Re: BOOKS: The Book of the Courtesans

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sat Feb 09 2002 - 07:25:41 MST

On Wednesday, February 06, 2002 2:07 PM Brian D Williams wrote:
> The Book of the Courtesans
> Susan Griffin's fascinating account of the courtesans, women with
> great power in a time when most women had none.
> Not just the courtesans and their lives, but the lives of their
> patrons, their times and even their methods.
> Wonderfull stories of Paris during the Belle Epoque, Venice during
> the Cinquecento, philosophers, poets, painters, and politicians.
> And I'm barely halfway through.

I heard Griffin interviewed on the radio a few weeks back (by Leonard
Lopate on WNYC's "NY and Company" show). She's very articulate and I
found her discussion of Venice to be very interesting. I haven't picked
up the book yet...


Daniel Ust

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