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In Search of Venice free pdf The best of Pushkin Press on Venice, the iconic city. Beautifully designed by David Pearson and Clare Skeats and exclusive to Pushkin Press, this box set contains the Venice literature must-reads: the contrasting voices of Paul Morand, Regis Debray, Henry James, Arthur Schnitzler and Petr Kral on the city which leaves no-one indifferent. Contains: Venices by Paul Morand, Loving Venice, by Petr Kral, Against Venice by Regis Debray, Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro by Henry James, Casanova's Return to Venice by Arthur Schnitzler. EXCLUSIVE TO THIS BOXSET: The first ever translation from Antal Szerb's The Third Tower, the travelogue which gave birth to Journey by Moonlight. Szerb's notes on Venice are translated by award-winning Len Rix. 'I cannot imagine a happier Christmas present for any lover, or loather, of Venice' - Jan Morris 'All lovers of Venice who also love good writing should have the Pushkin Press's In Search of Venice, a handsome boxed set of six books on the city, including Henry James's Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro, a delightful pamphlet by Antal Szerb, as well as Regis Debray's contrarian Against Venice' -John Banville, Wall Street Journal

About Paul Morand

Paul Morand (1888-1976) was born in Paris and, after studying at the Ecole des Sciences Politiques, joined the diplomatic corps, serving in London, Rome, Berne and Bucharest. In a long and busy life, he found time to write poetry, novels, short stories and travel books. Married to a Romanian Princess, he was made a member of the Academie Francaise in 1968. Regis Debray was born in 1941. He travelled widely in Latin America, and accepted a philosophy chair in Havana. He joined Che Guevara's guerrillas in Bolivia, was arrested in 1967 and spent three years in prison. Debray has written prolifically analysing the link between intellectuals, the media and the state. Petr Kral, born in Czechoslovakia in 1941, was a member of the Czech surrealist movement alongside Vratislav Effenberger and the poet Vitezslav Nezval. He moved to Paris in 1968, where he has a considerable reputation as a poet and essayist. He now lives in Prague. Henry James (1843-1916) is one of the most prominent figures of American and British Literature. A prolific novelist, essayist and literary critic, James was much concerned with questions of identity, belonging, creativity and consciousness. He is perhaps most famous for his novels The Bostonians and The Portrait of a Lady, and for his ghost story The Turn of the Screw. Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) was born in Vienna, the son of a prominent Jewish doctor, and studied medicine at the University of Vienna. In later years he devoted his time to writing and was successful as a novelist, dramatist and short story writer. Schnitzler's work shows a remarkable ability to create atmosphere and a profound understanding of human motives. Antal Szerb was born in Budapest in 1901. Though of Jewish descent, he was baptised at an early age and remained a lifelong Catholic. He rapidly established himself as a formidable scholar, through studies of Ibsen and Blake and histories of English, Hungarian and world literature. He was a prolific essayist and reviewer, ranging across all the major European languages. Debarred by successive Jewish laws from working in a university, he was subjected to increasing persecution, and finally murdered in a forced labour camp in 1945. Pushkin Press publishes his novels The Pendragon Legend, Oliver VII and his masterpiece Journey by Moonlight, as well as the historical study The Queen's Necklace and Love in a Bottle and Other Stories.

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Author : Paul Morand
Publisher : Pushkin Press
Data Published : 22 November 2012
ISBN : 1906548609
EAN : 9781906548605
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 880 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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