Promenades dans Rome

République des Lettres

Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie de Stendhal. En août 1827, Stendhal arrive pour la sixième fois à Rome. Il y séjourne jusqu'en avril 1829, rédigeant au fur et à mesure de sa découverte de la cité éternelle un journal, à la fois guide artistique et carnet de voyages émaillé d'anecdotes et de digressions diverses et variées. Histoire, architecture, peinture, sculpture, musique, toute la sensibilité esthétique, la sagesse épicurienne et le talent littéraire de l'auteur du "Rouge et le Noir" sont ici mobilisés pour faire découvrir au lecteur les innombrables chefs-d'oeuvre romains, sans oublier ses commentaires toujours intéressants sur la politique, la religion et les moeurs de la société romaine de l'époque. Subtil, raffiné, érudit, dédié aux "happy few" amateurs d'art et de beauté d'une époque où le tourisme de masse n'existait pas encore, ces stendhaliennes "Promenades dans Rome" compléteront agréablement tout autre guide touristique contemporain. Pour Lampedusa, "Promenades dans Rome" est sans nul doute "le plus grand hommage qui ait jamais été rendu à Rome, comprise comme une créature vivante et pas seulement comme un réservoir de souvenirs".
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République des Lettres
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Published on
Jun 27, 2017
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Pages
912
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ISBN
9782824903620
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Language
French
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Genres
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
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        This edition includes original illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker and Notes and a Translator's Afterword by Richard Howard.
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