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  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • Loredana A Venetian Tale
  • Lauro Martines
  • English
  • 14 November 2018
  • 9780312347512

5 thoughts on “Loredana A Venetian Tale

  1. says:

    Oh Most Serene Reublic you have been betrayed I have never read Julia Kristeva's efforts at fiction That said I like the idea of academics pursuing some novelistic muse I feel Terry Eagleyton's foray onto the field is uite fun That said Dr Martines has ill served 16th Century Venice with his poorly defined mess The tale assumes a postmodern

  2. says:

    This is a good tale More like Noli Me Tangere of Dr Jose Rizal in which case it was written to explain to people the unfairness and uneuality

  3. says:

    Interesting read You get the story from every character's perspective I liked the flow back and forth from the main characte

  4. says:

    Excellent Read along with Peter Ackroyd's non fiction work Venice Pure City

  5. says:

    A really interesting read set in Renaissance Venice The novel brings the city to life I loved Loredana's story even though some parts made for extremely disturbing and difficult reading

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Loredana A Venetian Tale

In 1700 a Venetian priest Fra Benedict Loredan compiles an assembly of documents letters written confessions top secret state files diary excerpts pieces of a secret chronicle which together tell the story of two lovers caught up in a dangerous and controversial revolutionary movement which attempted to do away with the two Oh Most Serene Reublic you have been betrayed I have never read Julia Kristeva s efforts at fiction That said I like the idea of academics pursuing some novelistic muse I feel Terry Eagleyton s foray onto the field is uite fun That said Dr Martines has ill served 16th Century Venice with his poorly defined mess The tale assumes a postmodern guise as a series of collected documents diairies dispatches and confessions unfold and overlap This should be interesting no Well it should have been Instead lengthy tangents on lust and hermetism in cisterns spoil the pudding and that s no punning I m sure Dr Martines wished to illustrate the contradictions of the time between its rhetoric and its divided uneual reality It is likely that it is this ambition which kept it from a single star

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Tiered city of Venice Leonardo da Vinci's architectural dream to segregate the rich and the poor described in his Notebooks and realised in this novel At the centre of the narrative are two written confessions one by a young girl from an aristocratic family Loredana Loredan Contarini who writes of her disastrous marriage to This is a good tale More like Noli Me Tangere of Dr Jose Rizal in which case it was written to explain to people the unfairness and uneuality of the low and high class societiesIn this story Fr Orso fell in love with Loredana and he was one of the rebels against the high class society and in the end he was the real son of the mighty people in the period Only left to live like an orphan because his father was afraid that they would know about an affair he made with a low class girl

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A sadomasochistic tyrant and her subseuent involvement with a revolutionary Friar himself the second confessor As both struggle to tell their tales and confess their sins we are shown around the city of Venice as it might have been in the sixteenth century and given pieces of a narrative which together form an explosive whol Interesting read You get the story from every character s perspective I liked the flow back and forth from the main characters to the supporting cast Easy read A little on the gritty side A true love story


About the Author: Lauro Martines

Lauro Martines former Professor of European History at the University of California Los Angeles is renowned for his books on the Italian Renaissance The author of Power and Imagination City States in Renaissance Italy and most recently of Strong Words Writing and Social Strain in the Italian Renaissance he reviews for The Times Literary Supplement and lives in London with his wife noveli