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by | Read by Holter Graham

Contemporary Culture • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Magical, exasperating, sometimes mystifying, but finally enormously awe-inspiring, Venice, Italy--the city itself--becomes the vibrant and vital main character as Holter Graham, in an exceptionally fine reading, presents the account of a devastating conflagration of the Fenice Opera House and the civil investigations that followed. (The irony of such an event in a city noted for its waterways is inescapable.) Further richness includes insightful descriptions of a variety of contemporary characters inhabiting this ancient and sometimes otherworldly city. Poetry lovers will appreciate the significant, sad, and sometimes tragic accounts of Ezra Pound's poetic legacy. Ultimately, Graham's fine reading, along with Berendt's valuable information and penetrating observations, results in a captivating audio presentation. L.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2005

CS ISBN 0739308815 $39.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 0739308785 $44.95 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 0739311484 $37.47


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2005

CS ISBN 1415924759 $72.00 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 1415924767 $96.00 • Eleven CDs

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