IL GIRO DEL MONDO IN OTTANTA PIZZE. Cos’è? Una scommessa? In un certo senso, è così. Beppe Severgnini credeva esistesse un modo nuovo di viaggiare, di fare giornalismo, di coinvolgere i lettori. E s’è inventato “Italians”. Il forum, popolarissimo appuntamento quotidiano di Corriere.it, viene seguito in cinque continenti, da esattamente dieci anni. Gli Italians scrivono, raccontano, commentano, spiegano il mondo che vedono. Beppe in questi anni è passato a trovarli, li ha conosciuti, s’è fatto una pizza con loro. E ci racconta com’è andata. Ne è nato uno strepitoso affresco degli italiani che vivono all’estero, delle loro idee e delle loro abitudini, del loro lavoro e delle loro scoperte; e, insieme, un ritratto agrodolce dell’Italia vista da lontano. Un libro di viaggi diverso: fresco, ironico, moderno, scandito da ottanta Pizze Italians nei luoghi più disparati del pianeta. A Kabul e a Beirut, dove si sono scontrate con alcune diffcoltà locali; a Los Angeles e a San Francisco, dove hanno coinciso con un’elezione presidenziale; ad Atene e a Pechino, quando si sono messe sulla scia di un’Olimpiade. In tutta Europa – da Londra a Lisbona, da Monaco a Mosca – dove gli italiani studiano, insegnano, lavorano, abitano, s’innamorano. Un libro di viaggi diverso: fresco, ironico, moderno, scandito da ottanta Pizze Italians nei luoghi più disparati del pianeta. A Kabul e a Beirut, dove si sono scontrate con alcune diffcoltà locali; a Los Angeles e a San Francisco, dove hanno coinciso con un’elezione presidenziale; ad Atene e a Pechino, quando si sono messe sulla scia di un’Olimpiade. In tutta Europa – da Londra a Lisbona, da Monaco a Mosca – dove gli italiani studiano, insegnano, lavorano, abitano, s’innamorano. Possono essere studenti Erasmus o dirigenti di una multinazionale: ma amano sempre misurarsi col mondo, per imparare e migliorare. Quello che troppi italiani in Italia non vogliono più fare, per pigrizia o per paura. Tra questi, purtroppo, ce ne sono molti che comandano. I risultati sono sotto gli occhi di tutti.
Routledge Intensive Italian Course
Author: Anna Proudfoot, Tania Batelli Kneale, Daniela Treveri Gennari, Anna Di Stefano
This intensive foundation course in Italian is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Accompanying audio material containing dialogues, listening exercises and pronunciation practice is available to purchase separately in CD format. These two audio CDs are designed to work alongside the accompanying book. Students using the Routledge Intensive Italian Course will practise the four key skills of language learning - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - and will acquire a thorough working knowledge of the structures of Italian. The Routledge Intensive Italian Course takes students from beginner to intermediate level in one year.
Capturing the energy, spirit and innovation of the emerging leaders of Italy?s graphic design scene within its pages, Italian Renaissance showcases some of the most exciting layouts, logos, fonts and designs from the new generation of designers already making an impact on their country?s design history. A remarkable and dynamic range of styles and techniques that draw upon the history of design for inspiration while thrusting towards modernity spread over each page and make clear that a new era of Italian design is being ushered in. This is the new Italian Renaissance, comprised of innovative visual and artistic expression that stays true to the duty of communication. Features work from: Kalimera, Eramaxima, Digitalultras, Sintetik + Happycentro, The Brainbox, Abnormal Behavior Child, Balena, Roberto Bagatti, Fabrizio Schiavi Design, Temecula Design, Unjust, Dokhaus, Canefantasma Studio, Tokidoki, Dinamo Proj and Morpheus. Audio CD / With wallpaper by the designers also included.
Author: Stefano Pelaggi
Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura
Il volume analizza il fenomeno della mobilità giovanile usando la prospettiva della continuità con i flussi migratori storici. La nuova emigrazione è stata analizzata con gli sconfortanti numeri della partecipazione dei giovani alla vita produttiva italiana ma anche considerando un rinnovato quadro di riferimento sociologico che prevede un approccio diverso al viaggio, alla mobilità e una reinterpretazione del concetto stesso di nazionalità e geografia.
