The Xenophobe's Guide to the Italians PDF ePub eBook

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The Xenophobe's Guide to the Italians free pdf La Dolce Vita. The Italians live life to the fullest, and do not feel in the least bit guilty leading a life of leisure and pleasure 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. This is what life is all about: Italians do not live to work, they work to live. Achoo Brute? A little truth goes a long way. Italians grow up knowing that they have to be economical with the truth. All other Italians are, so if they didn't play the game they would be at a serious disadvantage. They have to fabricate to keep one step ahead. Always look on the bright side of life. Generally speaking, the Italians tend to look on the bright side of life-a positive outlook aptly illustrated by their touching salutation: "May the saddest days of your future be the happiest days of your past."

About Martin Solly

Brought up in England, Martin Solly first became enamoured of Italy as a student, staying with his amici in a superb farmhouse complete with swimming pool. The red-earthed landscapes of Tuscany, Renaissance culture, Chianti and mouthwatering tortellini and zucchini convinced him that the Italians enjoyed the ultimate in sybaritic living. After working on farms, and in bars, restaurants, bookstores and schools, he settled in Piedmont with the intention of improving his knowledge of things Italian. He little realised this would include a beautiful Piedmontese girl, and ignoring the old Italian saying Moglie e buoi dei paesi tuoi ('Choose your wife and your cattle from your own back-yard') he married her. They now live happily with their two Anglo-Italian daughters in Turin. The author of a dozen books on English language and literature, Martin Solly teaches at Turin University, refusing even in the coldest weather to wear a vest. He does however, drive an Alfa-Romeo.

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Author : Martin Solly
Publisher : Oval Books
Data Published : 25 July 2008
ISBN : 190604239X
EAN : 9781906042394
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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