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REVIEW: "Italian Ways,’’ by Tim Parks

REVIEW: "Italian Ways,’’ by Tim Parks | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Tim Parks is ideally suited to describing the customs and foibles of Italian ways
Mariano Pallottini's insight:

http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Ways-Rails-Milan-Palermo/dp/0393239322


The best-selling author of Italian Neighbors returns with a wry and revealing portrait of Italian life—by riding its trains.

Now, in his first Italian travelogue in a decade, he delivers a charming and funny portrait of Italian ways by riding its trains from Verona to Milan, Rome to Palermo, and right down to the heel 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: an obsession with speed but an acceptance of slower, older ways; a blind eye toward brutal architecture amid grand monuments; and an undying love of a good argument and the perfect cappuccino.

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