In 1999 Tobias Jones Immigrated To Italy, Expecting To Discover The Pastoral Bliss Described By Centuries Of Foreign Visitors Instead, He Found A Very Different Country One Besieged By Unfathomable Terrorism And Deep Seated Paranoia The Dark Heart Of Italy Is Jones S Account Of His Four Year Voyage Across The Italian Peninsula.Jones Writes Not Just About Italy S Art, Climate, And Cuisine But Also About The Much Livelier And Stranger Sides Of The Bel Paese The Language, Soccer, Catholicism, Cinema, Television, And Terrorism Why, He Wonders, Does The Parliament Need A Slaughter Commission Why Do Bombs Still Explode Every Time Politics Start Getting Serious Why Does Everyone Urge Him To Go Home As Soon As Possible, Saying That Italy Is A Brothel Most Of All, Why Does One Man, Silvio Berlusconi In The Words Of A Famous Song Appear To Own Everything From Padre Nostro Our Father To Cosa Nostra The Mafia The Italy That Emerges From Jones S Travels Is A Country Scarred By Civil Wars And Illustrious Corpses A Country That Is Proudly Visual Rather Than Verbal, Based On Aesthetics Rather Than Ethics A Country Where Crime Is Hardly Ever Followed By Punishment A Place Of Incredible Illusionism, Where It Is Impossible To Distinguish Fantasy From Reality And Fact From Fiction.
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- 314 pages
- The Dark Heart of Italy
- Tobias Jones
- 23 April 2019 Tobias Jones