By Jane Turner Rylands
From the writer of the acclaimed Venetian Stories, an enthralling new assortment approximately Venice from the viewpoint of its citizens. A professor writes lectures on Venetian literature for American millionaires. A baroness falls in love with the architect restoring the traditional palazzo of her husband's relatives. An bold gallery proprietor sells a tender artist's paintings quicker than he can paint it. a salesperson reveals how to journey up a narcissistic race automobile driving force who looks in a position to escape with something. As her characters negotiate the clash among culture and a swiftly altering urban, Jane Turner Rylands attracts us deep right into a society all yet unknown to outsiders.From the exchange Paperback edition.
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34 DREAM OF FRANCISCO GOYA Y LUCIENTES, PAINTER AND VISIONARY The night of May 1, 1820, while visited by his intermittent madness, Francisco Goya y Lucientes, painter and visionary, had a dream. He dreamed he was under a tree with the love of his youth. It was the austere countryside of Aragon and the sun was high. His sweetheart was on a swing, which he was pushing, his hands on her waist. His sweetheart held a lace umbrella and she laughed in short nervous bursts. Then she slipped down from the swing into the meadow, and he followed, tumbling over and over.
Francisco Goya y Lucientes asked him. The man gave a weary smile and said: I am Francisco Goya y Lucientes, and against me you can do nothing. At that moment, Francisco Goya y Lucientes woke up and found himself alone in his bed. 36 DREAM OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, POET AND OPIUM-EATER One night in November 1801, in his London house, prey to opium delirium, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet and opiumeater, had a dream. He dreamed he was on a ship imprisoned in the ice. He was the captain, and his men, taking cover, were trying miserably to protect themselves from the cold, covering themselves with rags and tom blankets.
I really want to know. 39 Ha ha, laughed the sheep, looking at one another. We can’t tell you. It has to be a surprise. Leopardi was hungry and would have liked to eat a sweet. A lovely cake with pine nuts is what he really wanted. I’d like a sweet, he said. Isn’t there a place where we could buy a sweet in this desert? Right behind that hill, replied the little sheep, just be a bit patient. They came to the end of the desert and circled the hill, at the foot of which was a shop. It was a beautiful pastry shop made entirely of crystal, and it sparkled with silver lights.
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