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The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
01 October 2019
Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing
Travel was a way of life for the Austrian poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke, and it was integral to his work. Between 1897 and 1920 he visited Venice ten times. The city has inspired countless writers and artists, but Rilke was both enthralled and provoked by it, as eager to see and explore the city's deserted shipyards and back alleys as the iconic sights of St Mark's and the Doge's Palace. He would walk the city alone, staying in simple guesthouses or the grand palaces of his patrons. Birgit Haustedt guides readers through the city in the poet's footsteps, showing us the sights through Rilke's eyes.
By:   Birgit Haustedt
Translated by:   Stephen Brown
Imprint:   The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
ISBN:   9781909961630
ISBN 10:   1909961639
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Birgit Haustedt taught German Literature for several years at the University of Salerno, Italy, and now works as a freelance writer in Hamburg. She is the author of several books on Italy and Germany.

Reviews for Rilke's Venice

`You can learn a lot about both city and port in the lovingly written book' - Die Zeit

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