2009.07.27

“Beauty is difficult,” Mayor Cacciari said, sounding as if he were addressing a graduate seminar in aesthetics rather than answering a question about municipal policy. He quoted Ezra Pound (the American poet, buried in Venice) quoting Aubrey Beardsley’s line to William Butler Yeats, a kind of literary game of telephone.

Cathy Newman, on Venice, in the August 2009 National Geographic.