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by Shaun Whiteside,Tiziano Scarpa

  • Author: Shaun Whiteside,Tiziano Scarpa
  • ISBN: 1852429534
  • ISBN13: 978-1852429539
  • ePub: 1804 kb | FB2: 1119 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail (January 25, 2008)
  • Pages: 144
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 602
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Venice Is a Fish: A Cultural Guide ePub download

Tiziano Scarpa could not have a more Venetian name. One thinks of Tiziano Vecellio – Titian, Venice's most renowned Renaissance painter. And of Carlo Scarpa, the innovative 20th-century Venetian architect

Tiziano Scarpa could not have a more Venetian name. And of Carlo Scarpa, the innovative 20th-century Venetian architect. That this Scarpa is a writer of great imagination and wit is known to anyone interested in contemporary Italian writing, and with this translation of his idiosyncratic. Tiziano Scarpa could not have a more Venetian name. And of Carlo Scarpa, the innovative 20th-century Venetian architect

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Tiziano Scarpa was born in Venice in 1963. He is a poet, novelist, playwright and essayist. He has written a number of acclaimed novels including Eyes On the Broiler and Western Kamikaze

Tiziano Scarpa was born in Venice in 1963. He has written a number of acclaimed novels including Eyes On the Broiler and Western Kamikaze. His radio play Pop Corn, received international critical acclaim and was aired by the BBC and other European radio stations.

by Tiziano Scarpa & translated by Shaun Whiteside. Definitely not your father’s travel guide: A native Venetian offers some playful aperçus about La Serenissima

by Tiziano Scarpa & translated by Shaun Whiteside. Definitely not your father’s travel guide: A native Venetian offers some playful aperçus about La Serenissima.

Tiziano Scarpa's "Venice Is a Fish: A Sensual Guide" provides a unique, almost magical, means of exploring the canals and alleyways of Venice. Be warned, this is not another guidebook that will lead. Leggi recensione completa. VENICE IS A FISH: A Sensual Guide. Recensione dell'utente - Kirkus. Definitely not your father's travel guide: A native Venetian offers some playful aperçus about La Serenissima Leggi recensione completa.

Tiziano Scarpa wanders through the city, recounting the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. So ignore the street signs – why fight the labyrinth? Venice, the fish, is ready to swallow you whole. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

But lucky us that Tiziano Scarpa has written Venice is a Fish-a sensual guide that describes what the city looks . Is there any city more written about than Venice? The city is encrusted with imagination writes Tiziano Scarpa.

But lucky us that Tiziano Scarpa has written Venice is a Fish-a sensual guide that describes what the city looks like, sounds, like, feels lik. .Its face, its arms, its smells! Oh, those marble shores, and the unmistakable sound of the SWOOSH of the pigeons in the piazza, the putting of the vaporetti, the church bell. There isn’t another place in the world that could bear all that visionary tonnage on its shoulders. Venice, he says, will sink under the weight of all the visions, fantasies, stories, characters and daydreams it has inspired. He regularly speaks at creative writing conferences and writes as a journalist for national newspapers. In 1997 he won the 49th Italia Prize for his writing. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Definitely not your father's travel guide: A native Venetian offers some playful aperçus about La Serenissima Читать весь отзыв. Books related to Venice is a Fish: A Cultural Guide. So ignore the street signs - why fight the labyrinth? Venice, the fish, is ready to swallow you whole.

One of Italy’s brightest literary lights reinvents travel writing with a seductive, intoxicating celebration of the magical saltwater city “Venice is a fish,” writes Tiziano Scarpa. “It’s like a vast sole stretched out against the deep. How did this marvelous beast make its way up the Adriatic and fetch up here, of all places?” Paying homage to his native city in a lyrical and evocative style, he guides readers down tiny alleys, over bridges, and through squares, daring us to lose ourselves, forget the guidebooks, and experience Venice as Venetians do. Venice Is a Fish provides no hotel ratings or museum hours. Instead, in a delightful initiation, Scarpa tells us how to balance while standing on a gondola; where lovers will find the best secret hiding places; the finer points of etiquette and navigation during an agua alta; and how best to defend ourselves from the pitiless beauty of one of the world’s most stimulating cities. Open Venice Is a Fish, and Scarpa’s magnificent images, secret history, and hidden lore unfold like a treasure map of the senses.
GODMAX
I was there four years ago...this brought back a lot of memories. I do wish I had read it first. I think it would have added another layer of pleasure to the visit. If you're going, or if you've been, I think you will enjoy this collection.
Reddefender
Having been to Venice a few times over the past 40 years, I am familiar with the City and did NOT need a typical guide book. Mr. Scarpa gave travel tips, BUT they were woven into a beautifully-written love story of Venice!
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
Fun Book!
elegant stranger
Funny book from a native Venetian perspective.
Helo
It really is more a free style love poem to one ofmy favorite cities .. you can smell her feel her hear her .. read before you go and after you return
Rgia
These essays are delightfully written by Venice's favorite and famous Poet. The use of language is beautifully sensual, full of imagery.
SmEsH
astonishingly sharp, evocative, emotional, spiritual and optimistic. Really the cleanest most focused prose I have read in a long long time.
It is so beautifully written and extremely descriptive. I can't wait to get to see the real Venice for myself now.
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