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Mother Tongue: An American Life in Italy

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Review:

"Readers expecting rhapsodic prose extolling Italian landscape and cuisine should stick with Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun. Wilde-Menozzi recognizes those attractions but takes little solace from them....[H]er analysis of the perennial tug-of-war between society and the individual is fresh and perceptive." Booklist

Review:

"The name Parma signifies a small Roman shield, and during fifteen years in Italy with her husband, a Parma native, the author of this richly absorbing book has experienced the city as an outsider and as a captive. Part autobiography and part travelogue...the book sets out to map a series of long, complex relationships, and it comes to feel like one itself, in which a certain amount of prattle is compensated for by drama, enchantment, and grist." New Yorker

Book News Annotation:

The rambling rumination of an American woman who moved with her husband and daughter to Parma, Italy, 14 years ago. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865475014
Subtitle:
(an American life in Italy )
Author:
Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis
Publisher:
North Point Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis
Subject:
Parma (Italy) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Parma
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 371-373.
Series Volume:
111082
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
x, 373 p.
Dimensions:
9.34x6.35x1.43 in. 1.56 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Italy » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details x, 373 p. pages North Point Press - English 9780865475014 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Readers expecting rhapsodic prose extolling Italian landscape and cuisine should stick with Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun. Wilde-Menozzi recognizes those attractions but takes little solace from them....[H]er analysis of the perennial tug-of-war between society and the individual is fresh and perceptive."
"Review" by , "The name Parma signifies a small Roman shield, and during fifteen years in Italy with her husband, a Parma native, the author of this richly absorbing book has experienced the city as an outsider and as a captive. Part autobiography and part travelogue...the book sets out to map a series of long, complex relationships, and it comes to feel like one itself, in which a certain amount of prattle is compensated for by drama, enchantment, and grist."
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