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A Literary Companion to Venice: Including Seven Walking Tours

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Venice has through the centuries attracted an extraordinary range of writers, drawn to it for inspiration, for consolation, or for the sheer pleasure of is unique setting. That so much of the city remains unchanged gives their words a powerful hold over our imaginations today. In this extravagant theater, writes Littlewood, we are as likely to chance upon the site of the murder of a Renaissance prince as the seduction of an eighteenth-century nun; the execution of a dissolute friar as the musings of a Victorian poet. All have their place in these pages, including the writings of Byron, Goethe, James, Proust, Lawrence, and Pound, among others.

Arranged in the form of seven detailed walks through Venice, this Literary Companion provides an illuminating guide to the streets, palaces, churches, and canals that make up this exquisite city. Venice's hidden corners-rife with feuds, rivalries, and romance-have never been brought so vividly to life.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-250) and index.

About the Author

Ian Littlewood has taught at universities in France, the United States, and Japan, and is now a lecturer in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312131135
Subtitle:
Including Seven Walking Tours
Author:
Littlewood, Ian
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Subject:
Literary landmarks
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
Venice (Italy) Literary collections.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
18423
Publication Date:
19950515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.25x5.44x.74 in. .72 lbs.

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