Venice, An Interior
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Venice, An Interior

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An essential companion for every traveller to Venice, this is the hidden city revealed in a gorgeous non-fiction account by one of Europe's greatest living writers, Javier MariasCentury after century, the essence of Venice is unchanging. It is a place of contradictions, equal parts glamour and chaos. As a young man, Javier Marias made the city his home; since then he has left and returned many times, drawn back to its labyrinth of blind alleys, its pearly green canals, its imagined spaces.His love affair with the city has lasted over thirty years - he has traced every inch of its endless interior, has lived among the Venetians and lived apart from them. In Venice, An Interior, Marias sets out to uncover the heart of this strange and enchanting place.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 111 x 198 x 4mm | 58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241248876
  • 9780241248874
  • 89,229

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Publisher's description. A spell-binding literary journey through the ancient and timeless maze of Venice. With characteristic thoughtfulness and elegance, Marias captures this city of contradictions, where glamour and squalor are layered one atop the other, and the truly native Venetians are a rare and elusive tribe. * Penguin *show more

About Javier Marias

Javier Marias is the author of sixteen works in Spanish, which have been translated into forty-two languages including English. His translated English works are All Souls, A Heart So White, Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, When I Was Mortal, Dark Back of Time, The Man of Feeling, Voyage Along the Horizon, Written Lives, the Your Face Tomorrow trilogy (Fever and Spear, Dance and Dream and Poison, Shadow and Farewell), Bad Nature, While the Women Are Sleeping, The Infatuations, Thus Bad Begins and, Venice, An Interior. Javier Marias has received numerous literary prizes including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Formentor. He lives and works as a translator and columnist in Madrid.show more

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Publisher's description. A spell-binding literary journey through the ancient and timeless maze of Venice. With characteristic thoughtfulness and elegance, Marías captures this city of contradictions, where glamour and squalor are layered one atop the other, and the truly native Venetians are a rare and elusive tribe. Penguinshow more

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