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Venice: Writing Under the Influence

I wish that were my title, but it actually belongs to a little book of poems by Rita Bottoms. I am often “under the influence” of Venice, so this book appealed to me. Turns out that Rita also has a … Continue reading

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Irresistible North

Venetians discovered North America? Not that insufferable wanderer, Cristoforo Colombo, as my third grade teacher taught me? According to Andrea Di Robilant’s new book, Irresistible North, Venetian noblemen Nicolo and Antonio Zen sailed to North America and back and came … Continue reading

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