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Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World Kindle Edition
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-- Adam Gopnik, author of Through the Children's Gate and From Paris to the Moon
Anthony Doerr is dazzling in this book, in the way he celebrates the joys as well as the pain of being a parent and in love, being a writer and being in Rome, reminding us that certain experiences never grow stale when they are expressed through the fresh eyes of a real writer.
-- Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
Doerr's journal is a love letter written with the ear of a musician, the sensibility of a Buddha, the heart of an inamorato. Rome is the chosen beloved, but Doerr's true subject is writing.
-- Sandra Cisneros, author of Caramelo
I loved this book which, in turn, made me laugh and weep at the relentless twins, Owen and Henry, who never sleep, the descriptions of Rome, the clouds, the light -- especially the light -- the people Doerr meets on the street, again the light, Pliny, Jonah's feet dangling from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Shauna's steadfastness, Doerr's generous and intelligent spirit, his discerning eye and his perfect prose. Complimenti!
-- Lily Tuck, author of Interviewing Matisse --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B005Z4QHEE
- Publisher : Fourth Estate (10 November 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 976 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 225 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 111,529 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Anyone who has twins is going to have insomnia, and living with twins in an unfamiliar city where you don't speak the language is going to be even more difficult. Doerr is mildly amusing but I felt the story could have been better and although he did evoke a sense of place I found it difficult to emphasise with him and his wife when they appeared to be luxuriating as opposed to the lives of those around them who were bringing up children in more difficult circumstances. I did not suffer from insomnia while reading this book, I found it an effective soporific.
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All copies arrived in a short time and all three in excellent condition.