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The City Of Falling Angels by John Berendt

The City Of Falling Angels

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A revealing glimpse behind the masks of some of Venice's fascinating characters by the author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.


The City Of Falling Angels by John Berendt

Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic city, scandal, corruption and venality are rampant, and John Berendt is a master at seeking them out. Ezra Pound and his mistress, Olga; poet Mario Stefani; the Rat Man of Treviso;or Mario Moro – self-styled carabiniere, fireman, soldier or airman, depending on the day of the week. With his background in journalism, Berendt is perfectly poised to gain access to private and unapproachable people, and persuade them to talk frankly to him. The result is mischievous, witty, compelling - and destined to be the non-fiction succes d'estime of the year.

About the Author

John Berendt
John Berendt is a journalist and former editor of New York magazine. His first book, MiIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL was an international bestseller. He lives in New York.

Photograph © Graziano Arici

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26th September 2005


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