[KINDLE] ☆ The Duel | By ☆ Giacomo Casanova Tim Parks #2020


  • Title: The Duel
  • Author: Giacomo Casanova Tim Parks
  • ISBN: 9781843910329
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Duel By Giacomo Casanova Tim Parks One of the few works written in Casanova s native Italian, The Duel is an important example of the infamous Lothario s vivid prose style Translated for the first time into English, this autobiographical novel describes Casanova s extraordinary battle with a Polish count, while on the run from the Venetian authorities Having escaped from Venice s infamous Piombi Prison, COne of the few works written in Casanova s native Italian, The Duel is an important example of the infamous Lothario s vivid prose style Translated for the first time into English, this autobiographical novel describes Casanova s extraordinary battle with a Polish count, while on the run from the Venetian authorities Having escaped from Venice s infamous Piombi Prison, Casanova was forced into exile Far from destitute, however, his reputation gained him entry into European society s highest echelons Yet there, he soon found himself obliged to engage in a duel over a ballerina a lady in whom neither he nor his Polish rival had the slightest interest Recounting the deadly encounter and the surprising events it precipitated with sardonic wit, Casanova creates a work of thrilling adventure and inimitable literary style Giacomo Casanova was an adventurer, a spy, a poet, and a novelist His literary reputation rests on his remarkable History of My Life, which vividly records not only his exploits and adventures but the manners and morals of the day.
    Giacomo Casanova Tim Parks
    Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt was a Venetian adventurer and author His main book Histoire de ma vie Story of My Life , part autobiography and part memoir, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.He was so famous as a womanizer that his name remains synonymous with the art of seduction and he is sometimes called the world s greatest lover He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with men such as Voltaire, Goethe and Mozart but if he had not been obliged to spend some years as a librarian in the household of Count Waldstein of Bohemia where he relieved his boredom by writing the story of his life , it is possible that he would be forgotten today

    The Duel By Giacomo Casanova Tim Parks

    Commentaires:

    Jacob
    The Duel A Review, Part IThe Duel by Giacomo Casanova It was his intention to trade a few sword thrusts in some place or another, and get the business over with p 19 A nameless Venetian hinted to be the author himself flees his city after getting into some unspecified trouble and wanders through Europe, eventually settling in Warsaw, where a clash with a Polish nobleman over the attentions of a ballerina leads to a dangerous duel Thrilling stuff, and apparently adapted from the author s Memoirs, [...]

    Justin Evans
    I read this to prepare myself for Szentkuthy s Marginalia on Casanova, which I m currently reading and which will inevitably influence what I write here Obviously, I didn t feel like reading all 12 volumes of Casanova s memoirs, and the library didn t have any abridgements, so here I am Luckily, this story gives a pretty good idea of Casanova s literary character, and, I m guessing, the flavor of his work as a whole Much of the eighteenth century is present ludicrous ideas of personal honor the [...]

    Ana Rînceanu
    Okay, this is my third attempt to like Casanova s writing, but he s just not for me Interesting tale, but too verbose.

    Mike Clinton
    This is a story adapted from Casanova s Memoirs for the Art of the Novella series published by Melville House Casanova spins a tale with a very engaging style and well turned plot, which I suppose is to be expected, given his reputation beyond the literary Along the way, he provides pointed asides and ironic comments that draw attention to the hypocrisies and other moral inconsistencies of mid 18th century European high society The qualms that literary critics and literate society in general had [...]

    Robert
    I ll begin by expressing my astonishment at how few people realize that Giacomo Casanova actually lived and that his adventures and misadventures ran nearly the length of the 18th Century.Yes, he was flesh and blood, and occasionally his acquired aristocratic sang froid turned ice cold a transformation that is at the heart of this slender volume A slender book, but also an excellent introduction to the grand life led by Casanova, Chevalier de Seingalt.Upon finishing THE DUEL, I hope many of you [...]

    Sidik Fofana
    SIX WORD REVIEW Duelists respect each other before fight.

    Tiffany Reisz
    Adorable little novella from THE Casanova I enjoyed this odd romp and the intriguing look at the pomp and ceremony of his day This story is apparently semi autobiographical Amused that he refers to himself as The Venetian throughout the story and never names himself I ve been employing this technique in a new short story series of mine Glad to know there s precedent for it Cute story about men getting wounded for stupid reasons This is the third of five books entitled The Duel I m reading this y [...]

    Nicola Mansfield
    I had to force myself to read this as 1 I don t like 18th century literature nor 2 am I fond of Italian literature But I had the book and to read something by Casanova felt like a bit of an accomplishment Surprisingly, the story is highly readable and even entertaining A straightforward telling of a situation that a rogue and rascal gets himself into which ends in a duel, it also was highly philosophical and moralising which I found fascinating Glad to say I ve read it.

    Margaret
    Lightly fictionalized account of Casanova not being able to keep it in his pants and getting into trouble Whoops.

    Nick Moran
    I had to stop reading every 3 4 pages so I could write down a new quotation Great stuff here.

    Phrodrick
    I have read much of Giacomo Casanova autobiography, and at least one biography The Duel is a lot autobiography than fiction Not a big deal, especially given that he make no effort to separate the un named Venetian, with the initials GC from himself This is a duel he elsewhere says he, himself fought The language is too stylized though consistent with that of his many volume autobiography He always has excuses for himself and few for his opponent This is consistent with his Autobio By itself The [...]

