INVITATION TO THE VOYAGE by Leslie Katz

INVITATION TO THE VOYAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The first person- in the name of Abel Cone- itinerary and commentary of a provincial New Yorker's eight weeks in France and Italy, this touches only lightly on the externals of travel and concentrates on his impressions of castles and palaces and piazzas-and largely paintings and sculptures. With an old friend, Kay, as his cicerone- a highly informed one, he travelled through the south of France on to Italy- to Pisa- to Florence where the splendor of its pictures and statues left him ""exhausted from exhilaration""- up to Venice, Padua, and finally France again. The journey- except for the sharing of aesthetic responses and tastes- is a very impersonal one- sometimes idiosyncratic- which may well limit the receptivity of others.

Pub Date: March 26th, 1958
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace