By Francine Prose
A mixing of artwork and cultural feedback, shuttle writing, and private narrative, Sicilian Odyssey is Francine Prose's creative attention of the various cultural legacies stumbled on juxtaposed and entangled at the Mediterranean island of Sicily. She writes of the depth of Sicily, the "commitment to the extreme," the place the historical past is extra colourful, the solar warmer, the cooking earthier, the violence extra terrible, the carnival extra raucous, the politics extra Byzantine than different locations in the world, and what sort of the island can educate us in regards to the triumph of attractiveness over violence and existence over death.
Prose examines architectural websites and gadgets and appears on the ways that fantasy and reality converge. Exploring the intact and lovely Greek amphitheaters at Siracusa and Taormina, the cathedral at Monreale, the Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina, and a few of the masterpieces of the Baroque scattered during the island, Prose focuses her prepared perception to visualize them of their personal time, to check the evolution and decline of the cultures that produced them, and to deconstruct strong responses each one inspires in her.
Illuminated via the author's personal images, Sicilian Odyssey brings unique and enigmatic Sicily to lifestyles during the prism of its prior.