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Four Seasons in Rome - On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

Anthony Doerr

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Anthony Doerr, the Pulitzer Prize­-­winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, reads his 2007 memoir, Four Seasons in Rome-available on audio for the very first time! On the day Tony Doerr and his wife returned from the hospital with their newborn twins, he received a letter from the Academy of Arts and Letters informing him that he had won the prestigious Rome Prize, which provides a stipend, an apartment, and a writing studio at the beautiful American Academy for a year. Six months and a few Italian lessons later, they arrived in Rome. Insatiably curious, an avid reader, and an extraordinary eloquent observer of nature, Doerr sets out to discover Rome. He reads Pliny, Dante, Shelley and visits the churches and piazzas and ancient cisterns they describe. He reads the history of the papacy and attends the vigil as Pope John Paul II lies dying. He takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. And he and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers in their little neighborhood on a Roman hill. For anyone who loves Rome-or wants to know it-this is a gorgeous, informative audiobook. It is also an illuminating account of how a writer transforms experience into sentences, how this writer sees and captures the world.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 18m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:08