Literary Guide To Provence by Daniel Vitaglione

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Provence through the eyes of its writers, the local ones who wrote in Provencal or French but also its visitors who were also moved, that is the inspiration behind "A Literary Guide to Provence". In this compact travel guide, Marseilles native Daniel Vitaglione presents a literary panorama of the region from the Avignon of Mistral to Colette's St. Tropez. Including such sites as the birthplace of Nostradamus and the ruins of the Marquis de Sade's castle, "A Literary Guide to Provence" presents a thousand years of history entwined with maps and photos that provide touring readers with a sense of the historical import of this most beautiful of regions even as they are experiencing it first-hand. Both those of French ancestry and those who came to love and live there are featured in this comprehensive and enchanting picture of the garden place of France. The Riviera enticed Virignia Woolf. Toulon inspired two novels by Georges Sand. Robert Louis Stevenson resided in Hyeres as did Edith Wharton. Le Lavandou was Willa Cather's favourite place. F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in St. Raphael and Juan-les-Pins where he wrote "Tender is the Night". This illustrated guide follows in these writers' footsteps and includes maps and practical information on hotels and restaurants.
 

About Daniel Vitaglione

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Vitaglione attended the Lycee Thiers and the University of Provence, and received his Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
 
Published November 1, 2001 by Swallow Press. 371 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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He provides information both practical (hotels and restaurants) and cultural (festival listings), plus some background on the region's language, Proven al, still spoken ""in remote villages and among the older population."" Even better, however, Vitaglione provides a town-by-town tour of lit...

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