The author begins this book by roaming literary Russia, but then strays into a maze of that country's sensual sounds, smells, fetishes and foods. Along the way, his prose takes in vodka, crows, Chekhov, bed-bugs, Tartars and tartar sauce, cures, beards, prisons, beer, toilets, Tolstoy's cook and his horse called Delirium. In the second part of the book, Buzzi wanders around a villa in Sicily, wondering about such things as matchboxes, tuna fish with red carnations in their mouths on market stalls, flies' stomachs, and plumbers' handshakes. But he soon becomes lost in a series of remembered journeys to an England of marmalade, to the Yucatan of the Mayan king Nemesio Xiu (whose name means "herb, prince of herb"), to Milan, Mexico, Rome, Belgrade, and back to Sicily.
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Descrizione libro FABER AND FABER, 1996. Condizione libro: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP22054991
Descrizione libro FABER AND FABER. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G057117728XI3N00
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good. First Edition. A very nice clean copy of this first edition / first issue hardback in dust wrapper. No significant wear to the book or wrapper. Wrapper is now covered in a removable archival film for protection. Real book from a real bookseller. The photo is of the book you will get! - thank you for choosing Ellwood Books. Codice libro della libreria mon0000071227
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber., 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. First uncorrected proofs. VG. 8x6. 148pp. Codice libro della libreria 391168
Descrizione libro FABER AND FABER, London, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. A crisp, clean copy. Edges of dustjacket show some wear. ; 7.09 X 4.57 X 0.79 inches; 144 pages. Codice libro della libreria 215979
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1996 first UK edition Faber and Faber hardback; VG clean ex-library copy (never loaned) with unclipped dj in protective sleeve, usual stamps; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Book. Codice libro della libreria 11083
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1996. hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st Edition. London. 1996. Faber & Faber. 1st British Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. 147 pages. hardcover. Cover: Matthew Andrews. 057117728x. keywords: Literature Translated Italy. inventory # 31820. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Aldo Buzzi traveled the world soaking up the experiences, sights, sounds and tastes that have gone into the creation of these delectable diversions. From exotic ports of call like Djakarta, Gorgonzola, Sicily and Moscow, and featuring menus such as roast monkey, cabbage soup, risotto, and 19 types of vodka, this is a book to satisfy both the senses and the mind. Codice libro della libreria 31820
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber Limited, 1996. Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Good condition hardback Good condition DJ not price clipped. 147 pages good and clean with clear print. No foxing, no previous names. Journey to the Land of the Flies and other travels. Good clean pages and clear print. 'What does a dash of pig's head and Brussels sprouts have in common with Tolstoy's habit of writing standing up? Nothing, except their rewarding coexistence in the spacious sensibility of Aldo Buzzi. His distinctive writing distils a vast knowledge of the culture, character, landscape and cuisine of many nations, particularly Russia and his own Italy, into a book as carthy as it is erudite. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. Codice libro della libreria 007309