Allen Ginsberg, Venice, 1957.

Allen Ginsberg
Letter from Allen Ginsberg to Eugene Brooks
July 15, 1957 

With an afterword by Bill Morgan 

75€

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This limited edition has been produced by the publishing house Damocle Edizioni – Venice
in 99 numbered copies on Papermilk 140 gr. paper by Cartiera Cordenons.
The printing was made by Margarita Fjodorova and Pierpaolo Pregnolato
with a Saroglia press, polymer plates, wooden and metal typefaces. 

In 1957, when he was thirty years old, Ginsberg made his first visit to Europe. When he left home he was an unknown poet, having published only a handful of poems in obscure little magazines. When he returned a year later, he was world famous as the author of the collection of poems “Howl And Other Poems”. After stopping in Morocco to visit with his old friend, William S. Burroughs, Allen and Peter Orlovsky continued on to Spain, France, and finally Italy where they settled down to stay with Alan Ansen for a few months. They had met Ansen in New York City a decade earlier when he was working as W.H. Auden’s secretary. Ansen himself had just been in Tangier with Jack Kerouac helping Burroughs put together the manuscript for Naked Lunch. Ginsberg and Orlovsky stayed with Ansen at his apartment in Venice for much of the summer and it was during this period that Allen wrote many letters including this one to his brother, Eugene Brooks, back in New York. [Bill Morgan]

Bill Morgan is an archivist, writer, and editor, who has written and edited more than forty books dealing with the Beat Generation. Among them are I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life Of Allen Ginsberg; The Typewriter Is Holy: The Complete, Uncensored History Of The Beat Generation; and The Best Minds Of My Generation: A Literary History Of The Beats. He has continued to work as an archivist working with literary figures like Arthur Miller, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Oliver Sacks. This work was conceived while in residence with the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice and it to them that this book is dedicated. 

Bill Morgan is an archivist, writer, and editor, who has written and edited more than forty books dealing with the Beat Generation. Among them are I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life Of Allen Ginsberg; The Typewriter Is Holy: The Complete, Uncensored History Of The Beat Generation; and The Best Minds Of My Generation: A Literary History Of The Beats. He has continued to work as an archivist working with literary figures like Arthur Miller, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Oliver Sacks. This work was conceived while in residence with the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice and it to them that this book is dedicated. 

The New Venice Haggadah

The New Venice Haggadah

The artists
Jacqueline Nicholls, Andi Arnovitz, Josh Baum, Yael David-Cohen,
Nathan Gotlib, Sophie Herxheimer, Kyra Matustik, Hillel Smith.

Translator: Marc Michael Epstein
Edited by: Shaul Bassi & Pierpaolo Pregnolato

A project of
Beit Venezia. A Home for Jewish Culture

Hebrew English parallel text

ISBN 978-88-32163-16-2
25 €

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This lavishly illustrated Haggadah, the beloved Jewish book read around the Seder table on Passover eve, celebrates the creative legacy of the Ghetto of Venice. Founded in 1516 to confine the Jews, the Ghetto became the home of a vibrant community of people from Italy, Germany, Spain and the Levant. It made Venice the capital of Jewish publishing, with the first complete Talmud, Torah commentaries, mysticism and, in 1609, a famous Haggadah printed in several languages reflecting the diversity of the Ghetto’s Jewish communities. To mark the Ghetto quincentennial, Beit Venezia, the international center for Jewish Studies in Venice, invited eight Jewish artists from all over the world to design a new Venice Haggadah, after a full immersion in the city and a residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. The twenty-four beautiful etchings, first exhibited at the Jewish Museum of Venice, offer a unique visual commentary on the Hebrew text, accompanied by a new English translation intended to invite discussion and interpretation. The New Venice Haggadah is informed by the spirit of the “original” while being consummately fresh, contemporary and innovative.

John Ruskin, St. James of the Deep Stream – San Giacomo di Rialto

St. James of the Deep Stream – San Giacomo di Rialto
John Ruskin 

ISBN 978-88-32163-29-2

10 €

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San Giacomo di Rialto, consacrata nel 421, è secondo la tradizione la chiesa più antica di Venezia.

