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Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily
Guernica Editions, Fall 2013
204 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550717266
ISBN10: 155071726X
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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Drawing on history and family legend, Anthony Di Renzo presents a tale of progress and reaction, irony and paradox, in which the splendors of Caserta must yield to the wonders of the Crystal Palace. Both intimate and sweeping, Trinàcria questions the price of pride and the cost of prosperity and contrasts illusions of grandeur and dreams of happiness with the pitiless truth that kills all hope and desire. As readers will learn, this is the fatal spell of Sicily--an island of loss and change--where death alone is eternal.
You alone on earth are eternal, Death. All things return to you. You cradle our naked being. In you, we rest secure -- not happy, no, but safe from ancient sorrow. But why should that concern you happy children of this modern age? That warning at the gate does not apply to you. So you think.

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Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily