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Italian Ways

On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

«All Italy is here, its history, its character, its flaws»

Sunday Times
A journey around Italy by train, full of humorous and insightful observations on what the railways and their travellers reveal about the country Les mer
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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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Forlag: Vintage
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 288
ISBN: 9780099584254
Format: 20 x 13 cm
Long-listed for Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2014 UK.
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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

«<b>With Paul Theroux apparently winding down, there might be an opening for Parks as a new laureate of international railways</b>»

, Observer

«Tim Parks has written a book about Italian railways that is <b>engrossing, entertaining, and wonderfully revealing about the country and its people</b>.<b> It makes perfect armchair travelling – a delight from beginning to end</b>»

«<b>All Italy is here, its history, its character, its flaws, and some of the things that Parks loves about the place</b>»

Sunday Times

«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»

«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<b> lively, erudite</b> raconteur in salty daily negotiation with what he calls a ‘dystopian paradise’»

, The Times

«Parks has the keenest of eyes for the telling of amusing detail ... He remains the best interpreter of Italian ways in Italy»

Sunday Herald
Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since. He is the author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, Cleaver, A Season with Verona and Teach Us to Sit Still. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask and Llewellyn Rhys awards, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lectures on literary translation in Milan, writes for publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and his many translations from the Italian include works by Moravia, Calvino, Calasso, Tabucchi and Machiavelli.