. .
English
United States
Similar books
More/other books that might be very similar to this book
Search tools
Sign in
Share this book on...
Book recommendations
Latest news
Tip from find-more-books.com
Advertising
FILTER
- 0 Results
Lowest price: 21.92 €, highest price: 80.79 €, average price: 45.10 €
Venice Desired (Convergences: Inventories of the Present) - Tony Tanner
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Tony Tanner:
Venice Desired (Convergences: Inventories of the Present) - hardcover

ISBN: 0674933125

[SR: 1040477], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780674933125], Harvard University Press, Harvard University Press, Book, [PU: Harvard University Press], Harvard University Press, If there is one city that might be said to embody both reason and desire, it would surely be Venice: a thousand-year triumph of rational legislation, aesthetic and sensual self-expression, and self-creation―powerful, lovely, serene. Unique in so many ways, Venice is also unique in its relation to writing. London has Dickens, Paris has Balzac, Saint Petersburg has Dostoevsky, Dublin has Joyce, but there is simply no comparable writer for, or out of, Venice.Venice effectively disappeared from history altogether in 1797 after its defeat by Napoleon. From then on, it seemed to exist as a curiously marooned spectacle. Literally marooned―the city mysteriously growing out of the sea, the beautiful stone impossibly floating on water―but temporally marooned as well, stagnating outside history. Yet as spectacle, as the beautiful city par excellence, the city of art, the city as art and as spectacular example, as the greatest and richest republic in the history of the world, now declined and fallen, Venice became an important site for the European imagination.Watery, dark, silent, a place of sensuality and secrecy; of masks and masquerading; of an always possibly treacherous beauty; of Desdemona and Iago, Shylock, Volpone; of conspiracy and courtesans in Otway; an obvious setting for many Gothic novels―Venice is not written from the inside but variously appropriated from without. Venice―the place, the name, the dream―seems to lend itself to a whole variety of appreciations, recuperations, and and hallucinations. In decay and decline, yet saturated with secret sexuality―suggesting a heady compound of death and desire―Venice becomes for many writers what is was for Byron: both “the greenest island of my imagination” and a “sea-sodom.” It also, as this book tries to show, plays a crucial role in the development of modern writing. Tanner skillfully lays before us the many ways in which this dreamlike city has been summoned up, depicted, dramatized―then rediscovered or tran, 10207, Criticism & Theory, 10204, History & Criticism, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10225, Movements & Periods, 10159346011, Ancient & Classical, 10227, Arthurian Romance, 10229, Beat Generation, 10159350011, Feminist, 10243, Gothic & Romantic, 10175, LGBT, 10233, Medieval, 11764668011, Modern, 10236, Modernism, 10238, Postmodernism, 10240, Renaissance, 10159354011, Shakespeare, 10245, Surrealism, 489654, Victorian, 10204, History & Criticism, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 10159371011, Italian, 271602011, European, 10159358011, Regional & Cultural, 10204, History & Criticism, 17, Literature & Fiction, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

New book Amazon.com
Wisepenny
, Neuware Shipping costs:Usually ships in 1-2 business days, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Venice Desired - Tony Tanner
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Tony Tanner:
Venice Desired - hardcover

ISBN: 9780674933125

Hardback, [PU: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS], If there is one city that might be said to embody both reason and desire, it would surely be Venice: a thousand-year triumph of rational legislation, aesthetic and sensual self-expression, and self-creation--powerful, lovely, serene. Unique in so many ways, Venice is also unique in its relation to writing. London has Dickens, Paris has Balzac, Saint Petersburg has Dostoevsky, Dublin has Joyce, but there is simply no comparable writer for, or out of, Venice. Venice effectively disappeared from history altogether in 1797 after its defeat by Napoleon. From then on, it seemed to exist as a curiously marooned spectacle. Literally marooned--the city mysteriously growing out of the sea, the beautiful stone impossibly floating on water--but temporally marooned as well, stagnating outside history. Yet as spectacle, as the beautiful city par excellence, the city of art, the city as art and as spectacular example, as the greatest and richest republic in the history of the world, now declined and fallen, Venice became an important site for the European imagination. Watery, dark, silent, a place of sensuality and secrecy; of masks and masquerading; of an always possibly treacherous beauty; of Desdemona and Iago, Shylock, Volpone; of conspiracy and courtesans in Otway; an obvious setting for many Gothic novels--Venice is not written from the inside but variously appropriated from without. Venice--the place, the name, the dream--seems to lend itself to a whole variety of appreciations, recuperations, and and hallucinations. In decay and decline, yet saturated with secret sexuality--suggesting a heady compound of death and desire--Venice becomes for many writers what is was for Byron: both "the greenest island of my imagination" and a "sea-sodom." It also, as this book tries to show, plays a crucial role in the development of modern writing. Tanner skillfully lays before us the many ways in which this dreamlike city has been summoned up, depicted, dramatized--then rediscovered or transfigured in selected writings through the years., Literary Studies: General

New book Bookdepository.com
Shipping costs:Versandkostenfrei (EUR 0.00)
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Venice Desired - Tony Tanner
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Tony Tanner:
Venice Desired - hardcover

