Tag Archives: Arcangela Tarabotti

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  the great pleasure of zooming through this … Continue reading

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Nasty Woman, Venetian Style

After the recent U.S. presidential election, Urban Dictionary defines a “Nasty Woman” this way: “An intelligent female who is adept at putting ignorant men in their place.” “Her: My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s — … Continue reading

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“It’s Time to Redefine Beauty”

Check out this new website, which promotes nonfiction books by posting articles about their topics. As NFReads.com says on the site, “Learn something new every week: get weekly updates on interesting articles by nonfiction authors and discover their books.” It … Continue reading

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“In Defense of my own Sex”

  “You forbid women to learn so they are incapable of defending themselves against your schemes and then proclaim how stupid they are and how you triumphed over them,” (108) proclaimed Arcangela Tarabotti, a nun cloistered in Venice’s Sant’Anna convent … Continue reading

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Nexus

“Nexus: the central and most important point or place: The nexus of all this activity was the disco.” Isn’t that a great sample sentence? (Courtesy of my computer’s dictionary.) Nexus is also the name of the newsletter printed by my publisher, Supernova Edizione, in … Continue reading

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The Book – The Trip

The book, the trip, the realization of a long time dream! Three years ago Vonda approached me with the idea to write a book about Venetian women, a book that would work in conjunction with a tour of sites related … Continue reading

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Random Journal Entry #5

Here is one in a very occasional series where I type up one of my journal entries from when I was in Venice. This is from last summer, a Saturday in July when I apparently didn’t know what the date … Continue reading

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