The City of Falling Angels ePub download
by Holter Graham,John Berendt
- ISBN: 0739308815
- ISBN13: 978-0739308813
- ePub: 1614 kb | FB2: 1447 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Europe
- Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (September 27, 2005)
- Rating: 4.6/5
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Praise for The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt.
Praise for The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt. If Berendt seems unusually calm for all the expectations placed on The City of Falling Angels, it is perhaps because he has written a book better than his first: a kaleidoscopic, vibrant, deeply human portrait of Venice, Italy, and, more specifically, the people who live there-poets, arsonists, poison makers, glass blowers, questionable ex-pats, performance artists.
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John Berendt (Author), Holter Graham (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher). There are juicy scandals. bits of glamor and frivolity, and sad glimpses of a city that is falling apart in more ways than the physical. The place is a fascinating mess. Get this audiobook plus a second, free. That's Venice: an agonizingly proud and crippled city held up only by its glorious past which remains in full evidence to its many visitors. Berendt makes a textual thread of the tale of the fire at the Fenice Theatre and the legal machinations to find blame, but it's more a book of short works that would stand alone.
Just as John Berendt's first book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, was settling into its remarkable .
Just as John Berendt's first book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, was settling into its remarkable four-year run on The New York Times bestseller list, he discovered a new city whose local mysteries and traditions were more than a match for Savannah, whose hothouse eccentricities he had celebrated in the first book. The new city was Venice, and he spent much of the last decade wandering through its canals and palazzos, seeking to understand a place that any native will tell you is easy to visit but hard to know. And he took the time to answer a few of our questions about his charming new book, The City of Falling Angels
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The City of Falling Angels (2005) is a non-fiction work by John Berendt
The City of Falling Angels (2005) is a non-fiction work by John Berendt. The book tells the story of some interesting inhabitants of Venice, Italy, whom the author met while living there in the months following a fire which destroyed the historic La Fenice opera house in 1996. The book explores local reactions to the fire, from the American "Save Venice" Foundation to Venice's bureaucratic government The opera house burned again while the second renovation was ongoing.
Narrated by Holter Graham. John Berendt's inimitable brand of nonfiction brought the dark mystique of Savannah so startlingly to life for millions of people that tourism to Savannah increased by 46%. It is Berendt and only Berendt who can capture Venice-a city of masks, a city of riddles, where the narrow, meandering passageways form a giant maze, confounding all who have not grown up wandering into its depths. Books related to The City of Falling Angels.
angels - The man who loved others - The inferno revisited - Open house . Venice, a city steeped in a thousand years of history, art and architecture, teeters in precarious balance between endurance and decay. Its architectural treasures crumble-foundations shift, marble ornaments fall-even as efforts to preserve them are underway. This book opens in 1996, when a dramatic fire destroys the historic Fenice opera house, a catastrophe for Venetians. Arriving three days after the fire, Berendt becomes a kind of detective-inquiring into the nature of life in this remarkable museum-city-while gradually revealing the truth about the fire.