Category Archives: Literature

Venice (and Hemingway) in Monochrome

We took the train across Northern Italy from Milan to Venice in the spring of 2009 and stayed in Venice for four days. We had just spent the previous four days getting acquainted with Milan and Stresa, two key places … Continue reading

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Stresa (and Hemingway) in Monochrome

We started our three-week visit to Italy in 2009 with a four-day stay in Milan and after seeing just about everything we wanted to see in two days we then on day three took the train to Stresa, a resort … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: J M Synge and the Aran Islands

The famous Irish playwright John Millington Synge brought the Aran Islands to the outside world a little over a hundred years ago. Synge was living in France in the 1890s when he ran into W B Yeats who recommended that … Continue reading

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