, the cathedral and the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and the cathedrals of Siena, Orvieto, and Milan, as well as churches, castles, and civic buildings from the Val d'Aosta to Sicily. The third edition of this work includes colour illustrations and incorporates textual revisions and an updated bibliography.
months of a small fee . which are now of pictures songerne Telegraph office . ...
Froin 30 to 35 scudi per month , Siena , to Florence . ... and during the summer
Fellow of the College of Physicians , Dublin , & c . , months , from 3 30 to 7 p . m .
She spent nearly a month in Italy, visiting Rome, Florence, Leghorn, Siena,
Caserta, and the Apennines. She stayed “in a tentwith theForward Wacs” fora few
days, toured the battlefield at Monte Cassino, andat one point came withina ...
Author: Julie Phillips
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
James Tiptree, Jr. burst onto the science fiction scene in the 1970s with a series of hard-edged, provocative short stories. Hailed as a brilliant masculine writer with a deep sympathy for his female characters, he penned such classics as Houston, Houston, Do You Read? and The Women Men Don't See. For years he corresponded with Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, Ursula Le Guin. No one knew his true identity. Then the cover was blown on his alter ego: A sixty-one-year-old woman named Alice Sheldon. As a child, she explored Africa with her mother. Later, made into a debutante, she eloped with one of the guests at the party. She was an artist, a chicken farmer, a World War II intelligence officer, a CIA agent, an experimental psychologist. Devoted to her second husband, she struggled with her feelings for women. In 1987, her suicide shocked friends and fans. The James Tiptree, Jr. Award was created to honor science fiction or fantasy that explores our understanding of gender. This fascinating biography by Julie Phillips, ten years in the making, is based on extensive research, exclusive interviews, and full access to Alice Sheldon's papers.