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Venice (City-Pick Series)

By Heather Reyes (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
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Published In: United Kingdom, 01 November 2010
Jan Morris arrives by sea Casanova crosses the ominous Bridge of Sighs Patricia Highsmith's Ripley gets his own palazzo Kazuo Ishiguro introduces the musicians of St Mark's Square D H Lawrence brings Lady Chatterley to Venice Geoff Dyer gets under the skin of the Biennale Sally Vickers' Miss Garnett climbs up to San Marco's horses Thomas Mann gives us a sultry summer gondola ride Tiziano Scarpa describes it as only a Venetian can Over fifty writers evoke Venice with an introduction by Fictional Cities' Jeff Cotton.

Table of Contents

Contents______________________________________________ Introduction by Jeff Cotton Arrival - by sea, land and air______________________________________________ Jan Morris, Venice Kay MacCauley, The Man Who Was Loved Jeanette Winterson, The Passion Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Caryl Phillips, The Nature of Blood Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey Paolo Barbaro, Venice Revealed Henry James, Italian Hours H. S. Bhabra, Gestures Vikram Seth, An Equal Music Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited Brigid Brophy, The King of a Rainy Country Bidisha, Venetian Masters Paolo Barbaro, Venice Revealed For the love of Venice_____________________________________________________ Edward Lear, Letter Rumer Godden, Pippa Passes Susan Hill, The Man in the Picture Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Letter George Sand, Lettres d'un voyageur Henry James, Italian Hours Carlo Goldoni, Memoirs Donna Leon, Death at La Fenice Henry James, The Aspern Papers Bidisha, Venetian Masters Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad Henry James, Italian Hours Marcel Proust, The Fugitive Paolo Barbaro, Venice Revealed Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited John Berendt, City of Falling Angels Some Unmissable Places___________________________________________________ Tiziano Scarpa, Venice is a Fish Jane Langton, The Thief of Venice Jeanette Winterson, The Passion Paolo Barbaro, Venice Revealed Penelope Lively, Perfect Happiness Mary McCarthy, Venice Observed Ian McEwan, The Comfort of Strangers Kazuo Ishiguro, 'Crooner' from Nocturnes Henri de Regnier, 'Le Florian' [in French] Henry James, The Wings of the Dove L. P. Hartley, Eustace and Hilda Sally Vickers, Miss Garnet's Angel H. S. Bhabra, Gestures Rumer Godden, Pippa Passes Charles Dickens, 'An Italian Dream' from Pictures from Italy Henry James, Italian Hours Bidisha, Venetian Masters Henry James, Italian Hours John Berendt, City of Falling Angels Donna Leon, Death at La Fenice L. P. Hartley, Eustace and Hilda Barry Unsworth, Stone Virgin Michael Dibdin, Dead Lagoon M. R. Lovric, Carnevale John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice Pedrag Matvejevic, The Other Venice Henry James, The Wings of the Dove Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr Ripley Henry James, The Aspern Papers Juan Manuel de Prada, The Tempest Doona Leon, Death at La Fenice Geoff Dyer, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi "Streets full of water - "__________________________________________________ Tiziano Scarpa, Venice is a Fish D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover L. P. Hartley, Eustace and Hilda Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr Ripley Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Marcel Proust, The Fugitive Rumer Godden, Pippa Passes Libby Purves, More Lives Than One Pedrag Matvejevic, The Other Venice Jane Langton, The Thief of Venice Joseph Kanon, Alibi Barry Unsworth, Stone Virgin Michael Dibdin, Dead Lagoon Charles Dickens, 'An Italian Dream' from Pictures from Italy Sights, Sounds, Smells - and that Venetian weather___________________________ Rumer Godden, Pippa Passes Joseph Kanon, Alibi M. R. Lovric, Carnevale Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Barry Unsworth, Stone Virgin Daphne du Maurier, Don't Look Now Caryl Phillips, The Nature of Blood John Berendt, City of Falling Angels Tiziano Scarpa, Venice is a Fish Henry James, The Wings of the Dove Thomas Mann, Death in Venice L. P. Hartley, Eustace and Hilda Sally Vickers, Miss Garnet's Angel Juan Manuel de Prada, The Tempest Michelle Lovric, 'Waterproofing' Tiziano Scarpa, Venice is a Fish Juan Manuel de Prada, The Tempest Jane Langton, The Thief of Venice Paolo Barbaro, Venice Revealed Donna Leon, Death at La Fenice Michael Dibdin, Dead Lagoon M. R. Lovric, The Floating Book M. R. Lovric, The Floating Book Joseph Brodsky, Watermark M. R. Lovric, Carnevale Juan Manuel de Prada, The Tempest Paolo Barbaro, Venice Revealed Venetians ― permanent and temporary _____________________________________ Joseph Brodsky, Watermark Judith Martin, No Vulgar Hotel Joseph Brodsky, Watermark Simone de Beauvoir, Force of Circumstance M. R. Lovric, Carnevale Joseph Kanon, Alibi Amanda Hopkinson, 'A Student in Venice' John Berendt, City of Falling Angels Geoff Dyer, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi Juan Manuel de Prada, The Tempest Michelle Lovric, 'Emilio's Legs' Michael Dibdin, Dead Lagoon Joseph Brodsky, Watermark Judith Martin, No Vulgar Hotel Bidisha, Venetian Masters Kazuo Ishiguro, 'Cellists' from Nocturnes Jan Morris, Europe: An Intimate Journey Donna Leon, The Anonymous Venetian Barry Unsworth, Stone Virgin Giacomo Casanova, The Story of My Life John Berendt, City of Falling Angels Art and Entertainment____________________________________________________ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey Vikram Seth, An Equal Music Eva Demski, 'With Peggy Guggenheim' Geoff Dyer, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi Judith Martin, No Vulgar Hotel Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey Joseph Addison, Essays Judith Martin, No Vulgar Hotel Judith Martin, No Vulgar Hotel Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey John Berendt, City of Falling Angels Judith Martin, No Vulgar Hotel Daphne du Maurier, Don't Look Now Susan Hill, The Man in the Picture John Berendt, City of Falling Angels Juan Manuel de Prada, The Tempest Libby Purves, More Lives Than One Michelle Lovric, 'The Death of Venice is Dead' D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover Parting (Snap) Shots______________________________________________________ Joseph Brodsky, Watermark Rumer Godden, Pippa Passes Vanessa Lyons, 'Whose Venice?' Michael Dibdin, Dead Lagoon Jane Langton, The Thief of Venice Henry James, Italian Hours Simona Luff, Diary Henry James, Italian Hours Geoff Dyer, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi Vanessa Lyons, 'Whose Venice?'

About the Author

Editor Heather Reyes lives near London and is co-publisher of Oxygen Books

Reviews

'Composed of over 50 of the very best writers on Venice, this book is so much more than your average pocket guide ... the perfect companion' Real Travel Magazine 'This welcome addition to the excellent city-pick series ... with more than 100 extracts, this is a delightful literary guide to La Serenissima' The Guardian 'The latest addition to this admirable series ... makes any visit to La Serenissima more flavoursome' The Bookseller, Editor's Pick '... the latest literary treat from the city-pick series ... as a guide to the atmosphere and spirit of the city, it's unmissable' Lonely Planet Magazine 'For those who love Venice, this book is genuinely unmissable ... short extracts are seamlessly blended into a compelling narrative' The Sydney Morning Herald

EAN: 9780955970085
ISBN: 0955970083
Publisher: Oxygen Books
Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 1 centimetres (0.24 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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