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Venetian Stories

Venetian Stories

  • Author: Jane Turner Rylands
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307429903
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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In these brilliantly realized, linked tales, the real Venice is revealed – not the iconic tourist destination the city has become, but the mysterious society that resides behind its elegant doors and shuttered windows. With a sly and affectionate delicacy, Jane Turner Rylands, an American expatriate who has lived in Venice for thirty years, portrays a dozen Venetians– a construction foreman, a countess, a gondolier, a postman, an architect, a Baronessa, an English lord – as they pursue their respective interests. And in turn, through the perspective of those who live and work in this most alluring of cities, Venetian Stories illuminates canals and palazzos, churches and gondolas, large concerns and small rituals, with an uncommon intimacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Across the Bridge of Sighs

Across the Bridge of Sighs

More Venetian Stories

  • Author: Jane Turner Rylands
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 030742460X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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From the author of the acclaimed Venetian Stories, a captivating new collection about Venice from the perspective of its residents. A professor writes lectures on Venetian literature for American millionaires. A baroness falls in love with the architect restoring the ancient palazzo of her husband’s family. An ambitious gallery owner sells a young artist’s work faster than he can paint it. A salesman finds a way to trip up a narcissistic race car driver who seems to be able to get away with anything. As her characters negotiate the conflict between tradition and a rapidly changing city, Jane Turner Rylands draws us deep into a society all but unknown to outsiders. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beppo, a Venetian story [by lord Byron].

Beppo, a Venetian story [by lord Byron].

  • Author: George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.),Beppo (fict.name.)
  • Publisher: N.A
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Das amerikanische Künstlermilieu in Venedig

Das amerikanische Künstlermilieu in Venedig

Von 1880 bis zur Gegenwart

  • Author: Hanne Borchmeyer
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3050063955
  • Category: History
  • Page: 595
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Gegenstand des Werkes ist die Darstellung und Analyse des amerikanischen Künstlermilieus in Venedig und seiner Entwicklung von 1880 bis zur Gegenwart. Dabei geht es weniger um eine Zusammenstellung von Einzelbiographien der Amerikaner, die sich über diesen Zeitraum in der Lagunenstadt niederließen, als um die Untersuchung der Kreise, die sie in Venedig bildeten. Es werden drei Generationen amerikanischer Expatriaten vorgestellt, die Venedig regelmäßig aufsuchten oder sich ganz dort niederließen, um ein freies, den schönen Künsten zugewendetes Leben zu führen. Im Zentrum stehen dabei die sozio-kulturellen Produktionsbedingungen von Kunst und Literatur vor dem Hintergrund der Venedigerfahrung, sowie die Prägung, Rezeption und Sammlung der durch Venedig inspirierten oder dort entstandenen Werke. Zu den näher beleuchteten amerikanischen Persönlichkeiten gehören die Literaten Henry James, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway und Donna Leon, sowie die Maler James McNeill Whistler und John Singer Sargent, aber auch einflussreiche Kunstsammler und –mäzene wie Isabella Stewart Gardner und Peggy Guggenheim. Desweiteren wird die besondere Anziehungskraft Venedigs über einen Zeitraum von 130 Jahren untersucht. Dabei steht die Frage im Vordergrund, warum die Wasserstadt im 19. Jahrhundert zu einer Hauptanlaufstelle für Künstler und Literaten wurde, was sie zu einem Topos der Literatur- und Kunstgeschichte werden ließ, und wie sie diese Rolle bis zum heutigen Tag verteidigen konnte.

Brodsky Abroad

Brodsky Abroad

Empire, Tourism, Nostalgia

  • Author: Sanna Turoma
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 0299236331
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 292
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Expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972 and honored with the Nobel Prize fifteen years later, poet Joseph Brodsky in many ways fit the grand tradition of exiled writer. But Brodsky’s years of exile did not render him immobile: though he never returned to his beloved Leningrad, he was free to travel the world and write about it. In Brodsky Abroad, Sanna Turoma discusses Brodsky’s poems and essays about Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, and Venice. Challenging traditional conceptions behind Brodsky’s status as a leading émigré poet and major descendant of Russian and Euro-American modernism, she relocates the analysis of his travel texts in the diverse context of contemporary travel and its critique. Turoma views Brodsky’s travel writing as a response not only to his exile but also to the postmodern and postcolonial landscape that initially shaped the writing of these texts. In his Latin American encounters, Brodsky exhibits disdain for third-world politics and invokes the elegiac genre to reject Mexico’s postcolonial reality and to ironically embrace the romanticism of an earlier Russian and European imperial age. In an essay on Istanbul he assumes Russia’s ambiguous position between East and West as his own to negotiate a distinct, and controversial, interpretation of Orientalism. And, Venice, the emblematic tourist city, becomes the site for a reinvention of his lyric self as more fluid, hybrid, and cosmopolitan. Brodsky Abroad reveals the poet’s previously uncharted trajectory from alienated dissident to celebrated man of letters and offers new perspectives on the geopolitical, philosophical, and linguistic premises of his poetic imagination.

Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Era

Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Era

Entrepôts, Islands, Empires

  • Author: Professor John Watkins,Professor Kathryn L Reyerson
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409455998
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 286
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Defining the Mediterranean as a coherent region with distinct patterns of social, political, and cultural exchange, this interdisciplinary collection explores the production, modification, and circulation of identities based on religion, ethnicity, profession, gender, within three distinctive Mediterranean geographies. Contributors address such topics as interreligious conflict and accommodation; immigration and diaspora; polylingualism; classical imitation and canon formation; traffic in sacred objects; Mediterranean slavery; and the dream of a reintegrated Roman empire.

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Geraldine A Johnson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191604550
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 176
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Botticelli, Holbein, Leonardo, Dürer, Michelangelo: the names are familiar, as are the works, such as the Last Supper fresco, or the monumental marble statue of David. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable images, and how would their original beholders have viewed these objects? Was the Renaissance only about great masters and masterpieces, or were "mistresses" also involved, such as women artists and patrons? And what about the 'minor'-pieces that Renaissance men and women would have encountered in homes, churches and civic spaces? This exciting and stimulating volume will answer such questions by considering both famous and lesser-known artists, patrons and works of art within the cultural and historical context of Renaissance Europe. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

All the Year Round

All the Year Round

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Venetian Curiosities

Venetian Curiosities

  • Author: Donna Leon
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448136059
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 80
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In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation record more than just love or murder. They are the storehouse of a city's mores, emblems of its identity. In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church, the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality, innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death, a gambler bets the family palazzo. In an introduction and seven essays, Leon offers enchanting details and astute insights into Venetian customs of the past and present. Venetian Curiosities is beautifully illustrated and, like Handel's Bestiary, it comes with a CD. Here the music is by Antonio Vivaldi, with tracks for each section of the book, expertly played by Il Complesso Barocco. With the splendid music, the delightful images, and the perceptive, amusing words of Donna Leon, Venetian Curiosities is a harmonious exploration of one of the world's most beloved cities.

Feature Cinema in the 20th Century

Feature Cinema in the 20th Century

Volume One: 1913-1950: a Comprehensive Guide

  • Author: Jacek Klinowski,Jacek Klinowski & Adam Garbicz,Adam Garbicz
  • Publisher: Planet RGB Limited
  • ISBN: 1624075649
  • Category:
  • Page: 655
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Lord Byron

Lord Byron

The Critical Heritage

  • Author: Andrew Rutherford
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135035210
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 520
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves.

Letters and Journals of Lord Byron

Letters and Journals of Lord Byron

With Notices of His Life

  • Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poets, English
  • Page: 823
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Select Works

Select Works

  • Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Segnius Irritant

Segnius Irritant

Or Eight Primitive Folk-lore Stories

  • Author: Sir Walter William Strickland,Karel Jaromír Erben
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fairy tales
  • Page: 121
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The Parlour Book of British Scenery, Architecture and Antiquities

The Parlour Book of British Scenery, Architecture and Antiquities

Being a Series of Select Descriptions of Towns, Villages, Public Buildings, Gentlemens' Seats, Castles, Colleges, Churches, Ruins, &c. &c. in Great Britain

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Great Britain
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Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation: The Lynceus Long View

Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation: The Lynceus Long View

  • Author: P. Formica
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137347317
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 149
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The potential of storytelling as a research tool for enhancing the understanding of knowledge creation, acquisition and conversion into innovation and innovative business activities is the methodological underpinning of this book's narrative approach. The subtitle comes from Lynceus, one of the Argonauts who accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece, who was said to have excellent sight. Among the various interpretations of the meaning of the Fleece, one version highlights the importance of discovery to innovation by voyaging to 'terrae incognitae' (unknown lands). This book is a narrative of a fictional voyage to the 'terra incognita' of Innoland the island of innovation and other mental travels that make sense of events and actions which spur innovation. Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation is written for Millennials willing to assimilate and grow dynamic, innovation-driven capabilities which lead to the creation of high-impact startups.

Novels and Tales

Novels and Tales

  • Author: Benjamin Disraeli
  • Publisher: N.A
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Novels and tales. (Hughenden ed.)

Novels and tales. (Hughenden ed.)

  • Author: Benjamin Disraeli (earl of Beaconsfield.)
  • Publisher: N.A
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Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield: Lothair

Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield: Lothair

  • Author: Benjamin Disraeli
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Venetian Views, Venetian Blinds

Venetian Views, Venetian Blinds

English Fantasies of Venice

  • Author: Manfred Pfister,Barbara Schaff
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042007574
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 255
  • View: 6584
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Half a millennium of English and American fantasies of Venice: this collection of essays by leading critics in the field explores the continued and continuing fascination of travellers, writers, artists, theatre workers and film makers with the amphibious and ambiguous city in the lagoon. There is hardly another place in Europe that has become so much of a palimpsest, inscribed with the fantasies, the dreams and nightmares of generations of foreigners, and this turns Venetian Views, Venetian Blinds into a particularly pertinent case study of the ways cultural difference within Europe is experienced, enacted and constructed. The essays range across five centuries - from the Renaissance to our postmodern present, from Shakespeare and his contemporary Coryate to recent novels, detective fiction and films - and, in contrast to previous studies focussing on the Grand Tour, they emphasise more recent developments and how they continue or disrupt traditional ways of perceiving - or being blind to! - Venice.