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Siren Land by Norman Douglas
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Siren Land (1911)

by Norman Douglas

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What makes Siren Land exceptional is the quality of the telling. Weaving scholarship, impressions, fact and fantasy into an intricate fabric as enchantingly entertaining and full of human interest as the best of fairy tales or ancient myths. One of the most memorable books of its genre.' - Mark Holloway, in his introduction to Siren Land; 'The most beautiful thing we printed.' - Ford Maddox Ford, The English Review, on the first chapter of Siren Land; 'One of the most entertaining literary characters of his age, always unexpected. He lived and died an unrepenitent nonconformist.'
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014009511X, Paperback)

Hedonistis, charming, witty, and vastly learned, Norman Douglas was one of this century's great travellers in Italy. Here, relating the ancient Siren myth to the landscape and history of the Bay of Naples, he gives us a feast of scholarship and colourful speculation - on the character of Tiberius, on the winds and their folklore, on the Blue Grotto, on the local ghosts, saints, wines, and caves.

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This travel book pays homage to a part of the world that captivated Norman Douglas more than any other. Weaving the myths of the Sirens into the landscape and history of the region, Douglas writes with knowledge of the past and the present, of legends and archaeology, and of folklore and daily life.… (more)

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