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Capri and No Longer Capri : Nation Books - Raffaele La Capria

Capri and No Longer Capri

Nation Books

By: Raffaele La Capria, Elizabeth Petroff (Translator), Richard J. Pioli (Translator)

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Raffaele La Capria creates a portrait of Capri that begins in the time of Ulysses and moves to our present complex and hectic reality, and composes an elegy for a Nature blasted by human negligence and error. Americans have now been visiting Capri for many years, and La Capria’s book will offer much to newcomers to the island that they would not otherwise have at their disposal, for his slim volume is a guidebook of a special kind, something like a novel and a local Italian guide. Capri has had a long history as a place of retreat, of sensual license, and of unparalleled natural beauty. Without running through the usual list of sights, La Capria gives his reader the sensation of having peered beneath each stone, and of giving an appreciation of what such a place has done to others, some of whom, once under Capri’s spell, gave their lives over to their dreams.

"A keening song for Capri ... A luminous island memoir."

Translators' Prefacep. vii
The Dream of an Imperial Villap. 1
The Discovery of the Blue Grottop. 12
Fersen: A Legend in Somewhat Black and Pinkp. 21
Krupp: An Odious Conspiracyp. 30
Douglas the Sirenologistp. 41
The Cerio-Capri Binomialp. 48
Alberto Savinio's Caprip. 56
Going to the Villa Lysisp. 62
Romantic Monikap. 71
Images of the Islandp. 81
The Spirits of the Placep. 87
The Solitary Housep. 95
My House Under Monte Solarop. 104
On a Rock One Morningp. 111
Capri and No Longer Caprip. 118
Postscriptp. 155
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ISBN: 9781560255031
ISBN-10: 156025503X
Series: Nation Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 22nd August 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23