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by Donna Leon

eBook Venetian Curiosities epub
  • ISBN: 0802120318
  • Author: Donna Leon
  • Genre: Photography
  • Subcategory: Music
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press; Har/Com edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • ePUB size: 1754 kb
  • FB2 size 1993 kb
  • Formats azw mbr doc rtf


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation are the storehouse of a city’s mores.

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Praise for Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti Mysteries. In this stunning novel, the fourteenth to feature the dogged, intuitive Venetian police detective Guido Brunetti, Leon combines an engrossing, complex plot with an indictment of the corruption endemic to Italian society. They balance this dark, cynical tale of widespread secrecy, violence and corruption.

Venetian Curiosities book. In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down. In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice’s most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church; the city employs p In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation are the storehouse of a city’s mores, emblems of its.

Donna Leon was born to Catholic parents, who had strong leanings to the . Venetian Curiosities (First e. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. Book and audio recording.

Donna Leon was born to Catholic parents, who had strong leanings to the Democratic party. Her paternal grandparents were Spanish and her maternal grandparents were Irish and German. Worldcat summary: "Novelist Donna Leon recounts some legendary tales of Venice, offering insight into Venetian customs of the past and present. Includes music CD of seven concertos by Antonio Vivaldi performed by Il Complesso Barocco and conducted by Riccardo Minasi.

In 'Venetian Curiosities', acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church; the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality; innocent.

In 'Venetian Curiosities', acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church; the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality; innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death; a gambler bets the family palazzo. In an introduction and seven essays, Leon offers enchanting details and astute insights into Venetian customs of the past and present.

In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation record more than just love or murder. They are the storehouse of a city's mores, emblems of its identity. In "Venetian Curiosities", acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church, the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality, innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death, a gambler bets the family palazzo.

In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in. .Venetian Curiosities is beautifully illustrated and, like Handel's Bestiary, it comes with a CD.

In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church, the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality, innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death, a gambler bets the family palazzo.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Venetian Curiosities. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Donna Leon has won many awards for her books including the Suntory Mystery Fiction Grand Prize for her first novel Death at La Fenice, the Golden Book Award from the Austrian Booksellers Association, the International Deutscher Krimi Preis, 3rd place, for Dressed for Death, the CWA Silver Dagger Award for Friends in High Places, the Chorine – International Book Prize for Willful Behaviour

Venetian Curiosities. The Golden Egg. Donna Leon. Atlantic Monthly Press.

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In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation are the storehouse of a city’s mores, emblems of its identity. In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice’s most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church; the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality; innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death; a gambler bets the family palazzo. In an introduction and seven essays, Leon offers enchanting details and astute insights into Venetian customs of the past and present.Venetian Curiosities is beautifully illustrated, and like Handel’s Bestiary, it comes with an accompanying CD. Here the music is by Antonio Vivaldi, with tracks for each section of the book, expertly recorded by Il Complesso Barocco. With the splendid music, the delightful images, and the perceptive, amusing words of Donna Leon, Venetian Curiosities is a harmonious exploration of one of the world’s most beloved cities.
Comments: (7)
Bedy
A lover of Venice, I bought Donna Leon's "Venetian Curiosities" eagerly, and, because I don't usually look for a book's dimensions before I purchase it, I did not appreciate the fact that this 69 + 10 page [not 96, as advertised] volume is more of a Vivaldi CD than a proper book.

That being said, I must note that the illustrations of the characteristic paintings of Pietro Longhi and Canaletto are lovely, and Ms Leon's vignettes of contemporary seventeenth- and eighteenth-century life, manners, and morals in La Serenissima are intriguing--as far as they go. One merely wonders why she did not elaborate on the stories, which, as they are, serve as mere program notes to a pleasant CD of eight Vivaldi concerti. And as program notes, they are less than satisfying, since they say nothing about Vivaldi's music.

I suppose in this economy, one is lucky to have such lovely illustrations so beautifully reproduced, no matter how minuscule, but the book, with its meagre historical snippets, left me feeling a bit underfed, as it were. Like a Venetian version of Oliver Twist, I wanted--and expected--MORE!
Uscavel
I've been puzzling over how to write this review because, while this beautiful little 6"x 6" book/CD combo is, unquestionably, a clever, colorful and gorgeously produced mini marriage of Venetian art, music and folklore...I'm not quite sure who its intended audience is.

Its three parts comprise seven legendary stories Venetians love to tell, retell and embellish, accompanied by full-page, full-color reproductions of paintings or details from paintings of Venice and Venetians by Canaletto and Longhi and, enclosed inside its back cover, a CD with seven Vivaldi concertos, performed by the award winning ensemble Il Complesso Barocco. Listening to the 67-minute CD will probably take longer than reading the seven stories and viewing the accompanying art.

I can see this on the guest room night stands of Yank and Brit expats living in Venice. I can see it as an atmosphere enhancer for someone unwinding at day's end by listening to some Vivaldi or perhaps as a going away gift for a Venice-bound friend, but that's about as far as my imagination takes me. Maybe you can do better. So let me tell you a bit more:

Donna Leon, the American-born creator of the hugely popular Commissario Brunetti detective stories, has delved into her adopted city's Archivo to get to the truth of seven legendary tales Venetians love to tell. She begins with one about an angry Carnavale elephant who stomped off and barricaded himself inside a church. Then some wild tales associated with her adopted city's longtime obsession with gambling. And how Venice's beauteous 16th century prostitutes became its major tourist attraction. And how Venetians' love of luxury would lead to excesses like the well-to-do family who threw their golden plates out the window and into the canal after dinner every night. Then there's the one about the sausage maker acclaimed for his squazzetto, until the night a customer found part of a child's finger in his serving, leading denizens of the neighborhood to wonder if that just might explain its many missing children. And the one about the young baker who, on a cold March morning in 1507, was wrongly accused of theft and hanged, and who's honored to this day with an ever-burning oil lamp somewhere in the basilica, though no one seems to know just where.

The Vivaldi, beautifully played by Il Complesso Barocco, comprises seven concertos for various instruments--two for violin and one each for cello, oboe and bassoon, bassoon, strings, and oboe. This is the same ensemble that performed the Handel arias included with Leon's 2011 book "Handel's Bestiary."
Cordann
Meaningful look at Venice.
Llathidan
A look into some of the curiousities of a Venice. Danna Leon, an American, long a resident of Venice, loves the quirky and wonderful nature of the lore and legends of Venice. She is a good writer and has a realistic but loving attitude about Venice and its historical cahracters.
Fearlesshunter
Just a small book with pictures of Venice. I thought I was getting something more.
I still can't figure out the purpose of this book. Leone should stick to her wonderful fiction
Rko
Charming book,complete with music. If you are a Donna Leon fan you will enjoy this book. Quick reads for nighttime relaxation.
Risky Strong Dromedary
What a wonderful new concept .. adding music to a fabulous book of interesting facts which are beautifully illustrated..Great..!! Donna Leon never disappoints.
I found out some things I either did not know, or had forgotten, about Venice's past. Read in one sitting, I was either chuckling, laughing or becoming learned.
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