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Partita in VENICE

LEVIANT, CURT

Verlag: Livingston Press/University of West Alabama, Livingston, 1999
ISBN 10: 094297963X / ISBN 13: 9780942979633
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Titel: Partita in VENICE

Verlag: Livingston Press/University of West Alabama, Livingston

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Good copy.

Auflage: 1st edition.

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Typesetting and layout: Joe Taylor. 198 pag. Size: 23cmx15,5cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016278

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Inhaltsangabe: Fiction. In Curt Leviant's new tragic-comic novel, PARTITA IN VENICE, "we follow Tommy M., who has written speeches for some Very Important People, in his so-suave, so-certain sophistication toward his so-boorish, so-certain downfall. As Tommy becomes more uncertain...we become more certain. A doom stretching straight from Grecian times is after you, Tommy, isn't it? And all your male nonchalance and coy humor won't help the least when its lone, fine talons grab hold.Rarely will you read the heavy hand of tragedy played so lightly. It's as if Leviant were a transmigrated Vivaldi whose strains had dipped into Venice's canals to find--surprise!--both Wagner and Sophocles."

Klappentext: Two sensual women in a romantic, watery city-can they both be after Tommy Manning? If so, it's nearly a Hollywood script. The only trouble is this: one of them acts suspiciously like a guilty memory, or even a ghost. And she may be the latter. After all, hasn't Jack Benny just shown up as a Venetian godolier, complete with outdated, whining jokes, to pole Tommy along glistening canals?

In this comic-tragic novel, we follow Tommy M., who has written speeches for some very important people, in his so-suave, so certain sophistication toward his so-boorish, so-certain downfall. As Tommy becomes more uncertain; as he encounterstall Aunt Maria and her gypsy potions; as he is physically tripped-no less-by the "chief rabbi of Venice," who claims to have posed for a canvas by Antonio Canaletto; as he watches faces dissappear and reappear along the Venetian calle and waterways directly from Grecian times is after you, Tommy, isn't it? And your fine male nonchalance and coy humor won't help in the least when its long, fine talons grab hold...

Rarely will you read the heavy hand of tragedy played so lightly. It's as if Leviant were a transmigrated Vivaldi whose strains had dipped into Venice's canals to find-surprise!-both Verdi and Sophocles.

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