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My Venice and other essays.

Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Altalntic Monthly, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series presents more than fifty essays about her life in Venice that also explore her family history, her former life in New Jersey, and the idea of the Italian man.
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Named Person: Donna Leon; Donna Leon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Leon
ISBN: 9780802120366 0802120369
OCLC Number: 881194659
Description: 240 pages
Contents: On Venice. My Venice ; On the beating heart of the city ; Garbage ; The casinò ; Gypsies ; Italian bureaucracy ; Diplomatic incident ; Non mangiare, ti fa male ; Miss Venice Hilton ; New neighbors ; The house from hell ; Shit ; Neighbor ; Tourists ; Da Giorgio ; On poor people --
On music. A bad hair night at the opera ; On beauty and freedom in the opera ; Confessions of an American Handel junkie ; Da capo (Callas) ; Anne Sofie von Otter ; Deformazione professionale --
On mankind and animals. Mice ; Hunters ; Gladys ; Cesare ; Badgers ; The woman from Dübendorf (Gastone) ; Tell me you forgive me, Professor Grzimek ; Moles ; Battle report ; Blitz ; My first time eating sheep's eyeball --
On men. Bosoms ; The Italian man ; Instincts ; Oh beautiful little foot ; It's a dick thing ; A trivial erotic game = okay, so I'm a Puritan ; I want a few good men ; The developer ; Saudi Arabia ; The New York man --
On America. My family ; Tomato empire ; My mother's funeral ; Fatties ; We'd all be hamburger, Ma'am ; On sprüngli and CNN ; The United States of Paranoia --
On books. E-mail monsters ; With Barbara Vine ; No tears for Lady Di ; Suggestions on writing the crime novel ; On dinner with an American physician.

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The author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series presents more than fifty essays about her life in Venice that also explore her family history, her former life in New Jersey, and the idea of the Italian man.

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"Leon . . . takes both loving and jaundiced looks at Italy and the United States, music, men and many other subjects in My Venice."--New York Times Book Review "Entertaining [and] unapologetically Read more...

 
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