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A Season from the Caput Mundi

Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr is an honest recollection of the author’s life in Rome for 4 seasons of the year! If you’re looking for a book based in Rome, Four Seasons in Rome shows the 4 different seasons from the Caput Mundi, this is the perfect memoir to pick

A Season from the Caput Mundi

Four Seasons in Rome beautifully recounts the author’s observations and whimsical points about the Eternal City! It’s actually quite fun to read them especially if you have visited Rome. If you haven’t visited Rome, you may not understand some parts that Doerr points out but that should not be a reason not to read!!

There are places where he has sugar coated words to describe the gorgeous city but I think all of us Italophiles do that (GUILTY!!), because that’s what Rome brings out!

THE BEST!

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Rome, Caput Mundi/Capital of the World, is brought out in the best way by Doerr’s prose. He weaves words in a poetic way whether it is having a bowl of pasta, visiting a hill top town of Umbria or merely looking at the newly elected Pope.

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22 Comments

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  • Stacy di Anna Pollard
    February 11, 2017 at 4:10 am

    I just started this book this week and I am in love with it. The writing and observations are exquisite!! Have you read his “All the Light” — the book he was writing while in Rome? Can’t remember if I’ve asked you that before. Phenomenal! Happy reading!

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    • Ishita
      March 14, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      I don’t know how I missed this comment. How did you like it?? I think this book is perfect for those who have visited Rome or live in Rome.

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      • Stacy di Anna Pollard
        March 15, 2018 at 12:32 am

        I loved Four Seasons in Rome so much! It spoke to me as a parent AND Italophile! Are you back home now and how was your trip?

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        • Ishita
          March 15, 2018 at 2:09 pm

          I can imagine! I 🙂 I loved it because of well…Rome 🙂 I am good cara. Back home and bearing the heat in Delhi 😉 Do you leave for Italy in June??

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  • Ten Favorite Books on Italy | Italophilia
    November 1, 2016 at 1:04 am

    […] have already gushed a little about this book before here and for those who haven’t read this post please do. Four Seasons in Rome is lyrical and […]

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  • baywoodgallery.com
    November 16, 2015 at 7:08 am

    I travel in my mind every post you make. Love your photography.

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    • Ishita
      November 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Thanks so much that’s a big compliment 🙂

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  • ravenhawksmagazine
    November 14, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    This looks like a very interesting book

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    • Ishita
      November 14, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Thank you!

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  • Diana Lynn
    November 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    you know? Unlike you (I am sorry to say) I never read…..but I DID read this book! Loved it too!

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    • Ishita
      November 12, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      😀 I am glad you did Diana! I have a few more recos for you 😉

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  • ID Smith
    November 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I’m sure I saw the same Beetle convertible at a Sicilian wedding. I put it on my Pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/pin/166562886195682740/. It gets about. Great post BTW.

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    • Ishita
      November 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Haha they seem to be different though as mine’s a Fiat500 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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  • timelessitaly
    November 12, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Nice Ishita…you take great photos! My next book to read:)

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    • Ishita
      November 12, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Thank you Susan 🙂 You are kind. I think you will love the book!

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  • lindaravello
    November 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Ah, I do not know this book – and you know that I share your feelings on the ‘House in Tuscany’ yawn……..I will check this one out – have been to Rome only once and am all up for going back x

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    • Ishita
      November 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Haha *yawns back* although there is a book or two that I enjoyed 😉 Ditto..only once too 🙁 Sigh!

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  • rebbit7
    November 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    You know that you’ve read an excellent book if the author can captivate you with his/her prose on eating pasta. At least, I would! 😉

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    • Ishita
      November 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Well said 🙂 Yep 😉

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