Autumn in Venice by Andrea di Robilant audiobook

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse

By Andrea di Robilant
Read by P. J. Ochlan

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665137324

  • ISBN: 9781665137300

  • ISBN: 9781665137317

Runtime: 11.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the fall of 1948 Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called "a goddam wonderful city." He was a year shy of his fiftieth birthday and hadn't published a novel in nearly a decade. At a duck shoot in the lagoon he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Di Robilant—whose great-uncle moved in Hemingway's revolving circle of bon vivants, aristocrats, and artists—re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship. Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. This illuminating story of writer and muse—which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity—is an intimate look at the fractured heart and changing art of Hemingway in his fifties.

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Author Bio: Andrea di Robilant

Author Bio: Andrea di Robilant

Andrea di Robilant was born in Italy and educated at Le Rosey and Columbia University, where he specialized in international relations. He lives in Rome with his wife and two children and works for the Italian newspaper La Stampa.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English