Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro



❰Reading❯ ➿ Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro Author Henry James – E17streets4all.co.uk This collection of letters, written during his stays in Venice, provides a unique insight into Henry James s life and work This collection of the Palazzo Kindle Õ letters, written during his stays in Venice, provides a unique insight into Henry James s life and work.Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro

Henry James, OM, the Palazzo Kindle Õ son of theologian Henry James Sr brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, Letters From PDF or and other moral questions His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist paintingJames insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest From the Palazzo Epub Þ to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro
  • Henry James
  • English
  • 09 July 2019
  • 1908968893

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  1. says:

    THE MASTER IN WATERY PARADISEEvery time I describe a city I am saying something about Venice Italo CalvinoHow would you feel if you went to a U2 concert you can substitute U2 with any singer or band you are fond of and after half an hour Bono and the others disappeared from the stage, replaced by some groups you were not interested in At first, you would probably hope that this is just a break but after some time frustration and disappointment might dominate your emotions.Unfortunately, thi THE MASTER IN WATERY PARADISEEvery time I describe a city I am saying something about Venice Italo CalvinoHow would you feel if you went to a U2 concert you can substitute U2 with any singer or band you are fond of and after half an hour Bono and the others disappeared from the stage, replaced by some groups you were not interested in At first, you would probably hope that this is just a break but after some time frustration and disappointment might dominate your emotions.Unfortunately, this is how I felt while reading Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro I hoped for a collection of Henry James letters with Venice in the background In reality, the book turned out to be a hybrid of a few different texts by various people and putting Henry James name on the cover as the only author seems to be a little exaggeration Actually, his correspondence from 1869 1907 is just a part of the book, 42% to be exact Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro consists of Acknowledgements by Rosella Mamoli Zorzi Foreword by Leon Edel Introduction by Rosella Mamoli Zorzi Letters by Henry James Letters by the Curtises the American owners of the Palazzo Barbaro Notes by Ariana Curtis Notes by Patricia Curtis Vigano Pierre Auguste Renoir, The Piazza San MarcoI hope I am wrong, but my impression is that Henry James might have been used as a kind of pretext to commemorate the Curtises I do respect the fact that they have helped many famous people, Henry James included, but I would like to know in advance thatthan half of the book is a tribute to them and their palace.Henry James portrayal of Venice lived up to my expectations Just imagine the combination of his exquisite style with the picturesqueness and the atmosphere of this unique city No wonder he speaks of the inevitableache of quitting Veniceafterwards The clash of hisinexorable Yankehood , as he put it, with Venice gave fascinating results James often contrasts the calm of La Serenissima with Englandthat is the curse of London it is the worst place in the world for readingHenri Martin, Gondolas in VeniceYou might be surprised to see how long and elaborate Henry James letters were, how much time and effort was put in them In the SMS era, it is hard to believe By the way, don t you think it is weird nowadays we own so many gadgets supposed to save time but in terms of interpersonal communication we seem to have much less of it anyway, compared to the epoch of Henry James and his contemporariesOne episode of Henry James account of his stays in Venice turned out to be especially intriguing his relationship with Constance Feni Woolson, an American writer Despite the tragic ending, it was fascinating to see a different side of Henry James He is quite vague about this friendship, by the way As it seems, James is a good illustration of Arthur Symons quoteA realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before himMore on Constance and Henry s complex relationship here Constance Feni WoolsonIndulging in Henry James letters gave me a wider context and I do not mean only his books set in Venice I lovedThe Aspern Papersbut his works in general, his personality also Nevertheless, the distance still exists For me, Henry James is like a marble statue, basking in its perfectness You admire it from afar but feel quite intimidated at the same time And I think he prefers it to be like that.Frankly speaking, I did not find the other parts of the book thrilling The presentation of the Palazzo Barbaro, its history, the owners and temporary inhabitants could have been muchconcise However, my stay in Venice in Henry James company was unforgettableIf words were not so stupid and colorless, fratello mio, and sentences so interminable and chirography so difficult, I should like to treat you to a dozen pagesabout this watery paradiseOskar Kokoschka, Venice Dogana

  2. says:

    Having just finished Colm T ib n s novel about James, The Master, I determined to read some of James work that I hadn t read before So I was browsing at Powell s, and came across this little volume I admit to being attracted by its physical beauty a small paperback with a heavy textured blue outer jacket, very simple typography, and a picture of Palazzo Ducale I by Roger de Montebello on a smooth paper Palazzo Barbaro was in James day and still was at the time of the publication of this Having just finished Colm T ib n s novel about James, The Master, I determined to read some of James work that I hadn t read before So I was browsing at Powell s, and came across this little volume I admit to being attracted by its physical beauty a small paperback with a heavy textured blue outer jacket, very simple typography, and a picture of Palazzo Ducale I by Roger de Montebello on a smooth paper Palazzo Barbaro was in James day and still was at the time of the publication of this book in 1997 the home of the expatriate American family, the Curtises, who were great patrons of the arts They were painted by Sargent, and in their home Browning read his poems, and James finished writing The Aspern Papers These letters are primarily written by James but there are also some written by members of the Curtis family James writes to the Curtis , to Isabella Steward Gardner, to Constance Woolson and we see, in a later letter, the impact of her suicide on James and his view of Venice The word from in the title is a bit misleading, as many are written from other parts of Italy, and a few from England and Switzerland But to the extent that the Palazzo was a place in the heart, then the title is accurate The contrast between James letters and the Curtis letters is revealing The latter are pretty much the today we did this and so and so s been to visit type, while James are full of gorgeous images and his usual insightful observations In addition to a foreword by Leon Edel James biographer , there is an introduction by Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, who has written extensively about the expatriate colony in Venice There are end notes after each letter, but I do wish there had been , as there are intriguing references in the letters to unexplained events what did happen with Pen Browning s marriage and what was Mrs Ralph Curtis situation This lovely little volume provides a delightful glimpse into James Italian world

  3. says:

    I have to admit that it was the binding that first drew me to this book there was a table of Pushkin Press books displayed at Daunt Books this past summer, and they caught my eye with how beautiful they all are I settled on this one because of a long standing fascination with Venice and a general enjoyment of reading historical figures letters This isn t the best collection I ve read that honour still stands with Van Gogh , but it was enjoyable and uncomplicated, with some lovely prose I I have to admit that it was the binding that first drew me to this book there was a table of Pushkin Press books displayed at Daunt Books this past summer, and they caught my eye with how beautiful they all are I settled on this one because of a long standing fascination with Venice and a general enjoyment of reading historical figures letters This isn t the best collection I ve read that honour still stands with Van Gogh , but it was enjoyable and uncomplicated, with some lovely prose I rather wish I d ve been able to get around to reading in the European sun somewhere while I was still over there, as I think this is one of those books that benefits from having a certain atmosphere All the same, I enjoyed it, and I d probably pick it up to dip into again

  4. says:

    Read as part of my Venice kick, this book is a enjoyable, small window into a particular time in the life of the Palazzo Barbaro, Henry James, and a few related friends The size and lovely binding make it a good one to take along on a trip, as well.

  5. says:

    This would be the perfect companion on a trip to Venice.

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