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This is the first book in a new Anti-Voyages series which aims to subvert the clichés of travel and travel writing. In a world glutted with books extolling foreign lands and intrepid travelers, Against Venice stands alone. Noted intellectual Regis Debray evokes a vivid picture for us in hyperbolic, tongue-in-cheek prose of a cultural amusement park, a kind of Euro-Disney f ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published January 6th 2000 by North Atlantic Books (first published 1995)
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Nicolas Baygert
Pamphlet engagé et engageant contre la cité des Doges. « Ne consommez pas du Venise, s’exclame Debray, drogue qui n’est douce qu’au premier « voyage ». (p. 13) »



Debray oppose Naples, cité du vivant, à Venise, formolisée, qui par delà toute fierté, est devenue le Walhalla d’une « civilisation des loisirs » mondialisée. Mais l’« occident fabuleux des jeunes mariés japonais (p. 63)» symbolise également, pour le pratiquant occidental, l’«ultime sanctification du laïque (p. 81) », soumis à la religio
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Shelves: venezia
Irritante dall'inizio alla fine, quando conclude dicendo "lo so benissimo che dò fastidio". Dà fastidio il tono saccente, anche quando parla di cose che non conosce "Napoli esibisce lenzuola e mutande in mezzo alla strada, a Venezia la biancheria si fa asciugare in cortile, come vuole la buona creanza".
Buona parte del libro è dedicato al confronto fra Napoli e Venezia, e le preferenze dell'autore sono per Napoli. "Venezia ha stile. Napoli ha di meglio: possiede un tono".
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I like the idea, that tourism has become nothing but an obstacle for culture to pursue. though it reads like a fake travel guide. which is stupid. We'll see.
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Intellectual, journalist, government official and professor. He is known for his theorization of mediology, a critical theory of the long-term transmission of cultural meaning in human society; and for having fought in 1967 with Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara in Bolivia.
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