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The city of falling angels
Auteur :
Berendt, John 1939-....  
Éditeur :
Penguin Books  
Lieu de publication :
New York  
Date de publication :
impr.2006  
ISBN :
978-0-14-303693-7  
Langue :
anglais  
Notes :
The Venice effect. An evening in Venice. Dust & ashes. At water level. Sleepwalking. Slow burn. The rat man of Treviso. Glass warfare. Expatriates: the first family. The last canto. For a couple of bucks. Opera buffa. Beware of falling angels. The man who loved others. The inferno revisited. Open house  
Type de document :
Livre  

Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Bibliothèque Localisation Statut Condition Vol. Cote
BIB. H. GUILLEMIN Littérature américaine Niveau 1 Disponible Prêtable 81 BERE 1 C
Collation :
1 vol. (414 p.) ; carte ; 21 cm  
Provenance :
Abes (PPN136291023)  
Notes :
1 plan de Venise en 2éme de couverture  
Origine :
BaBord  
Identifiant d'origine :
1048215  

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. He introduces us to a rich cast of characters, Venetian and expatriate, in a tale full of atmosphere and surprise which reveals a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting. The fire and its aftermath serve as a leitmotif, adding elements of chaos, corruption, and crime and contributing to the ever-mounting suspense.--From publisher description

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