La Bella Figura
Author: Beppe Severgnini
Publisher: Broadway Books
Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors—la bella figura—and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true self You won’t need luggage for this hypothetical and hilarious trip into the hearts and minds of Beppe Severgnini’s fellow Italians. In fact, Beppe would prefer if you left behind the baggage his crafty and elegant countrymen have smuggled into your subconscious. To get to his Italia, you’ll need to forget about your idealized notions of Italy. Although La Bella Figura will take you to legendary cities and scenic regions, your real destinations are the places where Italians are at their best, worst, and most authentic: The highway: in America, a red light has only one possible interpretation—Stop! An Italian red light doesn’t warn or order you as much as provide an invitation for reflection. The airport: where Italians prove that one of their virtues (an appreciation for beauty) is really a vice. Who cares if the beautiful girls hawking cell phones in airport kiosks stick you with an outdated model? That’s the price of gazing upon perfection. The small town: which demonstrates the Italian genius for pleasant living: “a congenial barber . . . a well-stocked newsstand . . . professionally made coffee and a proper pizza; bell towers we can recognize in the distance, and people with a kind word and a smile for everyone.” The chaos of the roads, the anarchy of the office, the theatrical spirit of the hypermarkets, and garrulous train journeys; the sensory reassurance of a church and the importance of the beach; the solitude of the soccer stadium and the crowded Italian bedroom; the vertical fixations of the apartment building and the horizontal democracy of the eat-in kitchen. As you venture to these and many other locations rooted in the Italian psyche, you realize that Beppe has become your Dante and shown you a country that “has too much style to be hell” but is “too disorderly to be heaven.” Ten days, thirty places. From north to south. From food to politics. From saintliness to sexuality. This ironic, methodical, and sentimental examination will help you understand why Italy—as Beppe says—“can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred meters or ten minutes.”
"Phileas Fogg bets his fortune he can travel across the globe in eighty days. But the day he leaves on his journey, the Bank of London is robbed, and Fogg is identified by the nefarious Detective Fix as the chief suspect. Fogg races against time and geography to save a princess and prove his innocence." -- cover p. [iv].
Author: Maxine Clark
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Pizza is everyoneâ€™s favorite fast food. With these authentic and contemporary recipes, you can create mouthwatering pizza, calzone, focaccia and many other delicious Italian hearth breads in your own oven. For the serious pizza aficionado, a wood-burning oven is a must, but all you really need to make delicious pizzas are some basic utensils, an oven â€“ and your hands! The Equipment and Utensils section will help you through the minefield of pizza stones versus baking sheets, pizza pans and wheels. Ten Pizza Pointers provides tips on shaping and baking, solving any pizza problems. Youâ€™ll be making perfect pizzas in no time. A glance through Doughs and Sauces will explain essential techniques and have you itching to get started. Included are step-by-step instructions for making Basic Pizza Dough, Sourdough Base and a recipe for Pizzaiola Sauce. Pizzas Thick and Thin include the popular Pizza Margherita, Caramelized Red Onion Pizza with Capers and Olives, a crispy Korean Chicken and Kimchi PizzaÂ and Pizza di Patate â€“ a wheat-free potato cake topped with tomatoes and anchovies, or whipped ricotta and 'nduja. A chapter on Focaccia brings you Deep-pan Focaccia, a huge Oozing Cheese Focaccia, a Stuffed Focaccia with Figs, Prosciutto and Taleggio plus some sweet versions including an Easter treat flavored with oranges, almonds and lemon. Try Calzones and Pizza Pies such as Calzone alla Parmigiana, and Polpette Pizza stuffed with herbed meatballs. Explore Pizzette and Small Bites to find Goat's Cheese and Pesto Pizzette, Pulled Pork Pizza Bites,Â Focaccette Ripiene and Ligurian Sardenaira, cut into slices and traditionally served with a cold beer.
Inventing the Pizzeria
Author: Antonio Mattozzi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pizza is one of the best-known and widely exported Italian foods and yet relatively little is known about its origins in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Myths such as the naming of pizza margherita after the Italian queen abound, but little serious scholarly attention has been devoted to the topic. Eschewing exaggerated fables, this book draws a detailed portrait of the difficulties experienced by the then marginalized class of pizza makers, rather than the ultimate success of their descendants. It provides a unique exploration of the history of pizza making in Naples, offering an archival-based history of the early story of pizza and the establishment of the pizzeria. Touching upon issues of politics, economics and sociology, Inventing the Pizzeria contributes not only to the commercial, social and food history of Italy but also provides an urban history of a major European city, told through one of its most famous edible exports. Originally published in Italian, this English edition is updated with a revised introduction and conclusion, a new preface and additional images and sources.
