The extraordinary tale of Hemingway's love affair with either town of Venice and the inspiration he chanced on there - a tender Italian lady who encouraged him to accomplish his nice ultimate work.
In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth spouse travelled for the 1st time to Venice, which Hemingway referred to as 'a goddam superb city'. He was once a yr shy of his 50th birthday and hadn't released a unique in approximately a decade.
At a duck shoot within the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a notable Venetian woman simply out of completing tuition. Di Robilant - whose nice uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists - recreates with glowing readability this staggering, years-long dating.
Hemingway used Adriana because the version for Renata in Across the River and Into the Trees, and persisted to go to Venice to work out her; the Ivanciches travelled to Cuba, putting Adriana beside him as he wrote The outdated guy and the Sea.
This illuminating tale of author and muse - which additionally examines the price to a tender girl of her organization with a larger-than-life literary famous person - is an intimate examine the fractured center and altering artwork of Hemingway in his fifties.
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