This book is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century.
Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. This colourful, personal, anecdotal, indiscrete and admiring memoir charts the course of Muriel Spark's life revealing her as she really was. Once, she commented sitting over a glass of chianti at the kitchen table, that she was upset that the academic whom she had appointed her official biographer did not appear to think that she had ever cracked a joke in her life. In Appointment in Arezzo Alan Taylor sets the record straight about this and many other things. With sources ranging from notebooks kept from his very first encounter with Muriel and the hundreds of letters they exchanged over the years, this is an invaluable portrait of one of Edinburgh's premiere novelists. The book is published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Muriel's birth in 2018.
Towards the end of his life, moreover, Lorenzo was moving, vis-à-vis Arezzo,
from jobs for the boys to outright nepotism with the appointment of his relative,
Giuliano di Mariotto di Averardo de' Medici, to succeed Ser Giovannantonio, in
Author: William J. Connell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A collection of the best recent research on the Republic of Florence in Tuscany during the Renaissance.
Author: Janet Kinrade DethickPublish On: 2008-08-27
... didn't do as he had been asked, his reason being, he stated at a later trial,that
he didn't want to precipitate events. Soon after midday on 20 June Caroti and
fifteen other partisans went up into the hills to Bollore to keep an appointment
Author: Janet Kinrade Dethick
This book examines the relationship between partisan activities and Nazi-fascist massacres (during which over one thousand civilians were killed ) in the Italian province of Arezzo during the spring and summer of 1944. It traces the growth of the partisan movement and the widening of its activities, beginning with the disarming of the Carabinieri and the cutting of telegraph wires and ending not only with attacks on German convoys but with actual battles with the German troops and their fascist supportersThe clamorous massacres of Vallucciole, Partina, Civitella in Valdichiana, San Pancrazio, Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni, San Giustino and San Polo are described as are all other instances when smaller numbers of civilians were killed in reprisalsSources include partisans' and survivors' individual testimonies, memorial tablets and monuments,accounts written by village priests, local historians and British soldiers, and German and Allied War Diaries
1355 ) .98 This was to prove a particularly felicitous appointment , and Francesco
di Feo was to serve as public Latin and classics teacher in Arezzo for twenty -
nine years , from 1389 to 1399 , 1403 to 1413 and 1419 to 1428.99 Francesco ...
Author: Robert Black
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The first biography of one of the outstanding humanists of the fifteenth-century Renaissance.
He is a retired Army Officer and a landowner, who was Podesta of Arezzo from
1926 to 1929. ... (CLN) for the province of Arezzo handed Thurburn a written
protest against Guidotti Mori's appointment - opposed both because of Mori's
Author: Victoria Belco
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The Second World War wreaked unprecedented devastation throughout Europe, necessitating monumental reconstruction efforts that burdened not only governments, but the lives of ordinary citizens. War, Massacre, and Recovery in Central Italy, 1943-1948 examines this transitional period in the province of Arezzo by detailing the daily experiences of civilians through the traumas of war and the difficulties of recovery. Studying the aftermath of war in a new and insightful way, Victoria C. Belco shifts the perspective from the national to the local level. With this localized focus, she provides valuable insight into the ways in which civilians coped with an overwhelming range of problems - from adjusting to Allied occupation and widespread displacement to rampant unemployment and the restructuring of local administrations and institutions after fascism. Recreating the post-war atmosphere of disorder, need, and political upheaval, Belco shows how the competing community interests caused social fragmentations that impeded change, while the unity of a shared past prevented civil war.
Because it had to be filled by a Florentine notary , this office was particularly
susceptible to Florentine patronage and appointments were often made as
gestures of goodwill to the Florentine rectors in Arezzo who could place one of
their clients ...
of grammar teachers living in Arezzo , including Caroncio di ser Jacopo ( 1327 -
1333 ) ; Magio di Ristoro de ' Lambardi ... 36v ) there is a rubric referring to the appointment of two abacus teachers in Arezzo , Maestro Tommaso and Maestro ...
Author: Sir John Wyndham Pope-HennessyPublish On: 1955
sixteen narrative reliefs celebrating the rule of Tarlati in Arezzo. These open with
the consecration of Tarlati as Bishop of Arezzo in 1313 by Pope Clement v, and
review Tarlati's appointment as Lord of Arezzo (1321), the building of the walls of
Author: Sir John Wyndham Pope-HennessyPublish On: 1955
sixteen narrative reliefs celebrating the rule of Tarlati in Arezzo . These open with
the consecration of Tarlati as Bishop of Arezzo in 1313 by Pope Clement V , and
review Tarlati ' s appointment as Lord of Arezzo ( 1321 ) , the building of the ...
This new updated edition is published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the book's original publication.
