A Tour Less Ordinary: The Hidden Poetry of Italy’s Literary Landmarks

By Jessica Monk
"Literature is a way to experiment with the world. You can have a story that is rich and detailed and that accurately depicts our life, and you can experiment within that to say: ‘OK, if x happened, what would be the result?’"
Etymology is a grand pursuit. Just a quick internet search can train a lightbulb on a seemingly unassuming word. The origin of the word 'fact' for example, is the Latin word for a completed action - done, finished, nothing more to see. Fiction, however is associated with the Latin verb 'fingere', to shape - to make something your own. But the relations...

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