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Another Kind of Truth

What if the stories Casanova wrote in his memoirs were all fabrications? How do we know when he is telling the truth? Or now much of each story is the truth? A new essay has got me thinking about these … Continue reading

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Meeting Albert

Do you remember seeing this before? In February 2017 I wrote about this plaque on the Calle del Scaleter #2235, outside the shop of Monica Daniele. When he visited Venice, Casanovist Marco Leeflang investigated and met Monica, a maker of … Continue reading

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Casanova Location Gets Recognized

A friend recently sent me this photo. I knew about this general location, where Casanova aided Bragadin after the party, but I didn’t know that someone had found the precise┬ásite of the former caffe. Or did they? Is this sign … Continue reading

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Casanova Credits

Tonight in France on France 2 aired a new documentary on Casanova, created by Jean-Edouard Choppin. Here is a link to the announcement and previews: http://www.france2.fr/emissions/secrets-d-histoire It’s part of a series called Secrets d’Histoire. Jean-Edouard Choppin contacted me a year … Continue reading

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The Illegitimate Child of Casanova

Gah! I recently watched the first episode of the British TV show Casanova. Yes yes, I know I’m way behind the times. But I’ve been writing books for the last five years, not watching TV. And really, I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova–Palazzo Soranzo

Ready for another part of the story? You heard about Senator Bragadin and saw his palazzo where Casanova had his own apartment and a gondolier at his beck and call. But where did Casanova first meet the senator? If you … Continue reading

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Time for a Photo

  This week my students have been studying various empires in their World History class. I’ve been trying to help them prepare for a test (I’m an academic resource counselor besides being an English teacher), and they’ve had all these … Continue reading

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