Celebrata da poeti, scrittori, chansonnier e pittori, la Senna è senza dubbio uno dei simboli della Francia. Il fiume, che sgorga da una rete di sorgenti su un altopiano della Borgogna e si ingrossa fino a diventare maestoso nel suo tragitto di 777 chilometri verso il mare, fa un viaggio nella storia: lambisce insediamenti preistorici, antiche città romane, castelli medievali, abbazie e campi di battaglia della Seconda guerra mondiale. Lungo il suo corso, la Senna sa aprirsi senza esitazione, consentendo a ogni città sulle sue rive di rivendicarne la mistica. Ma ha un unico grande amore: Parigi. La rive gauche e la rive droite brulicano di vita: qui è possibile mangiare e bere, sposarsi, praticare yoga, comprare libri, assistere a spettacoli pirotecnici, sfilate di moda, concerti… La cattedrale che vanta il maggior numero di visitatori al mondo, Notre-Dame, si trova su un’isola al centro della Senna; il museo d’arte più visitato del pianeta, il Louvre, si affaccia sul fiume.
Passando attraverso un quadro di Renoir e una poesia di Prévert, un fotogramma del Favoloso mondo di Amélie e un’aria di Puccini, una citazione dei Miserabili e una preghiera a Sequana, la dea che dà il nome alla Senna, Elaine Sciolino, giornalista e corrispondente americana da Parigi, firma un’appassionata lettera d’amore alla città più romantica del mondo e al suo fiume.
- ISBN: 8823526337
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 396
This is a wonderful book that takes you on a journey down the Seine River. This book tells the story of the fascinating history of this river, beginning in ancient times through the fire at the Norte Dame Cathedral. We learn of the of the goddess who gave the river its name. “The Seine has served as a Leggi tutto
The Seine a long flowing river through the heart of France. Many things happen along this famous river. Some people still live on houseboats; which is getting more difficult each year. There is fishing along the river as well as people love to gather there. When a picture of a bride along the Seine app Leggi tutto
This is the perfect book to get me excited about sailing down the Seine in June. I lucked out that it has just been published. I was trying to read a much older book by Mort Rosenblum, an American that lived on the Seine and wrote about his “adventures”, but I was just about to DNF it when I found t Leggi tutto
from prehistory through 2019 author lightly, but fairly thoroughly, highlights the river. from source to the sea. has pictures, bibliography and some end notes.
I struggled with this book. It took me nearly a month to read it and I normally read a book this size in 2 or 3 days. The first half of the book was quite good but then something happened and the following chapters just dragged on endlessly. I ended up skipping through a lot of the book. And I loved Leggi tutto
I want my travel writers to have a gift for discovering the strange and offbeat, and to tell stories with humor and wit. In other words, I want them to be Bill Bryson, and Sciolino isn’t. This book is fine, but somewhat bland. Every page was just barely interesting enough to keep me reading.
**I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** Sciolino writes a love letter to the river Seine. Part travelogue, part history, and with a dash of memoir, Sciolino brings to life the Seine in all of its facets. From its begi Leggi tutto
From the Sea to the City of Lights and Beyond A journey that flows from ancient Roman times to the Vikings, to the Hundred Years War, to Napoleon and Hitler; Elaine Sciolino's well-researched book delves into the history and culture of the people of Paris and their Seine River. But, instead of follow Leggi tutto
I received this book, an ARC, from BookBrowse to review. Although it took me quite awhile, for me, to read it the snail's pace was not due to disinterest. Quite the contrary, I loved the book from the first chapter. Sciolino's interest in the River and its surroundings, its history, its people, its
I've loved many of Ms. Sciolino's books and had such high hopes about this one. It was wonderful most of the time but the organization didn't work for me. We start with why the Seine is so important to both Paris and the author, why it's called a riviere and not a fleuve (both equal river in English Leggi tutto
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