A Season With Verona

A Season With Verona

Haaaayllas, waving my plastic flag. It's the first home game of the season. Verona
face the daunting Udinese, already well advanced in the UEFA cup. Please don't
lose. A chant starts up. 'Vcrona, Verona segnaper nm'!' Verona, score for us.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448105168

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities? Tim Parks goes on the road to follow the fortunes of Hellas Verona football club, to pay a different kind of visit to some of the world's most beautiful cities. This is a highly personal account of one man's relationship with a country, its people and its national sport. A book that combines the pleasures of travel writing with a profound analysis of one country's mad, mad way of keeping itself entertained.
Categories: Travel

A Season With Verona Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion National Character and Goals

A Season With Verona  Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion  National Character  and   Goals

Soccer-club. Here is his rollicking report.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611455650

Category: Italy

Page: 464

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After 20 years of living in Italy, Tim Parks, whom Joseph Brodsky, has called the best British author working today, spent a full year following the fortunes-and misfortunes-of the Verona football-oops! Soccer-club. Here is his rollicking report. Fro Udine to Catania, from San Siro to the Olimpico, traveling with the fans and the players from the tip to the toe of Italy, Tim Parks offers a highly personal account of his relationship with a country, its people, and its national sport. The fans, as always are accused of vulgarity, racism, and violence. The police are ambiguous, the journeys exhausting, the referees unforgivable, the anecdotes hilarious. In a world stripped of idealism and increasingly bereft of religion, Parks suggests that soccer offers a new and fiercely ironic way of engaging with the sacred.
Categories: Italy

Italian Neighbours

Italian Neighbours

When Tim Parks first moved to Verona he found it irresistible and infuriating in equal measure; this book is the story of his love affair with it.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446485576

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"Am I giving the impression that I don't like the Veneto? It's not true. I love it. But like any place that's become home I hate it too." How does an Englishman cope when he moves to Italy - not the tourist idyll but the real Italy? When Tim Parks first moved to Verona he found it irresistible and infuriating in equal measure; this book is the story of his love affair with it. Infused with an objective passion, he unpicks the idiosyncrasies and nuances of Italian culture with wit and affection. Italian Neighbours is travel writing at its best.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Italian Education

An Italian Education

Tim Parks offers another lively firsthand account of Italian society and culture—this time focusing on all the little things that turn an ordinary newborn infant into a true Italian.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802191144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A “marvelous” Mediterranean memoir of an expatriate father raising his children in Italy—from the author of Italian Neighbors (The Washington Post). Tim Parks offers another lively firsthand account of Italian society and culture—this time focusing on all the little things that turn an ordinary newborn infant into a true Italian. When British-born Tim Parks heard a mother at the beach in Pescara shout to her son, “Alberto, don’t sweat! No you can’t go in the sea till eleven, it’s still too cold, go and see your cousin in row three number fifty-two,” he was inspired to write about parenting in Italy—which he was doing himself at the time after adopting the country as his own. In this humorous memoir, Parks offers an enchanting portrait of Italian childhood that shifts from comedy to despair in the time it takes to sing a lullaby. The result is “a wry, thoughtful, and often hilarious book . . . a parable of how our children, no matter what, are other than ourselves” (The New Yorker). “Glimpses of Italy that are fond, critical, pithy and penetrating.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Destiny

Destiny

And why is grief so slow in coming? Analyzing the three decades of his love-hate relationship, Burton finds his life a web of contradictions, questions, and confusions. And yet, clearly, it has also been his destiny.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099284949

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Page: 248

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Three months after returning to England, Christopher Burton, receives a phone-call at the reception desk of the Rembrandt Hotel, Knightsbridge that informs him of his son's suicide. But why on receiving this terrible news, does Burton immediately decide that he must leave his Italian wife of thirty years standing? Why does he find it so difficult to focus on his grief for his son? DESTINY is a satisfying story and a profound meditation on marriage and identity. Tim Parks gives us a frightening experience of what it means to tread the narrow line between sanity and psychosis.
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Out of My Head

Out of My Head

When Tim Parks came across a radical new theory of consciousness, he set on a quest that moves through one sparkling encounter after another to arrive at the deepest of questions: what stuff exactly is consciousness made of?

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473548008

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 486

Is my experience real? Or just a movie in my head? Am I no more than a super computer? You are your brain, neuroscientists tell us. Everything happens in there. Yet even the most sophisticated brain scan cannot tell us who we are. Nothing in our neurons remotely suggests the rich nature of our experience, the colours, sounds and smells that make up our lives. When Tim Parks came across a radical new theory of consciousness, he set on a quest that moves through one sparkling encounter after another to arrive at the deepest of questions: what stuff exactly is consciousness made of? And where is it? Inside or out? ‘An exceptionally witty and compelling look at the nature of consciousness... Parks is a delight to read’ Iain McGilchrist ‘[It has] wit, humanity and insight... Parks is an entertaining companion throughout’ Mail on Sunday
Categories: Psychology

Italian Ways

Italian Ways

‘All Italy is here’ Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona Longlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award In 1981 Tim Parks moved from England to Italy and spent the ...

