Ma nella testa degli italiani — purtroppo o per fortuna — c’è ben altro. Percorrendo la Penisola in compagnia di amici venuti dall’estero, Beppe Severgnini. La testa degli italiani has ratings and reviews. Kayla said: After living in Italy for a year, reading this book brought back memories and also. Read a free sample or buy La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod.

Author: Manos Mazumi
Country: Qatar
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 23 May 2018
Pages: 115
PDF File Size: 18.28 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.14 Mb
ISBN: 290-1-35440-910-9
Downloads: 60709
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mejinn

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The pace and levity slows as the book goes on. A great interesting read!

There were a few helpful tips i. The author is humorous and clearly well educated on his subject. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Italians don’t care what anyone thinks of them; they just want to enjoy life. This is the first time I read him in English, so perhaps some of his charm was lost in translation, but ultimately what made this book just ok for me is the fact that even though it’s just 7 years old, it feels really dated, and he constantly compares everything to the US, and most of the times he’s dead wrong about what Americans are really like.

Dieci giorni, trenta luoghi. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills teta the sunset, olive groves, lemon trees, white wine, and raven-haired girls.

I bought this book for research and found myself laughing the whole way through. The author is a northerner [from Crema] but he does have a good sense of the problems of the south of Italy. Instead I got nothing but harsh blanket itzliani as I was guided through Beppe’s judgmental, armchair sociologist’s mind.


La testa degli italiani

No hay traducciones en castellano. I wouldn’t recommend reading this book before your first trip to Italy because it will distort your view and may cause you to be hyper-critical. For as detailed as he described many of the scenes, I couldn’t get a clear vision of what Beppe was showing me. The first few chapters are teesta best as they include the most humor.

Return to Book Page. Italy is the only workshop in the world that can turn out both Botticellis and Berlusconis. Want to Read saving….

La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini (2 star ratings)

Lists with This Book. This novel is in such sad shape that I actually learned more from the epilogue summarizing it from an American’s viewpoint than I did from the rest of the book. The book is sort of dripping with that special kind of Italian nationalism and bravado that has made Italians so famous or infamous?

See the original review here: Italians looked from a foreign point of view and Now, I am going to have to come clean here, my family have owned a property in Italy for many years and I have been going out there for a long time before that too. Of course you could always wing it, but I assure you, the Italians will judge you!

And, it would be funnier if he were exagerating.

I suggest you give it a miss. Behind the wryness is an unconditional love for Italians. I would enjoy a tour by Beppe though.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Italy is the only workshop in the world that can turn out both Botticellis and Berlusconis. To ask other seveergnini questions about La testa degli italianiplease sign up. I can now lo A fascinating look into Italian culture. It took me two months to read this book.

The premise of the book was intriguing: The fact that Italliani is a journalist helps with the quality of the story, weaving culture, temperament and current events in one. Preview — La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini. This book is filled with stereotypes and often generalizes Italians which obviously isn’t true Overall, entertaining and mostly true. After studying in Italy, I can now affirm that his hilarious descriptions of Italians and the Italian culture are quite accurate.


Un viaggio lungo 10 giorni che appassiona e fa riflettere. I really felt as though I had received an excellent introduction to the Italian mindset! Severgnini details the complexity of the Italian mind, from its attraction to all things beautiful, to its suspicion and personal interpretation of top-down authority hence the “red lights are suggestions” thing.

Unfortunately for me an Italian enthusiast, evenmany of the references were too obscure. Da brava italiana ho apprezzato questo divertente viaggio in seveggnini di Beppe condito con sana ironia, piacevole analisi sociologica e un pizzico di sentimentalismo nazionale che a volte vogliamo nascondere troppo.

La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini (5 star ratings)

Beppe Severgnini is one of the most reknowned Italian cultural observers of his generation. Read a couple of chapters and skimmed the rest.

Under any circumstance, the author appears to have a great grasp of utaliani subject and, even if it were all lies, the telling is fun and entertaining. Severgnini does and in-depth, self-deprecating, witty and humorous study of the Italian way of seeing the world; not much different than other Latin countries, really.