The Italians

Author: John Hooper
Homepage_9780241957622

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  • : $26.99(AUD)
  • : 9780241957622
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
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  • : December 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2016
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  • : John Hooper
  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9780241957622
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Description

Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and often belie - the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism and the reason why Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover.