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Sunday, July 23, 2006
Honestly not as good as The Birth of Venus. But interesting.
Told from the viewpoint of Bucino, the companion of Fiametto, the courtesan of the title. The story opens in a besieged Rome, which the two of them escape to go to Venice, where Fiametto once again sets up a career as a courtesan. Interesting view of the sexual politics in Venice in the renaissance