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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Every year for all the 30 they have been married, Begley and Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In this collection of essays, the couple has fashioned an homage to the City of Water.

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Venice for Lovers is a memorable collaboration by two fine stylists who have fashioned their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay. Every year for all the thirty they have been married, Begley and Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In her contribution to the book, Muhlstein charmingly describes how she and her husband dine at the same restaurant every night for years on end, and how becoming friends with restaurateurs has been an unsurpassed means of getting to know the city and its inhabitants, far from the tourists in San Marco Square. In his short novella, Begley writes a story of falling in love with—and in—Venice. His twenty-year-old protagonist, enamored with an older, far worldlier woman of twenty-seven, is lured by her to the City of Water, only to be unceremoniously dumped and left to fend for himself after a brief rendezvous. But he discovers a lasting love for Venice itself—not an uncommon romance, as Begleys brilliant literary essay on the citys place within world literature demonstrates: Henry James, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Mann were all illustrious predecessors.

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ISBN:
9780802144355
Author:
Begley, Louis
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Muhlstein, Anka
Author:
Begley, L
Author:
ouis
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel, Italy
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Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 5.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Every year for all the 30 they have been married, Begley and Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In this collection of essays, the couple has fashioned an homage to the City of Water.
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Venice for Lovers is a memorable collaboration by two fine stylists who have fashioned their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay. Every year for all the thirty they have been married, Begley and Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In her contribution to the book, Muhlstein charmingly describes how she and her husband dine at the same restaurant every night for years on end, and how becoming friends with restaurateurs has been an unsurpassed means of getting to know the city and its inhabitants, far from the tourists in San Marco Square. In his short novella, Begley writes a story of falling in love with—and in—Venice. His twenty-year-old protagonist, enamored with an older, far worldlier woman of twenty-seven, is lured by her to the City of Water, only to be unceremoniously dumped and left to fend for himself after a brief rendezvous. But he discovers a lasting love for Venice itself—not an uncommon romance, as Begleys brilliant literary essay on the citys place within world literature demonstrates: Henry James, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Mann were all illustrious predecessors.
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