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Venice Desired

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$85.00 • £68.95 • €76.50

ISBN 9780674933125

Publication Date: 01/01/1992


384 pages

6 x 9 inches

24 illustrations

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Illustrations
  • 1. Introduction: Some Exquisite Sea-Thing
  • 2. Lord Byron: A Sea Cybele
  • 3. John Ruskin: This Sea-Dog of Towns
  • 4. Henry James: Perpetual Architecture, Perpetual Fluidity
  • 5. Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Because the People There Were Always Masked
  • 6. Marcel Proust: Threefold and Unique
  • 7. Ezra Pound: The White Forest of Marble
  • 8. Conclusion: A Shore of Farewells
  • Notes
  • Index

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