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‘The finest architectural delusion in the world’

Shelley’s description of Venice is one of countless vivid vignettes in Marie-Jose Gransard’s delightfully cosmopolitan literary guide

14 May 2016

9:00 AM

14 May 2016

9:00 AM

Venice: A Literary Guide for Travellers Marie-Jose Gransard

I.B. Tauris, pp.316, £16.99, ISBN: 9781780769837

Approximately 500 new books on Venice are published every year and this is not the first literary anthology devoted to the city. But Marie-Jose Gransard lectures in Venice about Venice to Venetians, and conducts her students on guided tours of the city. Her selection draws on sources going back over 800 years and across six languages.

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