    Dayna Smith
    A re working of the duel Casanova described in his memoir It tells the tale of his trip to Eastern Europe and the duel he engages in after being insulted after a ballet The novella is a look at society in the mid 1700s, and Casanova s travels in Europe and the social strata in which he moved.

    Heather
    Casanova s 1780 novella is, according to the flap copy, a thinly veiled autobiographical work, and tells the story of a duel that took place in 1766 between Casanova and a member of the Polish court Having left Venice at the age of twenty eight, fleeing the law, the Venetian at the center of The Duel has made his way through a fair chunk of Europe Munich, Paris, Holland, London, Berlin and elsewhere in Germany, Latvia, St Petersburg before landing in Warsaw Here, G.C does well enough for himself [...]

    Gertrude & Victoria
    The Duel is primarily an account of a game of one upmanship, between The Venetian and a Polish Officer It is eloquently written and cleverly recounted by, arguably, the most renowned man about town in all of Europe Giacomo Casanova Although remembered for his way with women, he was also a man of humor, compassion and erudition.This tale, whether it be judged as, mere fiction, or, authentic autobiographical history, is a fascinating rarity, for it s told from dual perspectives the third and first [...]

    Joan
    Two, two, two books in one Casanova wrote two accounts of his duel with the Polish Count Branicki One was a thinly disguised autobiographical novella, written in Italian, the other was included in his Memoirs and written in French The first is fleshed out, with whole sections of dialogue and much greater description and ruminations It s interesting to compare the two All the formality and etiquette of honor and duelling is strange to us, but was quite acceptable in Casanova s time It is quite c [...]

    Jake Leech
    Samuel Johnson s a guy I d heard of who is famous for being witty, so I figured I d read Boswell s biography, which I d assumed was full of funny stories about a funny guy and also had a reputation for being very well written Anyway, Boswell s biography of Johnson is, in my opinion an unreadable, unfunny brick of a book I assume that the same is true of Casanova Here s a guy who s famous for being a ladies man, and has a famous autobiography But it turns out that the biography is something like [...]

    Philip Traum
    This novella is a delightful excerpt of Giacomo Casanova s autobiographic Story of my Life It recounts Casanova s duel against a Count Branicki, an army colonel, over a perceived slight over a ballerina a woman which did not interest either the Count or the Venetian , which ends in a duel and ultimately leads to Casanova s expulsion from Warsaw.The story is highly entertaining in spite of having an odd tone and pacing for in spite of it being a highly exciting and terrifying anecdote in a person [...]

    Chazzbot
    Combining elements of an adventure story, a disquisition on the s of 18th century Europe, social commentary, and the dutiful thoughts of a Christian, Casanova s yes, THAT Casanova novella is also a thinly veiled account of an episode later related in his memoirs After a slow start detailing the protagonist s travels in Europe, the story takes on an engaging pace, due in part to a modern translation by James Marcus The novella contains several passages that made me laugh out loud, and others that [...]

    John Tessitore
    A much entertaining novella than it has any right to be At its center is a frivolous waste of eighteenth century male honor and all s well that ends well But Casanova is not a frivolous writer At the end of the story, he writes that pity is a sublime sort of revenge,and a heroic one, even if it s coupled with a dash of pride, which I m afraid it is That final turn, which I m afraid it is, is the kind of realization that the great Henry James would have belabored for pages of unbroken prose,to g [...]

    Callsign222
    G Casanova was The Man He was witty, speaker of Truth, but perhaps not truth He rolled his eyes at societal convention, but would manipulate those same societal conventions for his whims, perhaps not always with success, and then accepted his failures as new beginnings And when he needs to, he throws it all on the line and duels his opponent Bring it Your Excellency will do me the honor of firing first.

    Margaret
    Wow, I have way less to say than most of the other reviewers I read this in conjunction with Conrad s The Duel thanks 57th St Books and Conrad s was interesting to me However, the whole concept of honor and fighting to prove that you re not a coward is interesting to think about I would never want to die for such a silly reason, but then I am not a Venitian or Polish nobleman, so maybe I just don t get it.

    Daniel Polansky
    ve never ready any portion of Casanova s biography, though this brief snippet, recalling a pistol duel he fought with a Polish noble while in exile from his native Venice, really made me want to check the entire thing out It reads like an amoral adventure novel, with the added joy of Casanova s well earned cynicism about the world and the sad, proud, stupid, creatures who inhabit it.

    Kelly Coyle-Crivelli
    love the idea of nearly killing someone then he offers you his money and his horses to save you from getting in any sort of trouble duels are so civilized plus the venetian had no trouble at all just finding friends, jobs and places to stay wherever he decided to show up a little jealous of him actually.

    Amy
    Casanova relates the story of his illegal duel with the Podstoli in Warsaw He s a witty, gossipy and immensely likeable narrator who seems well aware of the absurdity of his predicament Fun and very quick to read.

    Andrea
    This book is f ing hilarious, one of my all time favorites Casanova, this dude was the sh t The exchange between him and Podstoli is priceless while trying to procrastinate a duel I have a bellyful of medicine, I have important letters to write, and I must draw up a brief will.

    Wayne Bickerton
    Great book, well worth a read

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