Category Archives: Writing

Meeting Marco

You can’t find him on Wikipedia. I guess you just have to go to his house. So I got on an airplane and flew for 11 hours then took a train and a taxi and ended up at the house of … Continue reading

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The Letter–An Update

Since my last post, I received more information regarding the Casanova letter I showed. Here is a transcription by Furio Luccichenti: Ieri ho avuto la lettera di mio fratello vi recherá sollievo sapere che sarà presto a Vienna. Egli mi … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Cecelia Pierotti

Cecelia Pierotti and I met through this very blog, discovering that we live not too far from each other. Over a lovely lunch in a city midway between us, we realized we have much in common besides our love for … Continue reading

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Tombola Ending Early!!

Hi folks–This month’s tombola (raffle) for Christine Volker’s book Venetian Blood will end a bit early–in fact, tomorrow!! I’m leaving town and won’t be checking email on March 31, so I’ll draw the winning name tomorrow. If you want to … Continue reading

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Casanova Seduces Nine at Once

  What does a Suspicious  Husband taste like? That’s what I had for lunch last weekend in the museum cafe. I finally made the trip to San Francisco to see the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” at the Legion of … Continue reading

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Casanova in da House, Yo!

Palazzo Zaguri, which has been under scaffolding for the last few years, is finally reopening–as a museum and exhibit space. It will also have a large library and bookstore. It’s located in Campo San Maurizio, not far from Campo Santo … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Christine Volker

Venice and books brought us together. Christine Volker actually lives quite near to me in the California Bay Area, but I didn’t know that until I learned about her new book, Venetian Blood. I read and reviewed it as part … Continue reading

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