The Last Italian: Portrait of a People

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Since his childhood in Italy, William Murray has had a love affair with the country and its people. Here is his tribute to the Italy he so loves--a provocative, candid portrait that takes us off the beaten path and reveals an Italy not covered in any guidebook.
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Overview

Since his childhood in Italy, William Murray has had a love affair with the country and its people. Here is his tribute to the Italy he so loves--a provocative, candid portrait that takes us off the beaten path and reveals an Italy not covered in any guidebook.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The New Yorker 's Rome correspondent writes of his mother's native land, his affection tempered by awareness of its foibles. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671779993
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 6/1/1992
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 542,632
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Introduction xv
Romans from Rome
Chapter 1 Cronaca di Roma 3
Chapter 2 The Chains of Hope 23
Chapter 3 Horseman, Come Back 35
Chapter 4 Forza, Italia! 41
Legacies
Chapter 5 The Spoils of Sperlonga 51
Chapter 6 The Agony of Cassino 69
Chapter 7 The Venetian Mask 87
Neapolitan Connections
Chapter 8 The Old Cat 103
Chapter 9 The Tunnel of Chaos 119
Entrepreneurs
Chapter 10 The Queen of the Bogs 147
Chapter 11 La Fortuna 157
Chapter 12 The Model and the Playboy 179
Chapter 13 The Image of the Prince 191
Emigrants
Chapter 14 Italians in the Garden 221
Chapter 15 Golden Throats 233
Chapter 16 The Last Italian 247
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