The Air Show at Brescia, 1909

The Air Show at Brescia, 1909

An entrancing avant-garde adventure at the dawn of the modern age

In 1909, municipal authorities built an airfield in northern Italy and invited leading pilots to compete on it. The show attracted thousands of spectators--among them Giacomo Puccini and Gabriele d'Annunzio--and reporters, including, amazingly, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, and Luigi Barzini. Peter Demetz's sparkling new book tells the enchanting story of what happened in the air and on the ground before,… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 23, 2002)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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