Tropic of Venice

Tropic of Venice

by Margaret Doody
     
 

In this journey through the work of artists and the writings of travelers who have been both smitten and repelled by the influence of Venice, Margaret Doody explores ways in which this is a city profoundly unlike any other on earth—and one that simultaneously unsettles and reveals many of our most deeply rooted cultural values.

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Overview

In this journey through the work of artists and the writings of travelers who have been both smitten and repelled by the influence of Venice, Margaret Doody explores ways in which this is a city profoundly unlike any other on earth—and one that simultaneously unsettles and reveals many of our most deeply rooted cultural values.

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"A brilliant survey of the city."—John Julius Norwich, Condé Nast Traveler

"A challenging and information-packed guide to the city. Some lovers of La Serenissima may often find themselves at odds with the author, but she is always a provocative companion."—Times Literary Supplement

"A wonderful mine of information for anyone with an interest in Venice . . . . Highly recommended."—Library Journal

"To present the ever-beguiling Venice anew calls for knowledge, perception, and imaginative interpretation: John Ruskin, Henry James, James, Morris, and John Julius Norwich provide stiff competition. But Margaret Doody, an admired and gifted critic, traveler, and novelist, possesses all needed strengths and has written a splendid book. . . . A book to savor."—ForeWord

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812239843
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/29/2006
Series:
Personal Takes Series
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

Critic, novelist, and traveler Margaret Doody is author of The True Story of the Novel and of the Oxford novel The Alchemists as well as of the internationally acclaimed series of mystery novels that began with Aristotle Detective. She is John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature at the University of Notre Dame.

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