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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo (Hardback)
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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 06/06/2013
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This is a journey around Italy by train, full of humorous and insightful observations on what the railways and their travellers reveal about the country. In Italian Ways, bestselling writer Tim Parks brings us a fresh portrait of Italy today through a wry account of his train journeys around the country. Whether describing his daily commute from Milan to Verona, his regular trips to Florence and Rome, or his occasional sojourns to Naples and Sicily, Parks uses his thirty years of amusing and maddening experiences on Italian trains to reveal what he calls the 'charmingly irritating dystopian paradise' of Italy. Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants - Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive. Italian Ways also explores how trains helped build Italy and how the railways reflect Italians' sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond. Most of all, Italian Ways is an entertaining attempt to capture the essence of modern Italy.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781846557743
Weight: 622 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 29 mm

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“A Pleasant Journey”

British intellectual Tim Park’s 'Italian Ways' explores Italian culture through his extensively personal experience of rail travel. Much can be said for this manner of analysis, as the read demonstrates.... More

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30th December 2013
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