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dc.contributor.authorHolderness, G.
dc.contributor.editorTosi, Laura
dc.contributor.editorBassi, Shaul
dc.identifier.citationHolderness , G 2011 , “Strangers ... with vs in Venice” . in L Tosi & S Bassi (eds) , In: Visions of Venice in Shakespeare . Ashgate Publishing , pp. 125-142 .
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dc.descriptionCopyright Ashgate [Full text of this chapter is not in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractIf Marco Polo, in his imagined conversations with Kublai Khan, really was speaking, as Italo Calvino insists, always and only of Venice, he cannot have been talking about his real home town, that city of Venice that stretches across numerous small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon, along the Adriatic Sea in Northeast Italy. He must have been speaking, as writers tend to do, of Venice the myth, Venice the fertile reservoir of mythologies. The word ‘Venice’ denotes a kind of virtual city, a city of fantasy and imagination. This Venice is composed from a vast multiplicity of texts and images: a cornucopia of images from paintings, maps, photographs, films; a ‘palimpsest’ of texts from histories, travel wiring, poetry, drama, novels. Venice, Manfred Pfister says, is always ‘inscribed with the traces of previous texts,’ ‘one of the most frequently and “thickly” represented places on earth.’en
dc.publisherAshgate Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Visions of Venice in Shakespeare
dc.title“Strangers ... with vs in Venice”en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature and Creative Writing
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature
dc.description.statusNon peer reviewed

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