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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Teatro Aliberti

Initially, Casanova mentions the Teatro Aliberti (also known as the Teatro Alibert and later as the Teatro delle Dame) only very briefly, not at all giving it its due as the powerhouse it was in Rome. You’ll remember C’s trials … Continue reading

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Casanova in the Light and in the Dark

Much work has been done to organize Casanova’s papers, translate his memoirs and other works, and research the people and places he writes about. But the critical analysis of his impact, his place in literature, his place in the 18th … Continue reading

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Radio Spritz

Exciting news–I’ve been interviewed for the radio show “Eye on Travel” with Peter Greenberg! He somehow learned about my book First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts and decided to interview me. (Thanks, Laura Morelli, for helping to connect us!) The show will … Continue reading

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Oops! Forgot the Spritz!

How can I throw a party to celebrate the publication of First Spritz Is Free and not serve a batch of spritz for everyone to drink?! Well, that’s what I did! Today we gathered in my backyard around the doortable and … Continue reading

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And Now from the BBC…

The BBC’s Culture page just published this piece assessing Casanova’s life–the truth, the myth, the legend. Click here: How Casanova’s Provocative Memoir Created a Legend And guess who they quote? Me!! How exciting is that?! The author, Hephzibah Anderson, contacted me … Continue reading

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Casanova Writ Large

At my Seductive Venice promo event in Sacramento, there was a friendly and enthusiastic woman in the audience who piped up to say that her cousin, Kimberly Simi, was one of the writers of the 2005 film Casanova that featured … Continue reading

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