John Ruskin nato a Londra nel 1819 e morto a Brantwood nel 1900, fu artista, scienziato, poeta, filosofo e soprattutto importante critico d’arte del suo tempo. Testo inglese-italiano a fronte.

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POEMS FOR SARRA – POESIE PER SARA, Meena Alexander – Rita Dove – Esther Schor

POEMS FOR SARRA – POESIE PER SARA 
Meena Alexander – Rita Dove – Esther Schor 

traduzione di Anita Pinzi e Federico Mazzocchi 
a cura di Shaul Bassi 

In copertina: illustrazione di Roberto Mazzetto

ISBN 978-88-943223-6-1

10 €

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Sarra Copia Sulam lived, learned, and created in the Ghetto of Venice in the early seventeenth century. Four hundred years later, three distinguished poets – Meena Alexander, Rita Dove, Esther Schor – revisited her life and works by living in Venice and exploring the Ghetto. This is their poetic tribute to a Jewish woman who defied with her art and pride the conventions of her time and place.

Sara Copio Sullam visse, studiò e creò nel Ghetto di Venezia agli inizi del Seicento. Quattro secoli più tardi, tre celebri poetesse – Meena Alexander, Rita Dove, Esther Schor – hanno rivisitato la sua vita e le sue opere, vivendo a Venezia ed esplorando il Ghetto. Questo è il loro omaggio in poesia a una donna ebrea che sfidò con la sua arte ed il suo orgoglio le convenzioni del suo tempo e luogo.

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MORGAN O’Hara – PERDUTO E TROVATO A VENEZIA

PERDUTO E TROVATO A VENEZIA
Morgan O’Hara

Queste opere di Morgan O’Hara editate da Damocle Edizioni sono state realizzate con il carattere in legno del Premiato Stabilimento Tipografico e Legatoria Giulio Vianelli di Chioggia Venezia di epoca fine ottocento, composto a mano e stampato in 11 copie numerate e firmate con nero tipografico nella Stamperia del Tintoretto su carta fatta a mano da Fernando Masone cartaio di Giudecca nella città di Venezia nel mese di ottobre 2017.

Si tratta di una raccolta di parole nel dialetto veneziano di mestieri, detti popolari, modi di dire antichi e in uso ancora oggi in città e nella terraferma veneziana.

Quest’opera è entrata a far parte della collezione permanente del British Museum, Londra.

Venice. A sketch-book

VENICE
A sketch-book
Frederick Charles Richards

ISBN 978-88-943223-0-9

10 €

Frederick Charles Richards (1878-1932). In 1911 Richards exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy; then followed the diploma of the Royal College of Art and the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Painters-Etchers. In 1913 he was invited to make drawings for the Oxford Sketch Book. This was the first of a series of reproductions of pencil drawings which embraced Eton and Windsor, Florence,Venice, Rome. In 1927 he moved to Egypt, holding exhibitions at Alexandria and Teheran and presenting twenty-one of his Oriental etchings to his native town. He returned to London in the autumn of 1931 and in a few months wrote A Persian Journey.

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Venice: Writing Under the Influence

Venice: Writing Under the Influence
Rita Bottoms

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In copertina: fotografia di Rita Bottoms, 1990

testo a fronte inglese-italiano
traduzione di Giada Diano e Margherita Pagni

ISBN 978-88-96590-97-3

8 €

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“I look into the photograph of the white-haired man seated on the banquette his head down as he reads a book there is a small marble table and chair in front of him he is alone inside this long narrow room of the centuries old cafe most of the back wall is a large window a chandelier and lighted sconces reflected in the gilded mirrors make the entire space golden I go there often”

“Guardo la fotografia delluomo con i capelli bianchi seduto sul divanetto la testa reclinata mentre legge un libro un tavolino di marmo e una sedia di fronte a lui è da solo nella stanza lunga e stretta di questo caffè vecchio di secoli la maggior parte della parete posteriore è unampia vetrata un lampadario e le applique accese riflesse negli specchi dorati rendono dorato lintero spazio Vado lì spesso”

Artist and writer, Rita Bottoms worked with many photographers, writers, musicians, publishers, artists, and filmakers.

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