Wednesday, January 30, 2008
"The Smiles of Rome" edited by Susan Cahill
So many famous writers and artists have been inspired by Rome. Now you can read the impressions of Goethe, Henry James, Sigmund Freud, Edith Wharton and even Federico Fellini all in one book, The Smiles of Rome. Each chapter in the book is an essay or excerpt of a book by a notable personage awed by Rome's history, culture and archaeology. Included at the end of each chapter is a section with practical information detailing the places mentioned by the writers. You can follow in the footsteps of Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Catacombs or St. Peter through Trastevere. Even if your travels only take you as far as your living room, you will certainly enjoy your adventures in Rome through the eyes of some of the world's most famous writers.