2007, ISBN: 0674933125

[SR: 2479180], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780674933125], Harvard University Press, Harvard University Press, Book, [PU: Harvard University Press], Harvard University Press, 2205888011, Custom Stores, 7187330011, Amazon Publishing, 13901671, Audiobooks, 14244971, Bargain Books, 13621591, Boxed Sets, 194725011, Canada Day Deals, 377366011, Christian Living Store, 263003011, For Dummies Store, 2354164011, Formats, 714830011, Kids & Family Store, 370821011, Qualifying Textbooks - Fall 2007, 1040638, Specialty Stores, 916520, Books, 932554, Criticism & Theory, 932552, History & Criticism, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 16170480011, Italian, 274696011, European, 16170498011, Regional & Cultural, 932552, History & Criticism, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 952688, Foreign Language Study & Reference, 952798, African, 952806, Arabic, 14233681, Books on CD, 952898, Books on Cassette, 952812, Chinese, 952818, Danish, 952704, English as a Second Language, 952822, French, 952826, German, 952832, Greek, 952838, Hebrew, 952842, Hungarian, 952690, Instruction, 952844, Italian, 952848, Japanese, 952854, Korean, 952860, Polish, 952866, Portuguese, 952872, Russian, 952876, Serbo-Croatian, 952880, Spanish, 952890, Turkish, 952892, Yiddish, 952410, Foreign Language Dictionaries & Thesauruses, 952366, Education & Reference, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 690384011, European, 690380011, World Literature, 15306451, Literature, 15306041, Humanities, 15115321, Textbooks, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

Used Book Amazon.ca
Nearfine
Gebraucht Shipping costs:Usually ships within 1 - 2 business days, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Venice Desired (Convergences: Inventories of the Present)
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Venice Desired (Convergences: Inventories of the Present) - hardcover

1992, ISBN: 9780674933125

ID: 584f0f835090545407a9e6de085aaf17

Binding:Gebundene Ausgabe,Edition:New.,Label:Convergences: Inventories of T,Publisher:Convergences: Inventories of T,NumberOfItems:1,medium:Gebundene Ausgabe,numberOfPages:384,publicationDate:1992-10-01,authors:Tony Tanner,publishers:Said, Edward W.,languages:english,ISBN:0674933125 Gebundene Ausgabe, Convergences: Inventories of T

Used Book Medimops.de
Nr. M00674933125 Shipping costs:, 3, DE. (EUR 0.00)
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Venice Desired : Writing the City - Tony Tanner
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Tony Tanner:
Venice Desired : Writing the City - hardcover

1992, ISBN: 0674933125

ID: 19972371049

[EAN: 9780674933125], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Harvard University Press], Literary Criticism|General

Used Book Abebooks.de
Strand Book Store, ABAA, New York, NY, U.S.A. [500041] [Rating: 5 (von 5)]
NOT NEW BOOK Shipping costs: EUR 16.65
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.

Details of the book
Venice Desired
Author:

Tanner, Tony

Title:

Venice Desired

ISBN:

If there is one city that might be said to embody both reason and desire, it would surely be Venice: a thousand-year triumph of rational legislation, aesthetic and sensual self-expression, and self-creation―powerful, lovely, serene. Unique in so many ways, Venice is also unique in its relation to writing. London has Dickens, Paris has Balzac, Saint Petersburg has Dostoevsky, Dublin has Joyce, but there is simply no comparable writer for, or out of, Venice.

Venice effectively disappeared from history altogether in 1797 after its defeat by Napoleon. From then on, it seemed to exist as a curiously marooned spectacle. Literally marooned―the city mysteriously growing out of the sea, the beautiful stone impossibly floating on water―but temporally marooned as well, stagnating outside history. Yet as spectacle, as the beautiful city par excellence, the city of art, the city as art and as spectacular example, as the greatest and richest republic in the history of the world, now declined and fallen, Venice became an important site for the European imagination.

Watery, dark, silent, a place of sensuality and secrecy; of masks and masquerading; of an always possibly treacherous beauty; of Desdemona and Iago, Shylock, Volpone; of conspiracy and courtesans in Otway; an obvious setting for many Gothic novels―Venice is not written from the inside but variously appropriated from without. Venice―the place, the name, the dream―seems to lend itself to a whole variety of appreciations, recuperations, and and hallucinations. In decay and decline, yet saturated with secret sexuality―suggesting a heady compound of death and desire―Venice becomes for many writers what is was for Byron: both “the greenest island of my imagination” and a “sea-sodom.” It also, as this book tries to show, plays a crucial role in the development of modern writing. Tanner skillfully lays before us the many ways in which this dreamlike city has been summoned up, depicted, dramatized―then rediscovered or tran

Details of the book - Venice Desired


EAN (ISBN-13): 9780674933125
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0674933125
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1992
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
384 Pages
Weight: 0,719 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

Book in our database since 29.03.2007 19:22:54
Book found last time on 25.03.2017 15:44:06
ISBN/EAN: 0674933125

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-674-93312-5, 978-0-674-93312-5


< to archive...
Related books