Saturday, November 12, 2005

Info on Books about Italy

Here are the links for books about and on Italy:


  1. “America's Rome”, James Vance
  2. “As the Romans Do: The Delights, Dramas, and Daily Diversions of Life in the Eternal City“, Alan Epstein
  3. “Café Life Rome: A Guidebook to the Cafés and Bars of the Eternal City“, Joe Wolff, Joseph Wolff, Roger Paperno (Photographer)
  4. “Cento Citti“, Paul Hofmann
  5. “Chow Venice: Savoring the Food and Wine of La Serenissima”, Ruth Edenbaum, Shannon Essa
  6. “Ciao, America!: An Italian Discovers the U.S.“, Beppe Severgnini
  7. “The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture“, Zygmunt G. Baranski
  8. “The Collected Traveler, Venice“, Barrie Kerper
  9. “The Companion Guide to Venice“, Hugh Honour
  10. “A Concise History of Italy“, Christopher Duggan
  11. “Dances with Luigi“, Paul E. Paolicelli
  12. “Dark Side Of Italy“, Tobias Jones
  13. “Effie in Venice: Effie Ruskin's Letter Home 1849-1852“, Mary Lutyens
  14. “Garibaldi“, Jaspar Ridley
  15. “A History of Contemporary Italy: Society and Politics, 1943-1988“, Paul Ginsborg
  16. “A History of Venice“, John Julius Norwich
  17. “Italian Days“, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
  18. “The Italians“, Luigi Barzinni
  19. “An Italian Education“, Tim Parks
  20. “Italian Neighbours“, Tim Parks
  21. “Italy and Its Discontents: Family, Civil Society, State“, Paul Ginsborg
  22. “A Literary Companion to Venice“, Ian Littlewood
  23. “Lucifer's Shadow“, David Hewson
  24. "Miss Garnet's Angel", Salley Vickers
  25. “My Venice”, Harold Brodkey
  26. “The New Italians“, Charles Richards
  27. "Paradise of Cities", John Julius Norwich
  28. “The Seasons of Rome“, Paul Hofmann
  29. “Serenissima: A Novel of Venice“, Erica Jong
  30. “Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony“, Paul Ginsborg
  31. “Stones of Venice”, John Ruskin
  32. “That Fine Italian Hand“, Paul Hofmann
  33. “A Thousand Days in Venice“, Marlena De Blasi
  34. “Too Much Tuscan Sun“, Dario Castagno
  35. "Under the Southern Sun: Stories of the Real Italy and the Americans It", Paul E. Paolicelli
  36. “Vaporetto 13“ by Robert Girardi
  37. “A Venetian Affair“, Andrea Di Robilant
  38. “Venetian Dreaming: A Love Affair With the World's Most Treasured City”, Paula Weideger
  39. “Venice“, Jan Morris
  40. “Venice for Pleasure“, J. G. Links
  41. “Venice Observed”, Mary McCarthy
  42. “Watermark”, Joseph Brodsky
There are thousands of books about Italy and in many languages. The ones listed here are just a sampling of what is available for one who wants to read about and learn more about Italy. These books are listed alphabetically and not in any order of important. Some of the above books were suggested by members or readers on the various forums of the Expats in Italy and slow travel italy web sites from various postings in the past year. There’s a uniqueness that every country in the world has to itself. Sometimes, you can read about it but other times you just have to go and experience it in person. Italy has a long history and has influenced the world with its art, architecture, language (Latin), science, etc. Italy is far from being perfect but we can learn from its history and culture.

The above “URLs for Book” links are current. If anyone has any suggestions for other sites or books, please feel free to post your comment and I'll update this blog entry.

If you are interested in any of the above books, please click on one of the book covers on the right and you will go to AMAZON web site and you can place your order for the book(s) of your choice.

For your reading enjoyment.

That's it for Saturday, 12 November 2005

Ciao, Ben

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Today’s quote is an Italian proverb, author unknown.

"Chi lascia la strada vecchia per quella nuova, sa quel che lascia ma non quel che trova."
He who leaves the known road for a new one, knows what he leaves behind but not what he will find.


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