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The City of Falling Angels

The City of Falling Angels

  • Author: John Berendt
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444718215
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 384
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Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic city, scandal, corruption and venality are rampant, and John Berendt is a master at seeking them out. Ezra Pound and his mistress, Olga; poet Mario Stefani; the Rat Man of Treviso; or Mario Moro - self-styled carabiniere, fireman, soldier or airman, depending on the day of the week. With his background in journalism, Berendt is perfectly poised to gain access to private and unapproachable people, and persuade them to talk frankly to him. The result is mischievous, witty, compelling - and destined to be the non-fiction succes d'estime of the year.

City of Fallen Angels

City of Fallen Angels

  • Author: Cassandra Clare
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481455990
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 480
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As mysterious murders threaten the new peace between Shadowhunters and Downworlders, only Simon, the Daylighter vampire, can help bring both groups together.

Navigating the Shadow World

Navigating the Shadow World

The Unofficial Guide to Cassandra Clare's the Mortal Instruments

  • Author: Liv Spencer
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 177090445X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 240
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An exploration as well as a literary celebration of the fascinating young adult fantasy series, this companion guide takes readers deep into the rich universe of Cassandra ClareOCOs "New York Times"OCobestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles franchise. With intelligent yet accessible dissections of each volume of both the Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices series, Liv Spencer delivers the next best thing to a ShadowhunterOCOs codex with commentary on the books as well as their references to folklore, legends, and literature. The guide also recounts Cassandra ClareOCOs publishing story, from journalist and fan fiction writer to bestselling author; explores the cast and crew who brought the first book to life in the film "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," premiering in August 2013; and delves into the franchiseOCOs fans, a passionate community that is anything but mundane. From the Clave to Chairman Meow and demon pox to dastardly ducks, "Navigating the Shadow World" is both an insightful introduction to the world of Cassandra Clare and a satisfying companion book for fans."

The City of God

The City of God

  • Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Apologetics
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Killing the Moonlight

Killing the Moonlight

Modernism in Venice

  • Author: Jennifer Scappettone
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231537743
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 472
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As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian Republic, fantasies about the sinking city have engendered an elaborate series of romantic clichés, provoking conflicting responses: some modern artists and intellectuals embrace the resistance to modernity manifest in Venice's labyrinthine premodern form and temporality, whereas others aspire to modernize by "killing the moonlight" of Venice, in the Futurists' notorious phrase. Spanning the history of literature, art, and architecture—from John Ruskin, Henry James, and Ezra Pound to Manfredo Tafuri, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, and Robert Coover—Killing the Moonlight tracks the pressures that modernity has placed on the legacy of romantic Venice, and the distinctive strains of aesthetic invention that resulted from the clash. In Venetian incarnations of modernism, the anachronistic urban fabric and vestigial sentiment that both the nation-state of Italy and the historical avant-garde would cast off become incompletely assimilated parts of the new. Killing the Moonlight brings Venice into the geography of modernity as a living city rather than a metaphor for death, and presents the archipelago as a crucible for those seeking to define and transgress the conceptual limits of modernism. In strategic detours from the capitals of modernity, the book redrafts the confines of modernist culture in both geographical and historical terms.

To Show and to Tell

To Show and to Tell

The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

  • Author: Phillip Lopate
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451696337
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction. A phenomenal master class shaped by Lopate’s informative, accessible tone and immense gift for storytelling, To Show and To Tell reads like a long walk with a favorite professor—refreshing, insightful, and encouraging in often unexpected ways.

On the Trail of Europa

On the Trail of Europa

Travels through Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey

  • Author: Donald N. Yates
  • Publisher: Panther's Lodge Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 128
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Journal by Donald N. Yates of travels through Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey in the summer of 2011, with photographs of Rome, Venice, Verona, Ephesus and other sites. The author comments on the emerging society of the European Union and takes notes on ancient ruins of the Mater Magna or Great Goddess cult. The author and his wife spend time with an Italian friend at her remote farmhouse in Soave wine country and take a cruise from Venice to Greece and Turkey with ports of call in Dbrovnik and Bari.

Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series (4 books)

Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series (4 books)

City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; City of Fallen Angels

  • Author: Cassandra Clare
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442440430
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 1952
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Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013. The first four books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, available in an eBook collection. Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this eBook boxed set that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, and City of Fallen Angels. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print, and this eBook collection of the first four volumes makes a great gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.

Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instruments Series (5 books)

Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instruments Series (5 books)

City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls

  • Author: Cassandra Clare
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442481013
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 2496
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Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, now a major motion picture and TV series! The first five books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, now available in a collectible ebook collection. Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this collection that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and City of Lost Souls. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print, and this ebook collection is a perfect gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.