Did I ever tell you about the time…

I am currently reading The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, translated by John Addington Symonds.

Cellini was a 16th century artist of some note, and- to hear him tell it- one of the most remarkable men who ever lived.  My feeling is that there may be a kernel of truth buried under the self-aggrandizement, but I’m taking this more as a work of fiction.  Remember Commander McBragg from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show?  It reads kind of like that, only with more duels and swordplay.

I got my copy for $2 at a charity sale, but it is in the public domain and may be downloaded for free from Project Gutenberg.

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1 Comment

  1. markonit

    …but I bet it is a fun read..!

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