Venice for Lovers (Paperback)

Author: Begley, Louis

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Venice for Lovers is a memorable collaboration by two fine stylists who have fashioned their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay. Every year for all the thirty they have been married, Begley and Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In her contribution to the book, Muhlstein charmingly describes how she and her husband dine at the same restaurant every night for years on end, and how becoming friends with restaurateurs has been an unsurpassed means of getting to know the city and its inhabitants, far from the tourists in San Marco Square. In his short novella, Begley writes a story of falling in love with?and in?Venice. His twenty-year-old protagonist, enamored with an older, far worldlier woman of twenty-seven, is lured by her to the City of Water, only to be unceremoniously dumped and left to fend for himself after a brief rendezvous. But he discovers a lasting love for Venice itself?not an uncommon romance, as Begley?s brilliant literary essay on the city?s place within world literature demonstrates: Henry James, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Mann were all illustrious predecessors.

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Publisher Grove Pr
Mfg Part# 9780802144355
SKU 211294846
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0802144357
Release Date 11/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0216
Publisher Grove Press
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