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Casanova’s Secret Wife

No, that’s not my clever title for a blog post. It’s the title of a new book out by Barbara Lynn-Davis about Caterina Capreta (sometimes Capretta), one of Casanova’s great loves. I had ┬áthe great pleasure of zooming through this … Continue reading

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Borrowed and Borrower?

My friend Adriano, a Casanovist in Rome, recently discovered an interesting connection between Casanova and Honore de Balzac, the French novelist. Apparently, Balzac mined Casanova’s Memoirs for stories to include in his own novels. He also borrowed some of Casanova’s … Continue reading

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Cavana

What is a┬ácavana, you may ask? I know you’ve been pondering this one for a while. That word keeps popping up, and you have to keep asking yourself, what is it? It’s at the tip of your brain…. Well, your … Continue reading

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