"Venice: Souls' Mother and Child" - Historical Book Explores How People Have Been Shaped by Venice
By: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co, LLC
The Italian city's atmosphere is incomparable. Its history has been shaped by countless souls over the centuries while, in turn, Venice has left its mark on those who lived there.
Meet the culture heroes whose defects helped Venice define its myth, and the fugitives from the city's overwhelming splendor, such as El Greco. Those living in symbiosis with the city included Titian, while fugitives from self who sought wholeness there counted Stravinsky in their number.
Venice's ornate marble and fresco palaces, bell towers, and domes are reflected in its lagoon and canals, even as its dark past retains memories of the city's prisoners: the famous, the infamous, Jews of the Ghetto, cloistered women, the mad.
"After living amidst the ineffable beauty of Venice for many years, I felt a painful need to pay it homage," said the author. "The research was extenuating. I wanted to avoid presenting a Plutarchan series of portraits of famous people, and I wanted to avoid the oft-repeated summaries of Venetian history." The result is a unique read.
About the Author: Janet Sethre grew up in Seattle, Washington, and now lives in Venice, Italy. A retired teacher of English, Spanish, French, and Italian, she says the mountain views of Seattle have deeply affected her vision of Venice.
"For a totally different view of Venice's past, be an armchair visitor to this extraordinary part of the world while seeing it through the author's insight. We are proud to be the publisher," said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.
VENICE: SOULS' MOTHER AND CHILD (ISBN: 978-1-951530-