A pleasurable melancholy grows upon the traveller who wanders among the churches or glides along on the canals of Venice . Although misfortune has overcast the city with a pall of sadness , it still preserves the indefinable grace of ...
Incidentally, the Venice ofwhich d'Annunzio wrote with such veneration in The Flame ofLife played an important role in the relations between the Nabokovs, father and son. Their life was forever linked to St. Petersburg, the “northern ...
Author: Gavriel Shapiro
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"In The Tender Friendship and the Charm of Perfect Accord, Gavriel Shapiro contends that Vladimir Nabokov's worldview and verbal artistry cannot be fully understood without first understanding the relationship between the writer and his father, Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, the distinguished jurist and prominent statesman at the turn of the 20th century, who at the same time was a great connoisseur of literature, painting, theater, and music; a passionate lepidopterist; an enthusiastic chess player; and an avid athlete. Although Nabokov experts have long noted the importance of this relationship, this is the very first book-length study on this crucial subject. In this book, Shapiro explores the unique nature of their bond, which Nabokov characterized asthat of the "tender friendship" marked by the "charm of our perfect accord," particularly exceptional when compared to numerous father-and-son relationships in Russian and Western European literature of the 19th and 20th centuries"--
Identifying the charm of Venice with ghosts emerging from the tombs of Italy's obscure history, with a passing mention of pyramids, and an insistence on the association between the spiritual and the aesthetic – 'pale fire from some vast ...
Author: Michael O'Neill
In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. This edited collection of eleven essays draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to ask how Venice’s appeal has affected Western culture since 1800.
... and a deaf man might as well pretend to pronounce judgment on the merits of a full orchestra, as an architect trained in the composition of form only, to discern the beauty of St. Mark's. It possesses the charm of color in common.
By leaving the house, she realizes the charm of Venice, but that charm remains hollow, the narrator indifferent to her momentary pleasure, seizing on this adventure of hers as an opportunity to ask again for the papers.
Author: John Carlos Rowe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Henry James Today is a collection of seven essays focused on the relevance of Henry James’s work for an understanding of current problems. This volume includes studies of how James and such contemporaries as Mark Twain and the Brazilian novelist Machado de Assis have influenced each other and modernist and postmodernist writers, such as Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Franzen, and Philip Roth. These traditional studies of literary influence are complemented by essays on Henry James and visual media (collage, painting, sculpture, architecture) and new media (digital social media and the digital humanities). Recognizing the significant cultural and technological changes since James lived and wrote, the contributors nonetheless focus on the historical and cultural continuities between James’s era and our own. Other contributors focus on innovative practices in James’s cultural era to understand how the modernist avant-garde anticipated social and aesthetic issues that are today central to our lives. The contributors represent a global spectrum of James Studies, and their diverse essays indicate James’s powerful influence on aesthetic and social issues. Brad Evans (Rutgers University), Ashley Barnes (Williams College), Harilaos Stecopoulos (University of Iowa), Harold Hellwig (Idaho State University), Geraldo Cáffaro (Universidade Federale de Minais Gerais, Brazil), John Carlos Rowe (University of Southern California), and Shawna Ross (Arizona State University) represent an exemplary cross-section of those scholars working on Henry James today.
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Author: John Davis Batchelder Collection (Librar
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Yet in an art to which colour is denied , the charm of delicate architecture must be the charm of Venice . It remained , however , for Mr. Whistler to see whether the place had yet some aspects which his etching could record - an ...
Assuredly Mediæval Venice possessed a charm which worked its spell on all who dwelt within her borders , which enabled her to impress them with her own signet , and draw out in her service the best that was in them .
... frame of the guidebook gives way to a sense of “the fullness of its charm”—the charm of Venice as it is, including its status as a tourist destination, a place of lounging and looking, with the prodigal tourist part of the scene.
