Playing Away

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743213073
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 10/6/2000
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Italy, 1977 1
Is Anybody Home? 15
El Oued 20
The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia 27
From Equinox to Solstice and Beyond 31
Getting Plugged In 36
A Clean Well-Lighted Place ... Sort Of 43
Campari and Complexity at Center Court 50
Summertime, and the Living's Al Fresco 55
The Staying Power and the Glory 60
Symbols of Rome 73
The Mayor of Rome 78
Cat City 84
Moving? Don't Expect a New Lease on Life 90
James Jones, An Elegy 97
Off the Books, Between the Lines 101
Il Sorpasso 108
Pia Zadora's Never Around When You Need Her 115
Tuscany, Rooms, and Views 122
Cash, Don't Leave Home Without It 129
Winter on the Riviera 136
Gore Vidal: Puritan Moralist 142
The Junk-Food Wars 158
Monte Carlo 164
Hot Tickets 185
Rome, Closed City 192
Marrakech 199
Reflecting on Home and the Illusion of Perpetual Summer 209
Far from Center Court 215
A Stranger's House 222
Expatriate 229
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