My Two Italies

My Two Italies

A poignant personal account from a child of Calabrian peasants whose lifelong study of Italy unveils the mysteries of this Bel Paese, "Beautiful Land," where artistic genius and political corruption have gone hand in hand from the time of Michelangelo to The Sopranos

The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south… (more)

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“My Two Italies” touches, lightly and elegantly, on politics, history, geography, sociology, language, literature, film, food and family.

In his elegant, thoughtful new memoir, My Two Italies, he writes of watching his father and uncle carve up an entire goat, make wine, and hold a meeting of brothers to determine the fate of an uncle's unfaithful wife.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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