The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy Hardcover – 5 Feb 2009
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'Cusk is a natural and gifted writer from whom dazzling descriptions, analyses, metaphors and similies gush forth in rich profusion ... delightful and perceptive.' --Daily Telegraph
'Praise be for novelist Rachel Cusk, who brings to her three-month sojourn in Italy a characteristic strangeness and charm.' --Observer
'This memoir, like Cusk's fiction, has real edge and distinction ... an elegant and even beautiful book.' --Evening Standard
'Praise be for novelist Rachel Cusk, who brings to her three-month sojourn in Italy a characteristic strangeness and charm.'See all Product Description
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She stereotypes the tourists with a vengeance,the British men"with their pints of lager,their beefy red arms folded across their chests" and the middle aged women with "their rigid helmets of hair"
She obviously has a passion for Art and describes the works with perception and knowledge but bizarrely shows the paintings in black and white print form!!
In her philosophical mode she rambles on and on to the extent that half a page of print is given over to what it means to accept a return of serve in a tennis game.
The whole book was a mixture of events thoughts and rambles promoting her self indulgence and sneering snobbery.
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I found the reviews to this book very interesting and can see why people may be offended by its rather pretentious manner. Read morePublished 19 months ago by martin from herts
This writer thinks a lot of herself, though I do like her descriptions of paintings.Published 21 months ago by Barbara M
She writes to share her love of what she finds so attractive in Italy - the culture and the way of life as she travels round. Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2013 by Good living
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I bought this book on a whim, the subject matter suggested that it might be perfect holiday reading. Too often such books are at once lumbering in style and light in content. Read morePublished on 4 Oct. 2010 by Mrs.