A Time in Rome

Elizabeth Bowen

“Elizabeth Bowen’s account of a time spent in Rome between February and Easter is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city – its history, its architecture and, above all, its atmosphere.

She describes the famous classical sites, conjuring from the ruins visions of former inhabitants and their often bloody activities. She speculates about the immense noise of ancient Rome, the problems caused by the Romans’ dining posture, and the Roman temperament, which blended ‘constructive will with supine fatalism’. She envies the Vestal Virgins and admires the Empress Livia, who survived a barren marriage. She evokes the city’s moods – by day, when it is characterized by golden sunlight, and at night, when the blaze of the moon ‘annihilates history, turning everything into a got-together spectacle for Tonight’.

Elegant and amusing, A Time in Rome is en unusual portrait of this glorious city into which Elizabeth Bowen has woven her personal meditations on religion, politics, love and life.”





Penguin Travel Library





Talen Engels
Landen Italië


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