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448162529

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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‘All Italy is here’ Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and A Season with Verona Longlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award In 1981 Tim Parks moved from England to Italy and spent the next thirty years alongside hundreds of thousands of Italians on his adopted country’s vast, various and ever-changing networks of trains. Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians – conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants – Tim Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive. He explores how trains helped build Italy and how the railways reflect Italians’ sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond.
Categories: Literary Collections

Italian Neighbors

Italian Neighbors

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year: A deliciously entertaining account of expatriate life in a small village just outside Verona, Italy. Tim Parks is anything but a gentleman in Verona.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802191151

Category: Travel

Page: 280

View: 406

A New York Times Notable Book: A deliciously entertaining account of expatriate life in a small village just outside Verona, Italy. Tim Parks is anything but a gentleman in Verona. So after ten years of living with his Italian wife, Rita, in an Italian condominium bubbling with Italian life around him, the novelist found that he had inadvertently collected a gallery full of splendid characters. In this wittily observed account, Parks introduces readers to his home, a typical provincial Italian neighborhood with a statue of the Virgin at one end of the street, a derelict bottle factory at the other, and a wealth of exotic flora and fauna in between. Via Colombre, the village’s main street, offers an exemplary hodgepodge of all that is new and old in the bel paese, a point of collision between invading suburbia and diehard peasant tradition in a sometimes madcap, sometimes romantic, always mixed-up world of creeping vines, stuccoed walls, shotguns, security cameras, hypochondria, and expensive sports cars. More than a mere travelogue, Italian Neighbors is a vivid portrait of the real Italy and a compelling story of how even the most foreign people and places gradually assume the familiarity of home. “One of the most delightful travelogues imaginable . . . so vivid, so packed with delectable details.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
Categories: Travel

The Linguist

The Linguist

Journal of the Institute of Linguists. International calendar of events international
calendar Threlford Lecture 2002 delivered by Professor Geoffrey Bownas in
Winchester. RA HUELLES TIM PARKS A Season with Verona Fax : + 420 2242 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113375401

Category: Linguistics

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Where I m Reading From

Where I m Reading From

In this collection of lively and provocative pieces he talks about what readers want from books and how to look at the literature we encounter in a new light.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473513426

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 111

Should you finish every book you start? How has your family influenced the way you read? What is literary style? How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup? Why do you hate the book your friend likes? Is writing really just like any other job? What happens to your brain when you read a good book? As a novelist, translator and critic, Tim Parks is well-placed to investigate any questions we have about books and reading. In this collection of lively and provocative pieces he talks about what readers want from books and how to look at the literature we encounter in a new light. These pieces were originally published as columns in the New York Review of Books.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakspere s Werke

Shakspere s Werke

15 How I would make him fawn , and beg , and seek , And wait the season , and
observe the times , And spend his prodigal wits in bootless rhymes , And shape
his service wholly to my hests , 16 And make him proud to make me proud that ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118897995

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Cara Massimina

Cara Massimina

Bored and broke, Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, stumbles on a plan for financial salvation – to marry Massimina, one of his lovelier students.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448156481

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 99

Bored and broke, Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, stumbles on a plan for financial salvation – to marry Massimina, one of his lovelier students. And if his intentions are frustrated by a suspicious, conservative family, is it any fault of his that the girl chooses to elope? Obsessed by self-advancement and excitement, Morris’s dreams of blackmail, theft and murder plunge him deep into a chilling nightmare of deception and violence.
Categories: Fiction

Tempest Two gentlemen of Verona Merry wives of Windsor Measure for measure Comedy of errors Much ado about nothing Love s labour s lost Midsummer night s dream Merchant of Venice As you like it Taming of the shrew All s well that ends well Twelfth night A winter s tale King John King Richard II First and second parts of King Henry IV King Henry V First and second parts of King Henry VI

Tempest  Two gentlemen of Verona  Merry wives of Windsor  Measure for measure  Comedy of errors  Much ado about nothing  Love s labour s lost  Midsummer night s dream  Merchant of Venice  As you like it  Taming of the shrew  All s well that ends well  Twelfth night  A winter s tale  King John  King Richard II  First and second parts of King Henry IV  King Henry V  First and second parts of King Henry VI

Ay , buck ; I warrant you , buck ; and of the season too , it shall appear . [ done ?
What ' s the matter ? how now ? ( Exeunt Servants with the basket . ] Gentlemen ,
I Mrs . Page . O mistress Ford , what have you have dreamed to - night ; I ' ll tell ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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ISBN: PRNC:32101066123553

