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RINASCIMENTO RITROVATO
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RINASCIMENTO RITROVATO

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Product ID: 9788804668312
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AUTHOR: Maria Bellonci
PUBLISHER: Mondadori Editore
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018
GENRE: Italian Historical Novel, Fictional Autobiography
RECOMMENDED AGE: Adults
NUMBER OF PAGES: 488
FORMAT: Paperback 12.5cm x 19.5cm
LANGUAGE: Italian

ITALIAN DESCRIPTION:
Vincitore Premio Strega 1986. In queste pagine si racconta la vicenda di Isabella d'Este, divenuta marchesa di Mantova dopo il matrimonio con Francesco Gonzaga; non di una semplice per quanto raffinata biografia si tratta, però, quanto di un vero e proprio romanzo: sia per la presenza di alcuni personaggi totalmente inventati - come Robert de la Pole, corrispondente del re d'inghilterra e innamorato platonico di Isabella -, sia soprattutto per la qualità della scrittura, che sembra avvolgere in una sorta di abbagliante pulviscolo ogni figura e ogni fatto storico. Protagonista assoluta è lei, Isabella, che ormai alla soglia dei sessant'anni rievoca la propria vita da quando, sposa sedicenne, giunse a Mantova e in un periodo tra i più tumultuosi e fulgidi della nostra storia, a cavallo tra Quattro e Cinquecento, resse le fila del piccolo stato costruendo attorno a sé una corte di ineguagliato splendore.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION:
"Rinascimento privato - Private Renaissance" Narrated from the viewpoint of the accomplished Isabella d'Este, who at 16 became Duchess of Mantua and presided over a 15th-16th century court with cultural and political finesse, this stately novel by Renaissance historian Bellonci was awarded Italy's Strega prize in 1986. Isabella dealt skillfully with her relatives, the Borgias, and parried with a succession of churlish popes and foreign monarchs during the stormy years when France, Germany and Spain preyed on the warring Italian kingdoms. Rome was sacked in 1527, forcing Isabella to flee. The novel explores Isabella's roles as herbalist, musician, connoisseur of painting and friend to writers like Ariosto and Castiglione, whose principles of elegance she embodied. When her wayward husband Francesco Gonzaga died, Isabella lavished her controlling love on her favorite, though resisting son Federico.
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