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Three Romes (Kindle Singles) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Duncan Fallowell is an English novelist, travel writer and critic. He has also worked with the German group Can on musical projects and wrote the libretto for Irmin Schmidt’s opera Gormenghast. His boundary-breaking book How To Disappear: a memoir for misfits won the 2012 PEN Ackerley Prize for literary autobiography.

Praise for How To Disappear: ‘Brilliant and haunting’ (Alan Hollinghurst, Guardian); ‘A masterpiece of refined subversion’ (Stephen Bayley, Financial Times); ‘He writes like a spikier Sebald, alternating acerbic witticisms with passages of voluptuous description’ (David Evans, Independent); ‘His prose as good/better than anyone now writing non-fiction. Fascinating stories/people. A must read’ (Susan Hill, Twitter).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2714 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IINLKBO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #245,633 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Eccentric, idiosyncratic, brilliantly written, immensely enjoyable, Duncan Fallowell's three essays on Rome are absolutely superb and unlike anything else. The first is an account of an early love affair in Rome, the second a hilarious and wickedly observant interview with the couturier, Valentino, and the third a dreamlike visit to the Villa Albani, closed to visitors for many years. Highly recommended.
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Very stylish evocations of the perennially fascinating city. Fallowell is exceptional in his ability to conjure up personality through deceptively simple conversation, and his evocation of the designer Valentino - together with some deadly gossip about the couturier's hair - is a treat. So too is his exploration of all but unseen Villa Albani ans so too is his slightly overripe account of lust and car crashes in the heat of the summer city. Terrific.
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This is a witty, playful and humane book, full of happiness, dottiness and sunlight, replete with insight and detail. The perfect antidote to a dreary winter. The most cheering thing I've read in months
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Well, as I recall, the 1970s were self-indulgent, 80s Valentino was Crufty – and who wouldn’t gasp before an Antinous Room and a fountain in high silvery squirt? I reckon that THREE ROMES romps from a 1970s vermilion Wonderbra through 1980s satin Rigby and Peller to the full furry fig of a faun beribboned and piped. No sports bras here, thank god.
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This little book is a triptych of both the most gorgeous of great cities and one of the most flamboyant writers of our time. Fallowell evokes Rome of the hot summer of 1972, a fashionable season of 1987and the bell-clear winter of 2012. It is a passage of time in which he has moved from his own sex-charged mid-twenties to the almost archaeological enthusiasms of his mid-sixties. Each of the panels is written in a style reflecting his age and its time; together they create a brilliant striation of contrasts, which resolves itself into elegiac harmony - a grand bellezza indeed.
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