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Cees Nooteboom

Venice: The Lion, the City and the Water

€25,00

By the author of Roads to Santiago and Roads to BerlinWith this treasury of his time spent in Venice over a period of fifty-five years, Nooteboom makes himself the indispensable companion for all lovers of "the sailing, amphibious city", and for every new visitor. Because he is a master storyteller with an inexhaustible curiosity, and always with a suitcase of books (to which new discoveries are added), he brings vividly and poetically to life not only the tumultuous history of the Republic but along the way its doges, its villains, its heroes, its magnificent painters, its architects, its scholars, its skies, its canals and piazzas and alleyways, and on his expeditions its "bronze voices of time". Those who know and love this city and its literature will recognise Nooteboom - in Laura Watkinson's fine translation - as the dazzling heir and companion to Montaigne, Thomas Mann, Rilke, Ruskin, Proust, Brodsky, and Donna Leon.

His homage to Venice is a generous introduction, learned and enchanting, and worthy of its magnificent subject.

Format: Hardcover
Published: in 2020
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Pages: 240
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781529402551
ISBN 10: 1529402557

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Venice: The Lion, the City and the Water

€25,00