The Recognitions - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

On his first day in Rome Stanley is sprayed with green paint and has a finger broken by police when the group of pilgrims, visiting the Basilica of Saint John, is mistaken for a band of political protesters. At the hospital where he is treated, Stanley calls Agnes Deigh and she sends her chauffeur to pick him up in a Daimler and bring him to her residence. While admiring her collection of art masterpieces, Stanley admits that his first love is music and that he's composed a work for the organ that, in an earlier age, might have been called a requiem mass. Mrs. Deigh suggests that he might want to perform the piece on the American organ in the church at Fenestrula. Excited at that prospect, Stanley follows a tourist guide to all the religious sites in Rome. Mrs. Deigh offers to...

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