Paperback thin small trade, very good condition, tiny scuff top spine, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 135 pp. The author visited Venice for over two decades, usually in winter, and from his experiences created a mosaic of prose pieces. This autobiography is part confessional, part meditation on water and stone, past and present, and captures the elusive spirit of Venice.
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Publishers Weekly, 1992-04-20 As much a brooding self-portrait as a lyric description of Venice, poet Brodsky's quirky, impressionistic essay describes his 17-year romance with a city of dreamlike beauty that banishes nightmares. Praising Venice and its architecture as a triumph of the visual, the Nobel laureate uses his visits there as a touchstone to meditate on life's unpredictability, the appetite for beauty, death, myth and modern art ``whose poverty alone makes it prophetic.'' Waxing confessional, he declares, ``I am not a moral man. . . . I am but a nervous man . . . but I am observant'' and offers autobiographical asides about his youthful lust for an Italian communist scholar and a 1977 meeting in Venice with Susan Sontag. In his wayward forays amid canals, streets and cathedrals barnacled with saints, the eternal Venice shimmers through the fog, battered yet resplendent. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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