Watery, dark, silent, Venice has long been a site and topic for the European imagination. Venice - the place, the names, the dream - has been the scene and inspiration of many writers, particularly Byron, Ruskin, James, von Hoffmannsthal, Proust and Pound. They are the focus of Tony Tanner's exploration of Venice in literature and the starting point for further discussions of Browning and Melville, Rilke, Mann and Sartre. Defeated by Napoleon in 1797, Venice dropped out of history, languishing through two centuries as a curiously marooned spectacle. The beautiful city par excellence, the greatest and richest and most splendid republic, now declined and fallen, it lent itself to appreciation and recuperation in writing. And as mediated by Ruskin, it was to play a crucial role in the development of modern writing.
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Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR007619426