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Italian Life

Italian Life

Thought-provoking, surprising and always entertaining, Italian Life is a behind-the-scenes look at a paradoxical country: a gripping account of how Italy really happens. *A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR**

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473575288

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 421

How does Italy really work? The bestselling writer on Italian culture sets out to answer the big question There is no world for whistle-blower in Italian, though you can absolutely chiudere un’occhio (turn a blind eye). In all areas of public life – community, education, employment – your connections are everything. From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education and Italian Ways, Italian Life is a particular reckoning with a beloved adopted country. It takes place in a university in the north. Valeria, a talented young woman from hot, dusty Basilicata, enrols together with thousands of others for a degree course that could take anything between three and ten years to complete, given the vagaries of the system. She has sacrificed a great deal to get here. However, as both Valeria and her rich supporting cast of students and professors will soon discover, there are dark and capricious forces at the institution’s heart. Unfolding into a story of power and corruption, influence and exclusion, Tim Parks’ compelling new book shows that an education is about understanding the workings of a society – in this case one where family, culture and innovation are shadowed by nepotism, bureaucracy and intrigue. Thought-provoking, surprising and always entertaining, Italian Life is a behind-the-scenes look at a paradoxical country: a gripping account of how Italy really happens.
Categories: Travel

Frommer s Italy From 70 a Day

Frommer s Italy From  70 a Day

Author: Reid Bramblett

Publisher: *Frommers

ISBN: 0764567411

Category: Travel

Page: 768

View: 717

"Written in the spirit of discovery, as Frommer’s guides always have been, and it bears the time-tested pedigree." –Chicago Sun-Times Frommer’s Dollar-A-Day guides show you how to travel in style–without breaking the bank. You’ll find inexpensive accommodations that don’t skimp on comfort. Affordable restaurants where locals go for a good meal. And all the best sightseeing and shopping values. Frommer’s Dollar-A-Day guidebooks. First-class travel on a budget. Everything You Need for an Unforgettable–and Affordable–Trip! Charming places to stay, from antique-filled palazzi to family-run pensiones–for as little as $30 per person a night! Authentic dining at unbelievably low prices, from $12 multi-course meals at a Florentine trattoria to Neapolitan pizza for as little as $6. A complete guide to Italy’s sights, from Tuscan hill towns and the spectacular scenery of the Amalfi Coast to ancient Roman ruins and masterpieces of the Renaissance–plus the lowdown on what to see and do for free. Where to shop for local crafts and find high fashion you can really afford. Low-cost nightlife: wine bars, cafes, opera, and more.
Categories: Travel

Goodness

Goodness

George Crawley has finally got his life running along satisfyingly straight lines.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448156504

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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George Crawley has finally got his life running along satisfyingly straight lines. Having made a success of his career and saved his faltering marriage, he is secure in the belief that he is master of his own destiny. Then comes the tragic blow - fate presents him with an apparently insoluble problem. Except that the word 'insoluble' just isn't part of the man's vocabulary. George will stop at nothing, nothing, to get his life back on the rails again.
Categories: Fiction

In Extremis

In Extremis

Should he reconsider his separation from his own wife? And why does he need to pee again? In Extremis is Tim Parks's masterwork: a darkly hilarious and deadly serious novel about infidelity, mortality and the frailties of the human body.

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473547995

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 700

Thomas needs to speak to his mother before she dies. But he's set to give a talk to a conference of physiotherapists in the Netherlands; if he leaves now will he get to her deathbed in time? Will he be able to say what he couldn't say before? He can't concentrate on what is happening now: his mind won't sit still. Should he try to solve his friend's marital crisis? Should he reconsider his separation from his own wife? And why does he need to pee again? In Extremis is Tim Parks's masterwork: a darkly hilarious and deadly serious novel about infidelity, mortality and the frailties of the human body.
Categories: Fiction

Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy Comprising the continental states and island of Sardinia Lombardy and Venice

Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy      Comprising the continental states and island of Sardinia  Lombardy  and Venice

12 P.M. every day , corresponding with ton . the early trains from Milan , Verona ,
Leaving the Peschiera Stat . , the road ... having ing ; but these arrangements
vary with landed at Lazise , succeeded in getting the season as to days and
hours .

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101073691626

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Stop What You re Doing And Read This

Stop What You re Doing And Read This

In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken ...

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446484807

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 442

In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams. Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book? People have always needed stories. We need literature - novels, poetry - because we need to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of. Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily life. Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no-one should live without it. In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken forgranted, how reading transforms our brains, and how literature can save lives. In any 24 hours there are so many demands on your time and attention - make books one of them. Carmen Callil Tim Parks Nicholas Carr Michael Rosen Jane Davis Zadie Smith Mark Haddon Jeanette Winterson Blake Morrison Dr Maryanne Wolf & Dr Mirit Barzillai
Categories: Literary Collections