November 8th, 2005

I sit at W. H. Auden's Table

It’s named, appropriately enough, Bar Maria. In the 1950s, Thekla Clark tells us, “Evening life in Forio was centered on The Caffe, where The Table was reserved for Wystan, Chester and their friends….It’s official name was Caffe Internazionale, but I never heard it called anything but Maria’s….

"’Cozy!’ said Wystan.”