Utopian Dreams

Utopian Dreams

by Tobias Jones
     
 

Utopian Dreams offers one writer's attempt to retreat from the 'real world' - which is making him emptier and angrier by the day - and seek out the alternatives to modern manners and morality. Instead of cynicism, loneliness and depression, is it possible to be idealistic, to find belonging and companionship with others who share your sadness, or even,…  See more details below

Overview

Utopian Dreams offers one writer's attempt to retreat from the 'real world' - which is making him emptier and angrier by the day - and seek out the alternatives to modern manners and morality. Instead of cynicism, loneliness and depression, is it possible to be idealistic, to find belonging and companionship with others who share your sadness, or even, perhaps, your happiness? With his wife and baby in tow, Jones spends a year with spritualists, time-travellers, reformed drug addicts and Quakers, producing a fascinating exploration of the meaning of community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571300211
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
10/04/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
416 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tobias Jones studied at Jesus College, Oxford. He was on the staff of the London Review of Books and the Independent on Sunday before moving to Parma in 1999. Since the publication of The Dark Heart of Italy he has written and presented two TV series for Rai 3: Ricchi d'Italia and Cervelli d'Italia.

Tobias Jones is the author of two travel books, The Dark Heart of Italy and Utopian Dreams. His novel, The Salati Case, was the first in a series featuring the Italian private detective Castagnetti, followed by White Death.

In 2012 he published his true crime account of an Italian serial killer, Blood on the Altar.

Jones has written and presented documentaries for the BBC, and for RAI television in Italy, and is a columnist for the Observer and Internazionale.

He runs a small 'woodland shelter' in Somerset with his wife and three children.

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