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Venetian Voices

Christine V. Courtney, Valerio de Scarpis

Venetian Voices
Let Christine V. Courtney take you on a stroll over bridges and under cloisters, following Venetian locals and visitors as they pass through centuries. These verses capture the spirit and soul of the City of Water - a city so full of poetry itself. Courtney's pen weaves together fine threads of past and present, fact and fiction, into a rich tapestry of images, a Carne Vale of characters: artists, muses and mariners alike.†Venetian Voices†is a book to cherish, and to inflame our love affair with Venice.

Praise for Venetian Voices:
'A prize listener for the distinctive inflection of word and voice, Courtney has defined atmospheres, historical ambiances, striking personalities with the confident brushstrokes of a master painter.' - Valerio de Scarpis

'Venetian Voices is a book to linger over, to savour the writing and see how the poems and images are reflected in each other. I highly recommend it. I would also like to acknowledge Wakefield Press for their continuing support of the work of local authors without which books such as this would not be available.' - Jan Kershaw, Glam Adelaide

'This is a book for anyone who has had the luck to see Venice; for anyone intending to go to Venice, and for the rest of us who dream of Venice.' - Peter Jakobsen, The Varnished Culture

Christine Courtneyís first career was as a professional dancer, moving from Adelaide to Britain to dance with the Ballet Rambert and directing her own small ballet company before returning to Australia to work as a teacher and producer. Her time in dance took her around Europe, sparking a lifelong passion for the arts, and the history and architecture of the great European cities. She first visited Venice while leading fine arts tours to Europe in the 1980s. The city appeared to her like a fairytale stage set. Christine always thought poetry was something that other people did; however, she has found that putting her thoughts on paper has filled the creative gap left by dance and allowed her to explore her love affair with Venice. Christine lives in Port Adelaide, where she runs Sea-Witch Images, a gallery and bookshop holding thousands of historic photographs.

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Category History
Format Hardback
Size 235 x 180 mm
ISBN 9781743053980
Extent 176 pages
Price: AU$49.95 including GST
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