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The Resource La Bella Lingua

La Bella Lingua

Label
La Bella Lingua
Title
La Bella Lingua
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Hales
Title variation
  • La bella lingua
  • bella lingua
Title variation remainder
a journey through the worlds most enchanting language
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A celebration of the language and culture of Italy, La Bella Lingua is the story of how a language shaped a nation, told against the backdrop of one woman's personal quest to speak fluent Italian. For anyone who has been to Italy, the fantasy of living the Italian life is powerfully seductive. But to truly become Italian, one must learn the language. This is how Dianne Hales began her journey. In La Bella Lingua, she brings the story of her decades-long experience with the "the world's most loved and lovable language" together with explorations of Italy' s history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle and food in a true opera amorosa — a labor of her love of Italy.Over the course of twenty-five years, she has studied Italian through Berlitz, books, CDs, podcasts, private tutorials and conversation groups, and, most importantly, time spent in Italy. In the process the Italian language became not just a passion and a pleasure, but a passport into Italy's storia and its very soul. She invites readers to join her as she traces the evolution of Italian in the zesty graffiti on the walls of Pompeii, in Dante's incandescent cantos and in Boccaccio's bawdy Decameron. She portrays how social graces remain woven into the fabric of Italian: even the chipper "ciao," which does double duty as "hi" and "bye," reflects centuries of bella figura. And she exalts the glories of Italy's food and its rich and often uproarious gastronomic language: Italians deftly describe someone uptight as a baccala (dried cod), a busybody who noses into everything as a prezzemolo (parsley), a worthless or banal movie as a polpettone (large meatball). Like Dianne, readers of La Bella Lingua will find themselves innamorata, enchanted, by Italian, fascinated by its saga, tantalized by its adventures, addicted to its sound, and ever eager to spend more time in its company
Summary
Follows the author's quest to learn Italian over twenty-five years and her study of the ties between the language and Italy's culture, literature, history, and food
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315388
Cataloging source
BT
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1950-
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Hales, Dianne
Dewey number
914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Grammar & Language Usage
  • Language Arts
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a journey through the world's most enchanting language
Label
La Bella Lingua
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:663646ec-be2a-425f-9f81-08fd8cafa88b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767932110
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
La Bella Lingua
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:663646ec-be2a-425f-9f81-08fd8cafa88b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767932110
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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