This week’s essay for my Coursera Course got a 5. W00t :) Beatrice, Beatrice, let down your hair. Giovanni is not a pregnant woman, but his longing looks into the enclosed garden next door echo the desires that resulted in … Continue reading
Giovanni moves to a new city, and finds that his apartment overlooks an enclosed garden where beautiful flowers grow. And a beautiful woman tends to them. She is Beatrice, the daughter of Rappaccini. But a friend of his father, Baglioni, … Continue reading
It is hard to blurb this book. On the one hand it is about Vesuvius and volcanic explosions and disasters both natural and man-made. But it is also a book about the origins of the earth, of the universe, and about how precarious our existence is. How so much of what we are today is dependent on natural events a thousand years ago, or a millennia ago, or so long ago that it is almost pointless to count the time because it is so difficult to grasp those sort of numbers.
ISBN: 9780552772884 A simple answer to a simple question. That’s all Werner Schramm required. This book I loved. Loved. But I should have guessed, I’ve loved most of Russell’s books. I wasn’t hugely fond of part of Children of God, … Continue reading
ISBN: 0099416271 Wikipedia on Michelangelo; Michelangelo.com; Art of Florence Read with Historical Favorites – group site This is a big book; over 750 pages of small print and crowded pages. So when I began to read and wasn’t all that … Continue reading
ISBN: none All day long, under a yellow and smoking Tuscan sky, the two huge guns vomited fire. The Medici Guns is set in the 1400′s in Italy, mostly centred on Florence, as you may have guessed by the title, … Continue reading