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The Italy of the Italians

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Published by C. Scribner"s Sons in New York .
Written in English



  • Italy.,
  • Italy


  • Italy,
  • Italy -- Intellectual life

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Edition Notes

Statementby Helen Zimmern ...
LC ClassificationsDG428 .Z7
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 291 p.
Number of Pages291
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6981146M
LC Control Number07006779

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  John Hooper is a journalist who has spent many years living and working in Italy. Previously he worked and lived in Spain and wrote The New Spaniards. The Italians is similar to that book. He takes a big picture view of the country, examining its history, the system of justice, politics, crime (including the Mafia), religion, and so on/5. Luigi Barzini was an Italian journalist, writer and politician most famous for his book The Italians, delving deeply into the Italian national character and introducing many Anglo-Saxon readers to /5. The Italy of the Italians Helen Zimmern Full view - It is just what it should be, and what books with similar objects so seldom are, and it will long remain a monument to the author's talents. Miss Zimmern leaves us no excuse for not understanding the Italy of to-day.   In The Italians, he sets out to explore the borders between the real and the seeming in Italian history and culture. Italy, we know, is a land of contradictions.

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Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of seemingly unsolvable riddles. John Hooper's entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians.   This book explores the Italian lifestyle through the observance of a neighborhood on Via Columbre, the main street in a village just outside Verona. Tim Parks is an Englishman who married an Italian and has lived in Italy for thirty years, so he has an insider-outsider perspective on what he sees, which allows him to offer tips on how to not.   The book is highly recommended if you’re planning a trip to Italy’s south, and especially Calabria, reading this will give you an appreciation of the finer points of culture and geography. Calabria, the Other Italy Other Books About Italy. Can you judge a book by its cover? Try our Italian Books and Gifts Pinterest board for more books about Italy.   One of the epigraphs John Hooper uses to introduce the various chapters in his new book, “The Italians,” is a bit of dialogue from the film “The Third Man.”.