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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) criss-crossed Europe; he visited Russia and sailed on the Nile. And over and over again, he went to Venice: St Mark's Square and the Lido, the Doge's Palace and the Grand Canal were his intimate friends. He visited the city ten times; the first was a weekend in March 1897, the last, 13 July 1920. Venise, as he called her amorously, enthralled and provoked him: for a long time I have been unable even to glance casually at a magazine or book without reading the word Venice; wherever I look, it appears before my eyes at the last moment'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905791408
ISBN-10: 1905791402
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 110mm x 18mm)
Pages: 124
Imprint: Haus Publishing Limited
Publisher: The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Birgit Haustedt

Birgit Haustedt taught for several years at the University of Salerno and now works as a freelance writer in Hamburg.