Subway Literature 2007
What is more, Massimo Cacciari's suggestion to translate into English the thirteenth book, the "Venetian" book, in order to involve the great number of tourists who use Venice's public transportation, was approved.
That which the subway hides is placed in evidence by the waterbus.
The world of the underground is dark, inhospitable, rapid. Spaces are swiftly crossed; the conquest of the light coincides with one's arrival at his destination.
From the large motorboat which slowly skims over the watery surface of Canal Grande, the most photographed aquatic stretch in all the world, yet which, perhaps, can no longer reveal its absolute magic to the bored everyday passengers who see it so frequently, we may well step down unwillingly, lamenting the fact that we must interrupt a journey of such marvellous sights.
For Venice, the invitation to read belongs to another moment, the waiting period, or that following your descent from the waterbus.
These are just the right moments to give yourself the gift of good reading.
di Fabio Marzari | :venews
Tr. Maria Fasolo
From the 12th september
Venice, ACTV lines