Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

by Tim Parks


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393348828
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/05/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 317,897
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tim Parks was born in Manchester, England, in 1954, grew up in London, and has lived in Italy since 1981. His novels include Europa, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and he is the author of several nonfiction accounts of life in Italy, including Italian Neighbors and An Italian Education. During his years in Italy, Parks has translated works by Italo Calvino, Roberto Calasso, Alberto Moravia, and Machiavelli. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, for which he blogs.

Table of Contents

Preface XIII

Part 1 The Train of the Living Dead

Chapter 1 Verona-Milano 3

Chapter 2 Milano-Verona 42

Part 2 First Class, High Speed

Chapter 3 Verona-Milano 81

Chapter 4 Milano-Firenze 117

Part 3 To the End of the Land

Chapter 5 Milano-Roma-Palermo 147

Chapter 6 Crotone-Taranto-Lecce 194

Chapter 7 Lecce-Otranto 232

Epilogue 255

Acknowledgments 263

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Italian Ways: On and off the Rails from Milan to Palermo 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Basil More than 1 year ago
Tim Parks may be London-born, but for the past 30 years he's been Italian-adopted, living in Verona with his Italian wife and their children and commuting to his teaching chores at a Milan University via the nation's quirky railway system. Trains are the theme of this bright, engaging book, which tells the reader just why "Italy is not a country for beginners," and cheerfully demonstrating why the whole distance from Milan to Palermo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I begin to feel more sympathy for the capotreno. Was there nothing this man liked? Why did he stay in Italy for 30 years if nothing suited him? A thoroughly discouraging book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked in. "Sorry im late i got cght up with stuff at home."