In Search of Venice

In Search of Venice

By: Antal Szerb (author), Petr Kral (author), Alexander Pushkin (author), Regis Debray (author), Anthony Briggs (author), Paul Morand (author), Henry James (author), Arthur Schnitzler (author), Skeats Skeats (designer)Paperback

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The best of Pushkin Press on Venice, the iconic city. Beautifully designed by David Pearson and Clare Skeats and exclusive to Pushkin Press, this box set contains the Venice literature must-reads: the contrasting voices of Paul Morand, Regis Debray, Henry James, Arthur Schnitzler and Petr Kral on the city which leaves no-one indifferent. Contains: Venices by Paul Morand, Loving Venice, by Petr Kral, Against Venice by Regis Debray, Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro by Henry James, Casanova's Return to Venice by Arthur Schnitzler. EXCLUSIVE TO THIS BOXSET: The first ever translation from Antal Szerb's The Third Tower, the travelogue which gave birth to Journey by Moonlight. Szerb's notes on Venice are translated by award-winning Len Rix. 'I cannot imagine a happier Christmas present for any lover, or loather, of Venice' - Jan Morris 'All lovers of Venice who also love good writing should have the Pushkin Press's In Search of Venice, a handsome boxed set of six books on the city, including Henry James's Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro, a delightful pamphlet by Antal Szerb, as well as Regis Debray's contrarian Against Venice' -John Banville, Wall Street Journal

About Author

Paul Morand (1888-1976) was born in Paris and, after studying at the Ecole des Sciences Politiques, joined the diplomatic corps, serving in London, Rome, Berne and Bucharest. In a long and busy life, he found time to write poetry, novels, short stories and travel books. Married to a Romanian Princess, he was made a member of the Academie Francaise in 1968. Regis Debray was born in 1941. He travelled widely in Latin America, and accepted a philosophy chair in Havana. He joined Che Guevara's guerrillas in Bolivia, was arrested in 1967 and spent three years in prison. Debray has written prolifically analysing the link between intellectuals, the media and the state. Henry James (1843-1916) is one of the most prominent figures of American and British Literature. A prolific novelist, essayist and literary critic, James was much concerned with questions of identity, belonging, creativity and consciousness. He is perhaps most famous for his novels The Bostonians and The Portrait of a Lady, and for his ghost story The Turn of the Screw. Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) was born in Vienna, the son of a prominent Jewish doctor, and studied medicine at the University of Vienna. In later years he devoted his time to writing and was successful as a novelist, dramatist and short story writer. Schnitzler's work shows a remarkable ability to create atmosphere and a profound understanding of human motives. Antal Szerb was born in Budapest in 1901. Best known in the West as a novelist and short story writer, he was also a prolific scholar whose interests ranged widely across the whole field of European literature. Debarred from a university post by reason of his Jewish ancestry, he taught in a commercial secondary school until increasing persecution led to his brutal death in a labour camp, in 1945. Yet the tone of his writing is almost always deceptively light, the fierce intelligence softened by a gentle tolerance, wry humour and understated irony. Pushkin Press's publications of Szerb's work include his novels Journey by Moonlight, Oliver VII and The Pendragon Legend, as well as the short story collection Love in a Bottle and the history The Queen's Necklace.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781906548605
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 880
  • ID: 9781906548605
  • ISBN10: 1906548609

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