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The Resource Italian ways : on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo, Tim Parks

Italian ways : on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo, Tim Parks

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Italian ways : on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo
Title
Italian ways
Title remainder
on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo
Statement of responsibility
Tim Parks
Title variation
On and off the rails from Milan to Palermo
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book 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
Summary
English ex-pat Tim Parks (a resident in Italy since 1981) explores the wonderful, awful experience of traveling Italy with wry, insightful humor. Riding the rails from Italy top to bottom presents an up-close experiences of Italian life, past and present. With memorable vignettes of those he meets along the way (many of whom hate the train system) interspersed with railway history (he boards cars from pre-World War II, to modern high-speed ones), this entertaining travelogue delivers a slice of Italian culture at large. - Description by Dawn Towery
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10185541
Cataloging source
DLC
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Parks, Tim
Dewey number
914.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Parks, Tim
  • Railway travel
  • Railways
  • Railways
  • Italy
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
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on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo
Label
Italian ways : on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo, Tim Parks
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Publication
Control code
000051623808
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 261 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846557743
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Italian ways : on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo, Tim Parks
Publication
Control code
000051623808
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 261 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846557743
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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