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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.

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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Eingebettet in einen Rahmen von 130 Jahren Geschichte, behandelt die Autorin drei Generationen amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Maler, Kunstsammler und -mäzene, die sich für regelmäßige Besuche oder längere Aufenthalte in Venedig niederließen, darunter Henry James, James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Peggy Guggenheim, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway und Donna Leon. Sie untersucht Leben und Werk dieser Amerikaner im Spiegel der Venedig-Erfahrung. Dabei geht es weniger um die Zusammenstellung von Einzelbiographien als um die Untersuchung der Kreise, die die amerikanischen Expatriaten in Venedig bildeten. Im Fokus stehen dabei die sozio-kulturellen Produktionsbedingungen von Kunst und Literatur vor dem Hintergrund der Venedig-Erfahrung. Dargestellt wird, worin die Spezifität der Lagunenstadt im Vergleich zu anderen Kunst- und Kulturmetropolen Europas liegt.

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.

The Winged Lion, Or, Stories of Venice

The Winged Lion, Or, Stories of Venice

  • Author: James De Mille
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Canadian fiction
  • Page: 323
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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.

Italy past and present, by L. Mariotti

Italy past and present, by L. Mariotti

  • Author: Antonio Carlo N. Gallenga
  • 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.

All the Year Round

All the Year Round

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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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
  • View: 8262
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Select Works

Select Works

  • Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Venice Stories

Venice Stories

  • Author: Jonathan Keates
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • ISBN: 9781101908068
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 541
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A gorgeously jacketed hardcover anthology of classic stories set in Venice, by an international array of brilliant writers. The sublime city of Venice has long offered inspiration to the world's storytellers. The international selection of stories gathered in this volume features such classics as Thomas Mann's monumental Death in Venice, Daphne Du Maurier's haunting "Don't Look Now," Anthony Trollope's wartime romance "The Last Austrian Who Left Venice," Vernon Lee's spine-chilling "A Wicked Voice," and a scene from The Wings of the Dove, Henry James's tale of passion and betrayal in a Venetian palazzo. The famed Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova weighs in with escapades from his notorious Memoirs, alongside enthralling stories by Camillo Boito, Marcel Proust, Ernest Hemingway, and Jeannette Winterson. In its multi-faceted portrait of La Serenissima, Venice Stories showcases a lineup of literary classics worthy of the magnificent city they celebrate.

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
  • View: 7796
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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. (Hughenden ed.)

Novels and tales. (Hughenden ed.)

  • Author: Benjamin Disraeli (earl of Beaconsfield.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 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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Italian Popular Tales

Italian Popular Tales

  • Author: Thomas Frederick Crane
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 157607272X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 317
  • View: 1136
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An important reintroduction to this literature, this compilation of Thomas Crane's original translations of Italian folk stories includes new critical analysis. * The first English translations of Italian folktales, now available after more than a century of neglect * Critical analysis and notes by the original editor, 19th-century folklorist Thomas Crane

A Death in the Venetian Quarter

A Death in the Venetian Quarter

A Medieval Mystery

  • Author: Alan Gordon
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1466823100
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
  • View: 3307
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In 1203, the relative peace of the Byzantine Empire is imperiled when the ships of the Fourth Crusade show up outside the walls of Constantinople. Instead of traveling to the Holy Land to battle the infidels, the Crusade, having sailed out of Venice, has been subverted and is now besieging the city. The jester known as Feste, his wife Viola, and their compatriots within the city are faced with catastrophe as the peace the Fool's Guild has worked so hard to maintain is about to be shattered. With such a disaster looming, the death of one silk merchant in the Venetian Quarter of Constantinople seems insignificant. But Philoxenites, the Imperial Treasurer and one of the most power schemers at court, has taken a special interest in the case and wants Feste to investigate Venetian merchant's death. The merchant, of course, was not what he appeared to be and, if Constantinople is to have any hope of surviving the troops outside its gates, Feste must quickly uncover what forces were at work when the merchant lost his life.

Everyday Life in Fascist Venice, 1929-40

Everyday Life in Fascist Venice, 1929-40

  • Author: K. Ferris
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137265086
  • Category: History
  • Page: 257
  • View: 9320
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This book explores the day-to-day 'lived experience' of fascism in Venice during the 1930s, charting the attempts of the fascist regime to infiltrate and reshape Venetians' everyday lives and their responses to the intrusions of the fascist state.

Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789

  • Author: Merry E. Wiesner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107031060
  • Category: History
  • Page: 563
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"The title of this book, and perhaps also of the course for which you are reading it, is Early Modern Europe. The dates in the title inform you about the chronological span covered (1450-1789), but they do not explain the designation "early modern." Thatterm was developed by historians seeking to refine an intellectual model first devised during this very period, when scholars divided European history into three parts: ancient (to the end of the Roman Empire in the west in the fifth century), medieval (from the fifth century to the fifteenth), and modern (from the fifteenth century to their own time). In this model, the break between the Middle Ages and the modern era was marked by the first voyage of Columbus (1492) and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation (1517), though some scholars, especially those who focused on Italy, set the break somewhat earlier with the Italian Renaissance. This three-part periodization became extremely influential, and as the modern era grew longer and longer, historians began to divide it into "early modern" - from the Renaissance or Columbus to the French Revolution in 1789 - and what we might call "truly modern" - from the French Revolution to whenever they happened to be writing"--