Barry Unsworth | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Richard Eder

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Critical Review by Richard Eder

SOURCE: "The Weight of History," in Los Angeles Time Book Review, March 9, 1997, p. 2.

In the following review, Eder considers After Hannibal a "dazzling" exploration of history, greed, and betrayal.

"Do you know the land where the lemontrees flower?" Goethe wrote in a poem that helped shift the elevation angle at which the Romantics regarded earthly salvation. Instead of going upward to heaven, you went sideways to Italy.

Since then, untold hundreds of thousands have traveled from Northern Europe, the United States and elsewhere, not so much for the sun as to follow a grand line of beauty and aesthetic order that shifted from Greece to Rome, sheltered in the medieval abbeys and burst forth in the Renaissance. Above all, it went beyond works of art to show itself at the turn of a street, to blossom almond-white...

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