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Casting Back

Casting Back The Estancia, Martín Cullen, Adelphi, £20, hb, 399 pp, reviewed by Stoddard Martin As a rule, this reader finds tales of childhood dull. True growing-up happens with first love, sexual encounters, jobs, facing the adult world on one’s … Continue reading

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Gabriele D’Annunzio – flame of the former future

Gabriele D’Annunzio – flame of the former future STODDARD MARTIN remembers the extravagant life and dangerous times of one of Italy’s literary giants When living in lascivious pleasure in post-Napoleonic Italy, Byron wrote to his publisher, “Scribbling is a disease … Continue reading

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