Saturday, April 12, 2008
"The Secrets of Rome" by Corrado Augias
A recent book by Italian author Corrado Augias is a lyrical exploration of every facet of Rome for the past 27 centuries. Each paragraph is a short story of its own, describing a corner of Rome and its deepest secrets. The book reads as if Corrado Augias is next to you in Rome, narrating the lives of people in history who walked the very streets you walk. Included are some rare historical photos of Rome in the 20th century, including Benito Mussolini at the Cinecitta film studios. The Secrets of Rome is a book you can read at your leisure, picking up a chapter here and there, always learning something new.