John Julius Norwich (Hrsg.)

Venice. A Traveller's Reader

An indispensable literary companion that vivdly evokes the life of Venice


Heny James wrote of Venice that "you desire to embrace it, to caress it, to possess it", whereas Mark Twain found St Mark's "so ugly ... propped on its long row of thick-legged columns, its back knobbed with domes, it seems like a vast, warty bug taking a meditative walk."

Reactions to Venice through the ages have been astonishingly different. John Julius Norwich has put together a dazzling anthology, drawing on the writings of Byron, Goethe, Wagner, Casanova, Jan Morris, Robert Browning and Horace Walpole, among many others.

The pieces range from the sixth century, when the early lagoon-dwellers lived "like sea-birds in huts, built on heaps of osiers' to the exquisite city of eighteenth-century revellers and nineteenth-century art lovers. The city is shown in many different guises, as seen both by its citizens and visitors.

Über die Autorin / über den Autor:

John Julius Norwich has known and loved Venice since he first visited it with his parents at the age of 16. He is the author of A History of Venice, a work first published in two volumes but now available in one, which has become the standard history of the Venetian Republic; and he has been Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund since its inception in 1970. He lectures regularly in Britain, Canada and the USA on the art and architecture of Venice and the problems of its preservation. Lord Norwich has made two TV films on the protection of Venice, and a five-part TV series, with Professor H. C. Robbins Landon, on the history of music in Venice over the past 500 years. In recognition of his services to Venice he has been made Commendatore of the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

Preis: CHF 21.50
Sprache: Englisch
Art: Taschenbuch
Erschienen: 2002 (1990)
Verlag: Robinson
ISBN: 978-1-4721-4030-2
Masse: 399 S.