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Italy: True Tales of Life on the Road (Travelers' Tales) Paperback – September, 1998

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"Travelers' Tales is a valuable addition to any pre-departure reading list." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jan Morris served as an intelligence officer with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, studied at Oxford University, and was a reporter for the Times and the Guardian before launching into a successful career as a novelist, history author, and travel writer. Her other books include Last Letters from Hav, Fifty Years of Europe, Conundrum, Hong Kong, Oxford, The World of Venice, and Farewell the Trumpets.

Born in 1945, Matthew Spender is a sculptor and the author of Within Tuscany: Reflections on a Time and a Place and From a High Place: A Life of Arshile Gorky . He lives with his wife, artist Maro Gorky, and their two daughters on a farm near Siena.

Calcagno is an Assistant Professor of English at DePaul University.

Jan Morris is a travel writer and historian. Her many books include Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire, The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage, Conundrum, and Among the Cities. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales Inc (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885211163
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885211163
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,854,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The stories in this anthology truly capture the anomaly that is Italy -- mysterious and obvious, beautiful and ugly, sacred and profane -- as well as the "pull" that Italy has on those of us who were not born to it, but have adopted it in our hearts. I loved the juxtaposition of contemporary stories with quotations from travelers to Italy in past times.
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Having just returned from my first trip to Italy a few months ago, I'm still reliving the memories and soaking up information about the people and places in this enthralling country. Although you can't "get beneath the surface" and truly understand the culture during a 2-week bus tour, my armchair traveling since returning has deepened the experience for me and made me eager to return.

The essays in Travelers' Tales allowed me to validate my own experiences and learn about others experiences and impressions of Italy. From interesting, educational and insightful to downright hilarious, I enjoyed every one of the essays. The difficulties of banking and understanding the tax laws, the challenges of traffic, the misconceptions about people in southern Italy, appreciating the churches, artwork and food of Italy are topics revealed by the various contributing authors.

I highly recommend this collection to anyone who has traveled to Italy, is contemplating a trip to Italy, or will never get any further than armchair traveling. There's something for everyone in Travelers'Tales.
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This book, like all of the Traveler's Tales books, is the product of thoughtful editing. Here are stories of real people in Italy. And each one seeks to show the beauty and complexity of the place. These are not just the stock images here. These are beautiful, sometimes intense stories about a place that, for so many, is out of reach. This book is a journey. Good, Bad, Ugly and perfect, flaws and all. Read it, enjoy and then, go.
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50 short essays divided into 4 sections: the first 2 sections, "Essence of Italy" and "Some Things To Do" have the most appealing, simpatico, essays (though be warned that "The Nicholas Effect" in the last chapter is heartrending without trying to be). Several essays prompted me to buy the books they were excerpted from.
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Some folks take themselves too seriously..but enough of those reviewers. I think of these stories as little after-dinner treats. Something to savor after a long day dealing with the real world, knowing in these days of a bad economy and terrorism and jobliness, my chances of getting to Italy are slim. I enjoy the vicarious experience of savoring these adventures-travels in a country that I was never born into, but yearn for all the same.
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