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The city of falling angels, John Berendt

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The city of falling angels
Title
The city of falling angels
Statement of responsibility
John Berendt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Traces the aftermath of the 1996 Venice opera house fire, an event that devastated Venetian society and was investigated by the author, who through interviews with local figures learned about the region's rich cultural history
Tone
Writing style
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190046
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
945/.31
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG674.2
LC item number
.B47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The city of falling angels, John Berendt
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Publication
Note
Map of Venice on endpapers
Contents
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
Control code
2493817
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
414 p.
Isbn
9781594200588
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005047661
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm59359996
  • (OCoLC)59359996
Label
The city of falling angels, John Berendt
Link
Publication
Note
Map of Venice on endpapers
Contents
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
Control code
2493817
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
414 p.
Isbn
9781594200588
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005047661
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm59359996
  • (OCoLC)59359996

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