May Book Discussion: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr
May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Anthony Doerr won the Rome Prize (one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters) and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year.
Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr’s varied adventures during that year in Rome. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats—the chroniclers of Rome who came before him—and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighborhood who happily share their idiosyncratic child-rearing advice.
The book is a celebration of Rome, new parenthood, and the process by which a writer transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.
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