Friday, July 11, 2008

A new biography of Giacomo Casanova

Ian Kelly "Casanova"

'Ian Kelly has taken on a tremendous challenge and produced a great blast of a book, packed with energy and information, marinated in sympathy and understanding, and rippling with enthusiasm right down to the final footnote.' --Telegraph

'Where others have berated Casanova for exaggeration, inaccuracy or manifest error, Kelly extends him imaginative sympathy...he does provide a surprisingly intimate sense of what Casanova was like.' --The Times