Venice Observed

By Mary McCarthy,

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Book description

A penetrating work of reportage on Venice. “Searching observations and astonishing comprehension of the Venetian taste and character” (New York Herald Tribune).

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1 author picked Venice Observed as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Here you get McCarthy’s whit and her fine descriptions about living in Venice. Although her stay happened long ago, her stories about interacting with her landlord and other Venetians, and all the adjustments one must make when living in a water-bound city, ring true today as well.

From Meredith's list on Venice (non-guidebooks).

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