The Other Side of the Tiber: Reflections on Time in Italy.

Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis.

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A meditative memoir written with a light and sure touch and illustrated with evocative b/w photos. She treats Italy as a series of distinct places, subjects, histories and geographies and offers unexpected conclusions about the complex and much loved country. She provides a portrait of the Italian people - passionate, creative and vocal - who have too often been confined to stereotypes.


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A fresh, nuanced perspective on a profoundly perplexing country: this is what Wallis Wilde-Menozzi's unique, captivating narrative promises - and delivers. The Other Side of the Tiber brings Italy to life in an entirely new way, treating the peninsula as a series of distinct places, subjects, histories, and geographies bound together by a shared sense of life. A multifaceted image of Italy emerges - in beautiful black-and-white photographs, many taken by Wilde-Menozzi herself - as does a portrait of the author. Wilde-Menozzi, who has written about Italy for nearly forty years, offers unexpected conclusions about one of the most complex and best-loved countries in the world. Beginning her story with a hitchhiking trip to Rome when she was a student in England, she illuminates a passionate, creative, and vocal people who are often confined to stereotypes. Earthquakes and volcanoes; a hundred-year-old man; Siena as a walled city; Keats in Rome; the refugee camp of Manduria; the Slow Food movement; realism in Caravaggio; the concept of good and evil; Mary the Madonna as a subject - from these varied angles, Wilde-Menozzi traces a society sceptical about competition and tolerant of contradiction. Bringing them together in the present, she suggests the compensations of the Italians' long view of time. Like the country, this book will inspire discussion and revisiting.

Book Details

Author Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis.
Format HC
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Number of Pages 320
Illustrations 122 black & white illustrations
Publish Date 2013/05/13
Catalogue Sep16
Catalogue book number 4