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Italian Joy

Author : Carla Coulson
ISBN : 1920989218
Genre : Travel
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Carla Coulson had it all, or so everyone told her - a glamorous inner-city apartment, a successful business and a designer wardrobe. One lonely Christmas Eve, however, she realised what was missing: excitement, work she was passionate about and, most of all, love. So, Carla packed up her life and boarded a plane. Italy was her first port of call and became her true destination. With a camera and nothing to lose, she found herself immersed in Florence, tasting the food, learning the language, meeting the people, discovering a new career and country - and photographing her new life. Carla's evocative text and rich photographs bring alive the laughter, warmth and passion of Italy. We meet the people who have embraced her; we see the streets, bars, churches and markets that have enchanted her; and we feel her gioia (joy). Italian Joy will make you yearn to follow in Carla's footsteps and discover the true beauty of life in a magical place.

Italian Folk

Author : Joseph Sciorra
ISBN : 9780823232659
Genre : Social Science
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Sunday dinners, basement kitchens, and backyard gardens are everyday cultural entities long associated with Italian Americans, yet the general perception of them remains superficial and stereotypical at best. For many people, these scenarios trigger ingrained assumptions about individuals' beliefs, politics, aesthetics, values, and behaviors that leave little room for nuance and elaboration. This collection of essays explores local knowledge and aesthetic practices, often marked as "folklore," as sources for creativity and meaning in Italian-American lives. As the contributors demonstrate, folklore provides contemporary scholars with occasions for observing and interpreting behaviors and objects as part of lived experiences. Its study provides new ways of understanding how individuals and groups reproduce and contest identities and ideologies through expressive means. Italian Folk offers an opportunity to reexamine and rethink what we know about Italian Americans. The contributors to this unique book discuss historic and contemporary cultural expressions and religious practices from various parts of the United States and Canada to examine how they operate at local, national, and transnational levels. The essays attest to people's ability and willingness to create and reproduce certain cultural modes that connect them to social entities such as the family, the neighborhood, and the amorphous and fleeting communities that emerge in large-scale festivals and now on the Internet. Italian Americans abandon, reproduce, and/or revive various cultural elements in relationship to ever-shifting political, economic, and social conditions. The results are dynamic, hybrid cultural forms such as valtaro accordion music, Sicilian oral poetry, a Columbus Day parade, and witchcraft (stregheria). By taking a closer look and an ethnographic approach to expressive behavior, we see that Italian-American identity is far from being a linear path of assimilation from Italian immigrant to American of Italian descent but is instead fraught with conflict, negotiation, and creative solutions. Together, these essays illustrate how folklore is evoked in the continual process of identity revaluation and reformation.

Hamlyn Quickcook Italian

Author : Joy Skipper
ISBN : 9780600625537
Genre : Cooking
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The food of Italy remains one of the most popular cuisines in the world, providing fresh flavours and ingredients in delicious combinations. Now Quickcook: Italian shows you how to make 360 wonderfully authentic and regional dishes in as little as 30, 20 or 10 minutes. The collection includes much-loved classics such as pasta and pizza with delicious new twists to suit cooks working to tight schedules. It's a definitive guide - and perfect aid - for busy cooks who understand that there's no food more delicious or attractive than that from an Italian kitchen.

Italian Shoes

Author : F. G. Paci
ISBN : 1550711709
Genre : Fiction
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This rich narrative follows a young man through Italy as he searches for his ancestral roots as well as his own identity. His pilgrimage, one that becomes sacred to the aspiring author as he searches for an authentic voice, takes him through Venice, Florence, Rome, and the Italian countryside where he works with peasants and follows the ancient traditions of blood and wine, leading him to rethink his philosophy and re-evaluate the direction of his life.

A Dictionary Of Two Thousand Italian French German English And Other Musical Terms

Author : James Alexander Hamilton
ISBN : UOM:39015010810441
Genre : Music
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The Complete Idiot S Guide To 40 000 Baby Names 2nd Edition

Author : Marcia Layton Turner
ISBN : 9781101014493
Genre : Family & Relationships
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From Atticus to Zuzu With 10,000 additional names and 50 additional lists (200 total), this latest edition is the most comprehensive guide to naming newborns on the market, and the most fun! With specialized lists, from world leaders to favorite characters from children's literature, biblical figures to Wiccan/ Gothic/Vampire names, Olympic medalists to Nobel Prize winners, plus alphabetized lists for each gender, this guide makes the name game easy, pleasurable, and enlightening. - Approximately 4 million babies born every year in the U.S, and they all need names! - Contains 40,000 names, 10,000 more than The Everything Baby Names Book and 35,000 more than Baby Names for Dummies - Includes 200 specialized lists - even the names that have the best and worst nicknames - which add to the fun of selecting the perfect name

The Beholder S Eye

Author : Walt Harrington
ISBN : 0802199623
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Great journalists, at one time or another, have all been characters in their own stories: people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported, and were touched and changed by the experiences about which they wrote; and innovators who borrowed the storytelling techniques of fiction. The Beholder’s Eye showcases the very best of an increasing trend toward personal narrative: Mike Sager stalking Marlon Brando in the Tahitian jungle; J. R. Moehringer’s quest to discover the true identity of an old boxer; Bill Plaschke’s story about a woman with cerebral palsy who runs an obscure Los Angeles Dodgers Web site; Scott Anderson’s story of his lifetime of covering war after war; Harrington’s own tale of his interracial family’s struggle to persevere; and many others. Written by reporters who were willing to reveal themselves in order to bring readers insights that were deeper than supposedly objective third-person stories, their articles are an invaluable resource for aspiring journalists, students, and teachers of the craft of writing, and any reader with an appreciation for masterful storytelling.

Harvests Of Joy

Author : Robert Mondavi
ISBN : 0547350899
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A true story of midlife transformation by the Napa Valley entrepreneur who put California’s wine industry on the map. In 1965, after a notorious family feud, Robert Mondavi—then fifty-two years old—was thrown out of his family’s winery. Far from defeated, Mondavi was dedicated to a vision of creating a superior wine. What has happened since that fateful day is one of the greatest success stories of American business. Today, the Robert Mondavi Winery is one of the most respected in the world, and Mondavi is the man who is most responsible for the worldwide recognition of American wine making, as well as changing America’s palate for fine wine and food. In Harvests of Joy, Mondavi shares how his passion for excellence helped him to achieve this extraordinary position, one he reached not without pain and sacrifice. With invaluable insider tips on his approach to both wine making and running a business, Mondavi’s inspirational story is “a grand example of the fact that in America you can pretty much be, do, or accomplish, whatever you set out to” (Ventura County Star).

Introduction To Italian Poetry

Author : Luciano Rebay
ISBN : 9780486121826
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Treasury of 34 poems by Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, d'Annunzio, Montale, Quasimodo, and others. Full Italian text with literal translation on facing pages. Biographical, critical commentary on each poet. Introduction. 21 black-and-white illustrations.

An Italian Love Story

Author : James Ernest Shaw
ISBN : 0984658572
Genre : Travel
File Size : 70. 54 MB
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"Wonderful book...a beautiful love story of a husband and a wife. I laughed, I cried, I stayed up half the night reading this amazing book." Marian S

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