Four Seasons in Rome

by Anthony Doerr | Travel |
ISBN: 141657316X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAzukiwing of Miami, Florida USA on 3/3/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, March 03, 2019
The day the author and his wife returned home from the hospital with newborn twins, he received a letter informing him that he had won an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year.

Doerr was nominated by an anonymous sponsor. When I read that he was writing a novel set in German-occupied Normandy, I was like, why would he be in Rome? Shouldn't he be doing research in France or Germany? And then belatedly I noticed that the cover said, author of All The Light We Cannot See. Ah, so this is a book about him writing a book that I love very much. Yes, he totally deserves the award and I am so glad it has helped him produced such a fine work.

I enjoy reading about his year in Rome: His reading Pliny the Elder (I am ashamed to say I only know of him as the name of a beer...) His caring for the babies. His working on the novel. Even in the memoir, his beautiful, lyric writing shines brilliantly.

I received this book from Lemonitsa as a BD gift. I plan to release this at the BC Con, as this book has a special link with BookCrossing. The author is from Idaho, the birthplace of Bally! And the book he wrote was set in Germany, where the BC con will be.

Released 11 mos ago (4/27/2019 UTC) at Haus der Jugend - BC Convention 2019 in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany


Well, the author didn't go to Germany to write his All The Light We Cannot See, so this little book is going in his stead.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingcoco7wing at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
How lovely! I didn't realize until now that this book is autobiographical. I liked All The Light We Cannot See a lot, his writing is beautiful.

Journal Entry 4 by wingcoco7wing at Sprendlingen, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Friday, October 25, 2019
This is not really a book about a Rome. It's a bit about an American who isn't used to remains of European history all around him - though Rome is really unique in this way, even I was in awe at every corner.
Most of all, it's about caring for two newborns and immersing oneself into a foreign city and culture and language at the same time, as if one of these tasks wasn't more than enough. It seems like a great adventure, but a deeply tiring one.
In my opinion, that shines through. The book feels a bit incoherent, but that's totally okay.

Journal Entry 5 by wingcoco7wing at Little Tree Books & Coffee in Koukaki - Κουκάκι, Attica Greece on Sunday, February 16, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (2/16/2020 UTC) at Little Tree Books & Coffee in Koukaki - Κουκάκι, Attica Greece


at the meetup

Journal Entry 6 by feltre at Zografou - Ζωγράφου, Attica Greece on Monday, February 17, 2020
From the meet up.

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