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“Dream of Venice” – A Book Review

Dream of Venice, photography by Charles Christopher, edited by Joann Locktov, forward by Frances Mayes, with 37 contributors.  Bella Figura Publications, 2014.  http://www.bellafiguracommunications.com “Venice is a state of mind” wrote Frances Mayes in her stunning Foreward to this exquisite book … Continue reading

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“Collection of Sand” by Italo Calvino – Book Review

by Randy Bosch                     December 3, 2014 “Collection of Sand”, essays translated by Martin McLaughtin, Mariner Books – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston – New York.  First published in Italian as “Collezione di Sabbia”, October 1984. This collection of 38 non-fiction stories … Continue reading

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Venice is a Fish by Tiziano Scarpa – Book Review

“Venice is a Fish – A Sensual Guide”, by Tiziano Scarpa, Gotham Books (Penguin), New York, 2008, 153pp., originally published in Italian as “Venezia e’ un Pesce”, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore Milano, Milan, 2000. Tiziano Scarpa is a Venetian by birth, by residency, by choice.  One of … Continue reading

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Cafe Life Venice by Joe Wolff – Book Review

Cafe Life Venice is A Guidebook to the Cafes and Bacari of La Serenissima, written by Joe Wolff, photography by Roger Paperno, and published by Interlink Books, Northampton, Massachusetts in 2009. In the style of his previous “Cafe Life” books … Continue reading

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The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Book Review

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan (see Bibliography page), has written a new book, released in December, 2010, The Bed of Procrustes – Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Random House, New York, 2010, $18US cover price, less “on-line”).  … Continue reading

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