Author: Irene Taylor
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: Literary Collections
'A diary is an assassin's cloak which we wear when we stab a comrade in the back with a pen', wrote William Soutar in 1934. But a diary is also a place for recording everyday thoughts and special occasions, private fears and hopeful dreams. The Assassin's Cloak gathers together some of the most entertaining and inspiring entries for each day of the year, as writers ranging from Queen Victoria to Andy Warhol, Samuel Pepys to Adrian Mole, pen their musings on the historic and the mundane. Spanning centuries and international in scope, this peerless anthology pays tribute to a genre that is at once the most intimate and public of all literary forms. This new updated edition is published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the book's original publication.
A study of diocesan seminaries in Arezzo, Siena, Volterra and Lucca, from 1563-1660s, this book considers financial, educational, and religious perspectives. Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Pisa provide context. Most have never been treated in English, and no comparative study exists.
Pollastra accepted his appointment four days later on 15 October 1500 . 93 In Arezzo , there was a feeling that competition could encourage excellence in
teaching , and once before in 1464 two concurrent grammar masters had been
term there was little common interest left between Lorenzo and Arezzo vis - àvis
the danni dati , and it is not surprising that when Lorenzo moved from jobs for the
boys to outright nepotism with the appointment of Giuliano de ' Medici as the ...
Author: Michael Edward Mallett
Publisher: Warburg Institute
Category: Art patronage
The colloquium held at the Warburg Institute and the University of Warwick in May 1992 to mark the 500th anniversary of Lorenzo de' Medici's death included papers by historians of art and literature, drama and public spectacle, and politics and society. This volume examines Lorenzo's world.
A travel series unlike any other, Insight Guides go beyond the sights and into reality. Their incomparable photojournalistic approach captures the uniqueness of each culture they cover: their traditions, their arts, their history, their lives. The stunning photography is married to compelling text, written by local writers; the people most qualified to convey their culture's secrets.Yes, Insight Guides will tell you which attractions to visit, but they'll also tell you a whole lot more. From the most popular resort cities to the world's most remote and exotic villages, Insight Guides will give you the insider's perspective you need to truly experience any destination you visit.Insight Guides serve many purposes. They are ideal for planning a trip. And, they're wonderful souvenirs to treasure for years after. Even the armchair traveler can be swept away by their magnificent content and experience the world from the comfort of home.Many international and domestic and domestic destinations also offer companion FlexiMaps, an innovative laminated folding map specially designed for the discriminating traveler.
Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective.Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline.Lively essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing .Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children
whom he calls “Giovanni Aretino” (that is, Giovanni of Arezzo) in a letter to his
brother Girolamo, newly appointed ... Bacci was probably appointed to this post
during the preceding year; he certainly owed the appointment to the support of
3 Such belief , that Pignotti taught at the Seminario d ' Arezzo , was widely held
during the nineteenth century , 4 and it ... the latter two stated that his appointment dated from the time he was eighteen ; the anonymous writer stated
that it was ...
Author: Deirdre O'Grady
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Category: Literary Criticism
The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the popularity and influence of Alexander Pope in eighteenth-century Italy, by means of close examination of the translations of his works and the literary genres with which he is associated. The Rape of the Lock, An Essay on Man and Eloisa to Abelard are afforded special consideration, since they proved of partiticular interest to the «letterati» of the time. Hampton Court and the world of The Rape of the Lock is identified with the miniature society of the «bel mondo». The author traces the evolution of the Italian poetry of the lock and the adventures of Belinda in the guise of Silvia, Lisetta, Lucinda and Aurilla. The translations and imitations of An Essay on Man are analysed and assessed. Pope's Eloisa, as projected by Antonio Conti is seen as an exponent of pre-Romantic ardour, isolated from the gothic world of the English poem. The study thus provides an appreciation and interpretation of the English poet, as seen through the eyes of eighteenth-century translators, critics and poets.
If Stringara was something of a gamble, the choice of Director General was also a
contentious appointment. Turin-born Michele Padovano was not most ... B
wastepaper basket that summer. A 'keeper was found in the form of Arezzo's
Author: Peter Bourne
Torino are one of the world's most dramatic and interesting football clubs. Peter Bourne charts the drama and suspense of the summer of 2005 which saw the death and rebirth of the club, placing it within the context of Torino's rich and tragic history.Torino became the first team to be demoted after gaining promotion, have witnessed the death of star players and in 1949 Italy's greatest ever club side wiped out in an air tragedy. This coupled with the passion and resilience of Torino supporters, the epic and lobsided rivalry with Juventus and with the fact that until 1995, Torino had always been one of Italy's top five clubs.The fall and rise of Torino is also placed into context with the unique nature of sport in Italy, the other significant scandals which shocked and paralysed Italian football during the summer of shame and within the context of Turin, a city preparing nervously for the XX Olympic Winter Games in February 2006.