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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

An Hour in Heaven by Quillori

'Venice is always a city of light. It is built of stone, heavy stone that sinks by creeping inches into the mud, but by some alchemy of architecture that stone is so perfectly proportioned, so pierced about with windows and arches, so delicately formed into balconies and curving stairs, that it seems to float, almost to rise up, and the light floods in everywhere, banishing the gloom and dank that should be inevitable in a crowded city being swallowed slowly by a swampy lagoon.' Beautifully written & atmospheric short centering on Giulietta, with a provocative notion implied in the summary

[Added 27/12/2017; Drama; 1000-2500; Les Contes d'Hoffmann]