My Venice Harold Brodkey first visited Venice in and his love of the city its churches and vaporetti its capacity to bewilder and seduce brought him back time and again to the shores of the Adriatic in s

  • Title: My Venice
  • Author: Harold Brodkey
  • ISBN: 9780805048339
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Harold Brodkey first visited Venice in 1960, and his love of the city its churches and vaporetti, its capacity to bewilder and seduce brought him back time and again to the shores of the Adriatic in search of fresh inspiration Brodkey s Venice is a city marked by powerful contrasts solemn, fatalistic religiosity alongside exuberant mercantile optimism pride beside hHarold Brodkey first visited Venice in 1960, and his love of the city its churches and vaporetti, its capacity to bewilder and seduce brought him back time and again to the shores of the Adriatic in search of fresh inspiration Brodkey s Venice is a city marked by powerful contrasts solemn, fatalistic religiosity alongside exuberant mercantile optimism pride beside humility the sacred next to the profane Illustrated with photographs by the renowned Italian photographer Giuseppe Bruno, My Venice combines passages from several of Brodkey s greatest works with previously unpublished notes and essays.

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    1. "Time has no geometry of middles." What does that mean? No idea, but it is of a piece with the rest of this book. It's sort of Brodkey does Venice, a compilation of bits he wrote about Venice, a lot of which read like that quote. Still, when you are desperate to succeed at your challenge, and you have just a few hours before the year is up, you could do worse than to grab this slim volume. Thank you, Harold, for being there when I needed you

    2. 'History is a scandal, as are life and death.'Venice, Italy has been a city of mystery, of hidden secrets, of scandals, and of the flowering of art, a city that has intrigued many philosophers and historians as that unique kingdom that floats on the sea, a city that has escaped the invasion of the the clutter of the world such as the automobile and industrial advances. Venice has produced some of the greatest artists of the world: in music (Gabrieli, Vivaldi, et al), painters (Bellini, Giorgione [...]

    3. It's best not to go into this book expecting writing like Brodkey's short stories. Not much narrative here (except for one chapter) as these are mostly notes, thoughts, and rough drafts. Thus, Brodkey focuses on the ambiance of Venice. His language surrounds you in a misty haze that if you sit in for a while slowly dissipates into a very personal and significant idea.

    4. The almost picturesque description of Venice at the beginning alone makes this book worth reading.The book makes curious on Venice, the author, age, your own perception I'll definitely read more of Harold Brodkey!

    5. Unpublished notes and passages about Venice. Felt a little disjointed to me. I was expecting to be swept into the spell of the canals and vaporetto but I just got a glimpse from the plane.

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