Shelves: read-in , italy , non-fiction Neither very enlightening nor very funny, this book does NOT do what it says on the tin. This book was full of the kinds of generalisation about Italy that I might have expected from Neither very enlightening nor very funny, this book does NOT do what it says on the tin. This book was full of the kinds of generalisation about Italy that I might have expected from a non-native, but seemed pretty unforgivable from an Italian writer. I think its about time I take a break from fiction dont you? Now, I am going to have to come clean here, my family have owned a property in Italy for many years and I have been going out there for a long time before that too.

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Bagami Throughout these ten days and your interactions with the Italian people you are going severvnini gain an insight into just what is going through their minds when they see you, when they do the things they are doing or more often than not when they sit down doing not much at all. La testa degli italiani Fun, but assumes that the reader is male and that the fictitious Americans visiting Italy are white. Beppe Severgnini is usually writing in an ironic style and thus managing not to tackle the real issues or give thoughtful explanations like Tim Park does.

No hay traducciones en castellano. Before it had always seemed to be like a set of unwritten rules that the entire populous simply adhered to. Tung Nguyen rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Having read Tim Parks prior to this, I do prefer how he writes and would suggest both are similar books.

Want to Read saving…. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, lemon trees, white wine, and raven-haired girls. In fact, I read it twice several years apart because I found myself getting married in Rome. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Through a combination of strange prose and incomprehensible tangents, Beppe gets me more lost about his vision of Italy than a twisty Roman street. Updates needed 2 13 Feb 18, Un viaggio dentro noi stessi, quello che siamo, come appariamo agli occhi di chi ci conosce per turismo e come siamo realmente.

Preview — La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini. Severgnini acts as your personal guide from the moment your plane lands Milan, through Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Sardinia, and Crema.

Very funny but insightful examination of the Italian psyche. Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. PaperbackBUR Saggipages. La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini. Reading a book like this puts a picture in your head and creates false expectations PaperbackBUR Saggipages. The author, Beppe Severgnini, takes you on a fun journey through the landscape of Italy while cleverly portraying the way of life of the Italian people.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? I think there were way too many generalizations that could have been stated about other Europeans, too. Most useful and interesting to me were his spectacular clarification of the success of Silvio Berlusconi in Italy, his debunking of the dual legends of the luxurious Naples and slack jawed Naepolitians, and his the incredibly extensive list of cultural observations and affirmations that I fit only a small glimpse of here.

La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini 5 star ratings I can now lo A fascinating look into Italian culture. Entertaining, amusing and absolutely useful. It is not a travel guide book or social commentary but it contains a bit of both.

Italy is the only workshop in the world that can turn out both Botticellis italiank Berlusconis. He gives the reader the Italian perspective and comments on how to truely enjoy Italy while also explaining how the Italians view Amreicans as well as other Europeans.

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