The Etruscan (2020)

The Etruscan A story set in s Italy in the area once occupied by The Etruscans drawing inspiration from the gothic novel and fairy tales Harriet Sackett photographer travels to Italy to photograph Etruscan t
  • Title: The Etruscan
  • Author: Linda Lappin
  • ISBN: 9781904893004
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A story set in 1920s Italy in the area once occupied by The Etruscans, drawing inspiration from the gothic novel and fairy tales Harriet Sackett,photographer, travels to Italy to photograph Etruscan tombs Here she falls in love with a charismatic count, the occultist and amateur archaeologist, Federigo del Re, who materializes then disappears into the Etruscan landscape.A story set in 1920s Italy in the area once occupied by The Etruscans, drawing inspiration from the gothic novel and fairy tales Harriet Sackett,photographer, travels to Italy to photograph Etruscan tombs Here she falls in love with a charismatic count, the occultist and amateur archaeologist, Federigo del Re, who materializes then disappears into the Etruscan landscape As Harriet stalks her phantasm lover, the solution to the mystery which propels the novel retreats Is Federigo Del Re faithful is he a real count, or even a real man a fantasy or an Etruscan ghost Harriet s diary, the only proof of his existence, is an object of contention burnt, battered, rescued, will provide the final key.
    Etruscan people Britannica Etruscan, member of an ancient people of Etruria, Italy, between the Tiber and Arno rivers west and south of the Apennines, whose urban civilization reached its height in the th century bce Many features of Etruscan culture were adopted by the Romans, their successors to power in the peninsula Etruscan Etruscan figure of a warrior s head. The Etruscan The Etruscan original title Turms, Kuolematon which translates to Turms, Immortal is a novel by Mika Waltari, published in , telling of the adventures of a young man, Turms, which begins approximately in BC. Etruscan Civilization Ancient History Encyclopedia Feb , The Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy between the th and rd century BCE The culture was renowned in antiquity for its rich mineral resources and as a major Mediterranean trading power Much of its culture and even history was either obliterated or assimilated into that of its conqueror, Rome. Who Were The Etruscans TheCollector Mar , The Etruscan Enigma As a powerful, indigenous people living in pre Roman Italy from the th century B.C the ancient Etruscans have left their artistic mark on Western civilisation However, questions about their mysterious language and culture have perplexed historians and archaeologists for many centuries. The Etruscan Smile Review Variety Apr , Brian Cox rages robustly and arrestingly against the dying of the light in The Etruscan Smile, an unabashedly formulaic yet undeniably affecting coming to
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    1. The Etruscan follows the adventurous Harriet from the staid world of her cousin Stephen s London to the sumptuous ruins of Italy s ancient Etruria Does she discover life after death or descend into madness I honestly don t know whether I loved this book or hated it Purposely complex and obtuse, the author challenges you to think, mull, consider You can almost read this book as a personality test are you fact based and skeptical, like Stephen, or open to the mysteries of the universe, like Harrie [...]

    2. What an unusual and intriguing story I couldn t put it down, particularly towards the end Is it a ghost story, or the drug induced fantasies of a deeply disturbed woman And if it is the latter, is her mental condition hereditary or due to a traumatic event in her teens, This is a brilliant book that keeps you guessing.

    3. Mainly set in the early 1920s in Italy although the near the end of the book there s something about post WWII London and a return to Italyafter the war My opinion I disliked Stephen Hampton from beginning to end.

    4. An intriguing first novel from the pen of Italy based poet and translator, Linda Lappin, The Etruscan is unique for its setting, the northern Lazio area known as Etruria or Tuscia The original inhabitants of the area, The Etruscans, are evoked in all their mystery and the author uses her knowledge to entice the reader into their vanished world The first detailed descriptions of the Etruscan sites can be found in D.H Lawrence s Etruscan Places published in the 1930 s , Augustus Hare s Days Near R [...]

    5. I enjoyed this book and it kept me interested Harriet is an American photographer, a modern woman of her times She has an interest in the Etruscans which leads her to Italy, much to the chagrin of her English relatives She rents a house from a count, but the count is not what he seems to be She experiences a passion she never felt before, but it is one that could be her downfall The author has something to say about women of that time period and how difficult it was for them to maintain independ [...]

    6. The story takes you on a journey of one woman who makes her way to Italy in search of Etruscan tombs to photograph She meets Federigo del Re, a Count who also dabbles in the occult Her once exuberant letters sent home now seem to be depressing and melancholy Her tales of entering the tombs for photos turn into mystic dreams and loss of time What type of journey is she truly experiencing The reader needs to decide.

    7. Surprisingly, I found this gothic tale intriguing in spite of it not being my normal genre Harriet was an excellent character and I loved her She was the adventurous person I wish I were Having been to an Etruscan museum in Volterra, Italy, I already had an interest in these people from long ago After reading this historic novel, I want to know Thank you, Linda Lappin.

    8. I felt like I didn t really get to the bottom of the story, for me it didn t give a real conclusion and although interesting at the beginning I started to get fed up about halfway through but stuck with it.

    9. Imaginative and lyrical writing and a great story Unpredictable, which is always an added plus For someone who loves mystery and the sensual pleasures of Italy, this is a must read

    10. Interesting, but somehow I expected from it Got to the end and thought that s all Almost felt like some of the important parts had been left out.

    11. I read this almost ten years ago The story captured me from the start I remember being drawn into the romance Somehow it haunted me Linda Lappin writes beautifully.

    12. This book disappointed me I was really looking forward to learning about the Etruscans Nor do I have any idea why Harriet would have fallen in love with this man The characters were not at all well developed and the writing style was so very slow.

    13. I was delighted to see that critic and writing teacher Walter Cummins, mentor to generations of writers, included his review of my first novel The Etruscan, originally published in The Literary Review, in his new anthology of reviews and essays Knowing Writers 2017 His generous review cuts through to what is for me the essence of the novel the clash and fusion of the mythic and the temporal, gothic and modernism, romance and reality, Italian mentality and Yankee aspirations Here are some highlig [...]

    14. What a pleasure to read the words of a writer who obviously was born to it I loved Harriett, a very unusual and brave woman for her time, who, quite by accident, stumbles upon an assignment to photograph Etruscan tombs This accident will prove to profoundly change the remainder of her life The story is a wonderful mix of character, circumstance, dream, tragedy, and fancy and leaves the reader wondering just how much is real The errors which I assume are the result of rendering the book into e re [...]

    15. I really struggled through this book I didn t like any of the characters and they all seemed to be caricatures without any real depth The story itself was too fractured with too many loose ends and unexplained items To me it just seemed to be a bunch of fragmented ramblings that were written down as notes and had yet to be fleshed out in a full story.

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