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norman douglas

essayist and novelist who wrote of southern Italy, where he lived for many years, latterly on the island of Capri-the setting of his most famous book, South Wind. All his books, whether fiction, topography, essays, or autobiography, have a charm arising from Douglas' uninhibited expression of a bohemian, aristocratic personality. His prose is considered somewhat near the perfection of the conversational style

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