Author: Christine Holbo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
United States historians have long regarded the U.S. Civil War and its Reconstruction as a second American revolution. Literary scholars, however, have yet to show how fully these years revolutionized the American imagination. Emblematic of this moment was the post-war search for a "Great American Novel"--a novel fully adequate to the breadth and diversity of the United States in the era of the Fourteenth Amendment. While the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments declared the ideal of equality before the law a reality, persistent and increasing inequality challenged idealists and realists alike. The controversy over what full representation should mean sparked debates about the value of cultural difference and aesthetic dissonance, and it led to a thoroughgoing reconstruction of the meaning of "realism" for readers, writers, politics, and law. The dilemmas of incomplete emancipation, which would damage and define American life from the late nineteenth century onwards, would also force novelists to reconsider the definition and possibilities of the novel as a genre of social representation. Legal Realisms examines these transformations in the face of uneven developments in the racial, ethnic, gender and class structure of American society. Offering provocative new readings of Mark Twain, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Helen Hunt Jackson, Albion Tourgée and others, Christine Holbo explores the transformation of the novel's distinctive modes of social knowledge in relation to developments in art, philosophy, law, politics, and moral theory. As Legal Realisms follows the novel through the worlds of California Native American removal and the Reconstruction-era South, of the Mississippi valley and the urban Northeast, this study shows how violence, prejudice, and exclusion haunted the celebratory literatures of national equality, but it demonstrates as well the way novelists' representation of the difficulty of achieving equality before the law helped Americans articulate the need for a more robust concept of social justice.
The Gothic palaces of Venice , though dilapidated , and in many instances ' turned to base uses , ' are yet one of the chief sources of the charm which Venice still possesses for the lover of the picturesque ; who , though he may think ...
Here in Venice he is rolling up influence, and the charm of his inamorata is also a danger; and already in the Consiglio all eyes are upon him.” “For a secretary to an ambassade is the age not set,” answered the other warily, ...
Author: Lawrence Turnbull
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: The Golden Book of Venice by Lawrence Turnbull
By Foot Our preferred mode of transportation in Venice has been by foot , even with young children . Much of the charm of Venice is navigating its labyrinth of narrow alleyways with no need to keep the kids safe from cars and the ...
Author: Barbara Pape
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
If you're going to Italy for a great family vacation, this is the book that will show you the way! We offer you the most family-friendly hotels, the best restaurants to take the kids, where to find the tastiest gelato, the most fun sights and activities -- and we tell you how to prepare, what books to read and websites to visit, and we even give you key Italian phrases you'll need for traveling with the kids! Book jacket.
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Author: Stopford a Brooke
Publisher: Legare Street Press
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... said as Venice . Other purity of atmosphere beyond the cities of the world have inspired power of words to express , which the historian and the artist even charm the very soul of the bein their ashes , and possess the un- holder .
It is also important to underline that travellers in the 1830s were more concentrated on and struck by the breath-taking natural light of the town rather than by its artificial illumination: the charm of Venice's natural light and its ...
Author: Katherine Manthorne
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
"From Darkness to Light explores from a variety of angles the subject of museum lighting in exhibition spaces in America, Japan, and Western Europe throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Written by an array of international experts, these collected essays gather perspectives from a diverse range of cultural sensibilities. From sensitive discussions of Tintoretto's unique approach to the play of light and darkness as exhibited in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, to the development of museum lighting as part of Japanese artistic self-fashioning, via the story of an epic American painting on tour, museum illumination in the work of Henry James, and lighting alterations at Chatsworth (to name only a few topics) this book is a treasure trove of illuminating contributions. The collection is at once a refreshing insight for the enthusiastic museum-goer, who is brought to an awareness of the exhibit in its immediate environment, and a wide-ranging scholarly compendium for the professional who seeks to proceed in their academic or curatorial work with a more enlightened sense of the lighted space."--Publisher's website.
Srinagar has been called the "Venice of the East," and, inasmuch as waterways form the main thoroughfares in both ... The charm of Venice lies in its architecture, its art treasures, its historical memories, and its interesting people.
Author: T. R. Swinburne
DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil" by T. R. Swinburne. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Just as he had hurried himself into The Seven Lamps, under pressure of the destructive forces of neglect and " restoration," so now it was his feeling that the charm of Venice was evanescent, his sight of the daily mouldering and ...
Author: Edward Tyas Cook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This authoritative 1911 biography, written with full access to Ruskin's papers, is essential for an understanding of his extraordinary achievements.
... girl - and each group moved differently Mr. Gregory's “ Piccadilly : Drawing - Room Day " by the charm of the music . ... and other instances besides , painted not the charm of Venice , but its social deseem to show that he is not .