An acclaimed author of novels and short stories, Tim Parks - who was described in a recent review as "one of the best living writers of English" - has delighted audiences around the world with his finely observed writings on all aspects of Italian life and customs. This volume contains a selection of his best essays on the literature of his adopted country.
From Boccaccio and Machiavelli through to Moravia and Tabucchi, from the Stil Novo to Divisionism, across centuries of history and intellectual movements, these essays will give English readers, and lovers of the Bel Paese and its culture, the lay of the literary land of Italy.>
Tim Parks est l'auteur d'une douzaine de romans et de sept essais. Il compte parmi les auteurs anglais les plus talentueux et originaux de sa génération. Vivant à Vérone (Italie), il est aussi traducteur de l'italien et enseignant en Littérature.