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

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9780099584254: Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

‘All Italy is here’ Sunday Times

From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona

Longlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award

In 1981 Tim Parks moved from England to Italy and spent the next thirty years alongside hundreds of thousands of Italians on his adopted country’s vast, various and ever-changing networks of trains.

Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians – conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants – Tim Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive. He explores how trains helped build Italy and how the railways reflect Italians’ sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond.

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"All Italy is here, its history, its character, its flaws" ( Sunday Times)

"A treat equivalent to a ride on the Orient Express" ( Wall Street Journal)

"Like the best train journeys, you don’t want it to end" ( New Statesman)

"A very funny hosanna to Italian railroad locomotion in all its rackety glory" ( Evening Standard, Books of the Year)

"Parks has the keenest of eyes for the telling of amusing detail ... He remains the best interpreter of Italian ways in Italy" ( Sunday Herald)

"Tim Parks has written a book about Italian railways that is engrossing, entertaining, and wonderfully revealing about the country and its people. It makes perfect armchair travelling – a delight from beginning to end" (David Lodge)

"The book is, as Tim Parks says, a search for the Italian character, which he evokes in dozens of gorgeously written scenes; but beyond that Parks is exploring the dynamic between tradition and innovation... Underneath everything, Parks is trying to come to a point of loving the world in all its confusion and frustration, and by the book's end he does, he does. Bravo" (David Shields)

"This latest peg on which to hang another ruminative book about the character of Italy provides Parks with a first-class ticket to ride as a lively, erudite raconteur in salty daily negotiation with what he calls a ‘dystopian paradise’" (Iain Finlayson The Times)

" With Paul Theroux apparently winding down, there might be an opening for Parks as a new laureate of international railways" (Andrew Martin Observer)

"Parks is also a railway enthusiast and this delightful book is the story of his love-hate relationship with Italian trains" ( Literary Review)

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A journey around Italy by train, full of humorous and insightful observations on what the railways and their travellers reveal about the country

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. All Italy is here . (Sunday Times). From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona 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. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099584254

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. All Italy is here . (Sunday Times). From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona 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. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099584254

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Italian Ways: On and off the Rails from Milan to Palermo, Tim Parks, "All Italy is here". (Sunday Times). From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona 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. Codice libro della libreria B9780099584254

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Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione libro: New. Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants, this title captures what makes Italian life distinctive. Num Pages: 288 pages, map (black and white). BIC Classification: 1DST; WGF; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 19. Weight in Grams: 210. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780099584254

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