The Italians

The Italians

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John Hooper’s entertaining and perceptive new book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Fifteen years as a foreign correspondent based in Rome have sharpened Hooper’s observations, and he looks at the facts that lie behind the stereotypes, shedding new light on everything from the Italians’ bewildering politics to their love of life and beauty. Hooper persuasively demonstrates the impact of geography, history, and tradition on many aspects of Italian life, including football and Freemasonry, sex, food, and opera. Brimming with the kind of fascinating - and often hilarious - insights unavailable in guidebooks, The Italians will surprise even the most die-hard Italophile.

ISBN: 9780143128403

Published Date: January 19, 2016

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 316

Size: 8.45" l x 5.43" w x 0.92" h