My Venice

☆ My Venice ✓ Harold Brodkey - My Venice, 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: 342
  • Format: Hardcover

☆ My Venice ✓ Harold Brodkey, My Venice, Harold Brodkey, 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 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 v ☆ My Venice ✓ Harold Brodkey - My Venice, 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
  • ☆ My Venice ✓ Harold Brodkey
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My Venice

About Author

  1. Harold Brodkey was born into a Mid Western Jewish family, moving to New York and coming to prominence as a writer in the early 1950s During the following four decades, he established himself as a modern master of short fiction He contracted the AIDS virus and died in 1996 Some of his books were published posthumously.

One thought on “My Venice

  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, Titi [...]


  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 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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