- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics (23 Feb. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141188219
- ISBN-13: 978-0141188218
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 561,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 23 Feb 2006
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Mary McCarthy (1912-89). As drama critic for the Partisan Review (1937-45), she gained a reputation for wit, intellect, and acerbity. Her novel The Oasis (1949) satirizes left-wing intellectuals, whereas The Group (1963) satirizes an entire generation. Her other novels include Cast a Cold Eye (1950), The Groves of Academe (1952), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). Among her volumes of nonfiction are Venice Observed (1956), The Stones of Florence (1959), Vietnam (1967), The Mask of State: Watergate Portraits (1974), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and How I Grew (1987).
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'How can you stand it?' This is the first thing the transient visitor to Florence, in summer, wants to know, and the last thing too - the eschatological question he leaves echoing in the air as he speeds on to Venice. Read the first page Browse Sample Pages
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