Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro
Pushkin Press, 1 sty 1998 - 222
This collection has been selected and edited by R. Mamoli Zorzi, a professor of Anglo-American Literature at the University of Venice, Ca' Foscari. It contains previously unpublished manuscript letters. In addition to an introduction by the editor, it has a foreword by the late Leon Edel, the great James biographer and editor.
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Standing looking out at the Adriatic with the low-lying linked islands on the
horizon was just like looking out to sea from one of the Newport beaches, with
Narragansett afar. I have seen the Atlantic as blue and smooth and musical —
... and this last visit completely settled for me the question of the real necessity of
a little permanent perch or asylum there. I came within an ace of taking a very
modest one the day before I left — -just out the Grand Canal but looking straight ...
But the papers have not yet been signed, and so we say nothing about it — as
there are two rich people here each looking about for a palazzo, and if the Jew1
who now owns it had a superior offer, I think he is capable of throwing us over.
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