Tim Parks first bestseller, Italian Neighbors, chronicled his initiation into Italian society and cultural life Reviewers everywhere hailed it as a bravissimo performance Now he turns to his children born and bred in Italy and their milieu in a small village near Verona With the splendid eye for detail, character, and intrigue that has brought him acclaim as a novelist, he creates a fascinating portrait of Italian family life, at school, at home, in church, and in the countryside This panoramic journey winds up with a deliciously seductive evocation of an Italian beach holiday that epitomizes everything that is quintessentially Italian Here is an insider s Italy, re created by one of the most gifted writers of his generation Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Free Read Books An Italian Education by Tim Parks – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since, raising a family of three children He has written fourteen novels including Europa shortlisted for the Booker prize , Destiny, Cleaver, and most recently In Extremis.During the nineties he wrote two, personal and highly popular accounts of his life in northern Italy, Italian Neighbours and An Italian Education These were complemented in 2002 by A Season with Verona, a grand overview of Italian life as seen through the passion of football Other non fiction works include a history of the Medici bank in 15th century Florence, Medici Money and a memoir on health, illness and meditation, Teach Us to Sit Still In 2013 Tim published his most recent non fiction work on Italy, Italian Ways, on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo.Aside from his own writing, Tim has translated works by Moravia, Calvino, Calasso, Machiavelli and Leopardi his critical book, Translating Style is considered a classic in its field He is presently working on a translation of Cesare Pavese s masterpiece, The Moon and the Bonfires.A regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books, his many essays are collected in Hell and Back, The Fighter, A Literary Tour of Italy, and Life and Work Over the last five years he has been publishing a series of blogs on writing, reading, translation and the like in the New York Review online These have recently been collected in Where I am Reading From and Pen in Hand.
- 338 pages
- An Italian Education
- Tim Parks
- 14 February 2019 Tim Parks