The Souls Tariff Jay Johnson

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Published: April 21st 2014

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113 pages


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The Souls Tariff  by  Jay Johnson

The Souls Tariff by Jay Johnson
April 21st 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 113 pages | ISBN: | 8.77 Mb

The artistic and personal world of 16th-century Venice is beautifully evoked in Johnson’s kaleidoscopic novella... Johnson’s Tintoretto is a wonderfully convincing fictional creation, an inspired combination of brilliance and a contemplative kind ofMoreThe artistic and personal world of 16th-century Venice is beautifully evoked in Johnson’s kaleidoscopic novella... Johnson’s Tintoretto is a wonderfully convincing fictional creation, an inspired combination of brilliance and a contemplative kind of pessimism...particularly Venetian mordant humor filters throughout Johnson’s dialogue-rich book...

Johnson also does a first-rate job succinctly painting the tense international background in which Venice is threatened both by the Habsburgs in the north and the Ottomans in the east. The whole thing is fast-paced and entirely satisfying. Recommended. - Historical Novel SocietyJacopo Robusti, better known as the painter Tintoretto, is at a turning point in his life.

He has fought the establishment painters and made a name for himeself and his family. he has surrounded himself with prestigious members of court, and taken up appropriate social activities to please his wife. These very things have unanchored him, and he is drifting even as the church expects more from him due to his place in it.When a telescope arrives from the muslim world subsequent to Venetian espionage, he is asked to examine and replicate it.In the winter of 1571 Cyprus has fallen after the Venetians fled.The Habsburgs press on the Venetian State from the north.War with the Ottoman Empire is coming to the seas.



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