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Siren Land (1911)
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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.
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