DEATH IN VENICE, by Thomas Mann. Translated by Michael Henry Heim; Introduction by Michael Cunningham. Reviewed by Ellie Riley
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I’m sure most PBS viewers have enjoyed the latest expensively-produced Edwardian melodrama from England, Downton Abbey. Great fun; utter nonsense. The inspiration for the program, as well as the earlier, equally popular, Upstairs, Downstairs, came from a book which was first published in 1968 and hasn’t been out of print since: Below Stairs. The author [...]
By Chad Harbach, Reviewed by Tom Riley…..Venice Book Club selection for March!
Reviewed by Richard Raynor. Writers don’t always get the critics and biographers they deserve but since his death in 1991 Graham Greene has been, on the whole, pretty lucky. Norman Sherry completed his three volume biography, a man and magnificent monument. National Book Award winner Shirley Hazzard wrote a sharply exquisite article of how she [...]
Ostensibly about the life and times of a fascinating young lady named Lacey Yeager, An Object of Beauty is actually about art itself and the people who buy and sell it. Having told you that, let me quickly add you will not easily forget Lacey Yeager. After getting her degree in art history, Lacey lands [...]