Reflections on Blue Water: Journeys in the Gulf of Naples and the Aeolian Islands

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9781860468933: Reflections on Blue Water: Journeys in the Gulf of Naples and the Aeolian Islands

Neruda, Rilke, D.H. Lawrence, E. F. Benson, Norman Douglas, Lawrence Durrell, W. H. Auden, and Ingrid Bergman all came to the islands off the south-western coast of Italy seeking creative and personal freedom, and left fame and notoriety in their wake. In Reflections on Blue Water, Alan Ross reflects on the islands that he first visited in 1948, revisiting them through a lifetime's reading. A brilliant guide and companion, he brings a poet's perception to the glorious land and seascape.

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Alan Ross was a poet and writer and the editor of the London Magazine from 1961 until his death in February 2001. His own works include four poetry collections, three travel books, and two volumes of autobiography.

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"A wonderfully civilised guide who bears his scholarship and his own memories lightly . . ." -- Patrick Skene Catling, The Irish Times

"Ross re-creates a web of old-fashioned charm, mixing reminiscence, literary allusion, digression, straightforward travel diary and belle-lettrism . . ." -- Jan Dalley, Financial Times

"Ross recreates a web of old-fashioned charm, mixing reminiscence, literary allusion, digression, straightforward travel diary and belle-lettrism . . . It all works with ease and elegance . . .an unusually enjoyable, learned and good-natured book"
--Jan Dalley, Financial Times

"A wonderfully civilised guide who bears his scholarship and his own memories lightly. . . reading Reflections on Blue Water is a winter holiday"
--Patrick Skene Catling, Irish Times
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