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The city of falling angels

著者: John Berendt
出版商: New York : Penguin Press, 2005.
版本/格式:   图书 : 英语查看所有的版本和格式
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Venice, a city steeped in a thousand years of history, art and architecture, teeters in precarious balance between endurance and decay. Its architectural treasures crumble--foundations shift, marble ornaments fall--even as efforts to preserve them are underway. This book opens in 1996, when a dramatic fire destroys the historic Fenice opera house, a catastrophe for Venetians. Arriving three days after the fire,  再读一些...
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提及的人: Ezra Pound; Ezra Pound; Olga Rudge
材料类型: 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: John Berendt
ISBN: 1594200580 9781594200588 1594200610 9781594200618
OCLC号码: 59359996
注意: Map of Venice on endpapers.
描述: 414 p. ; 25 cm.
内容: The Venice effect --
An evening in Venice --
Dust & ashes --
At water level --
Sleepwalking --
Slow burn --
The rat man of Treviso --
Glass warfare --
Expatriates: the first family --
The last canto --
For a couple of bucks --
Opera buffa --
Beware of falling angels --
The man who loved others --
The inferno revisited --
Open house.
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Venice, a city steeped in a thousand years of history, art and architecture, teeters in precarious balance between endurance and decay. Its architectural treasures crumble--foundations shift, marble ornaments fall--even as efforts to preserve them are underway. This book opens in 1996, when a dramatic fire destroys the historic Fenice opera house, a catastrophe for Venetians. Arriving three days after the fire, Berendt becomes a kind of detective--inquiring into the nature of life in this remarkable museum-city--while gradually revealing the truth about the fire. He introduces us to a rich cast of characters, Venetian and expatriate, in a tale full of atmosphere and surprise which reveals a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting. The fire and its aftermath serve as a leitmotif, adding elements of chaos, corruption, and crime and contributing to the ever-mounting suspense.--From publisher description.

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