Days of Fear
Author: Daniele Mastrogiacomo
On March 5, 2007, Daniele Mastrogiacomo, his driver and his interpreter were captured by the Taliban. His captors threatened to execute him if Italy did not immediately withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. When Italy refused this demand, the driver, twenty-five-year old Sayed Agha, was decapitated before Mastrogiacomo?s eyes. A video of this horrifying event was shown around the world, and Mastrogiacomo spent the rest of his time in captivity convinced that a similar fate would soon befall him. His jail, however, was not a dark room hidden away in some urban periphery, but a kind of open-air prison: to escape detection, his captors dragged him from village to village, through opium plantations, along dusty roads and over rugged mountains, from one end of Afghanistan to the other. It was a captivity that consisted in a continuous and nerve-racking confrontation with a world that bore no resemblance to that which he had ever known. Mastrogiacomo draws from his experience not only a hostage?s tale of captivity but also a story that lies at the heart of the eternal human drama: that of a man?s encounter with The Other. As brilliantly crafted as a first-rate suspense novel and with the kind of emotional impact associated with the best literary fiction, Mastrogiacomo?s story of courage and tenacity in the face of imminent danger is unforgettable.
Modern Italian Grammar
Author: Anna Proudfoot, Francesco Cardo
This new edition of the Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this text includes clearer explanations, as well as a greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Italian. Divided into two sections, the book covers: traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives language functions and notions such as giving and seeking information, describing processes and results, and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Italian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is needed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern Italian Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Is it possible to grow up while getting younger? Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It's quiet and peaceful. You can't get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere's museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe's psychiatric practice. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver's license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she's dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn't want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
THE MAN who held in his hand the document of which this strange assemblage of letters formed the concluding paragraph remained for some moments lost in thought. It contained about a hundred of these lines, with the letters at even distances, and undivided into words. It seemed to have been written many years before, and time had already laid his tawny finger on the sheet of good stout paper which was covered with the hieroglyphics. On what principle had these letters been arranged? He who held the paper was alone able to tell. With such cipher language it is as with the locks of some of our iron safes—in either case the protection is the same. The combinations which they lead to can be counted by millions, and no calculator's life would suffice to express them. Some particular "word" has to be known before the lock of the safe will act, and some "cipher" is necessary before that cryptogram can be read. He who had just reperused the document was but a simple "captain of the woods." Under the name of "Capitaes do Mato"are known in Brazil those individuals who are engaged in the recapture of fugitive slaves. The institution dates from 1722. At that period anti-slavery ideas had entered the minds of a few philanthropists, and more than a century had to elapse before the mass of the people grasped and applied them. That freedom was a right, that the very first of the natural rights of man was to be free and to belong only to himself, would seem to be self-evident, and yet thousands of years had to pass before the glorious thought was generally accepted, and the nations of the earth had the courage to proclaim it. In 1852, the year in which our story opens, there were still slaves in Brazil, and as a natural consequence, captains of the woods to pursue them. For certain reasons of political economy the hour of general emancipation had been delayed, but the black had at this date the right to ransom himself, the children which were born to him were born free. The day was not far distant when the magnificent country, into which could be put three-quarters of the continent of Europe, would no longer count a single slave among its ten millions of inhabitants. The occupation of the captains of the woods was doomed, and at the period we speak of the advantages obtainable from the capture of fugitives were rapidly diminishing. While, however, the calling continued sufficiently profitable, the captains of the woods formed a peculiar class of adventurers, principally composed of freedmen and deserters—of not very enviable reputation. The slave hunters in fact belonged to the dregs of society, and we shall not be far wrong in assuming that the man with the cryptogram was a fitting comrade for his fellow "capitaes do mato." Torres—for that was his name—unlike the majority of his companions, was neither half-breed, Indian, nor negro. He was a white of Brazilian origin, and had received a better education than befitted his present condition. One of those unclassed men who are found so frequently in the distant countries of the New World, at a time when the Brazilian law still excluded mulattoes and others of mixed blood from certain employments, it was evident that if such exclusion had affected him, it had done so on account of his worthless character, and not because of his birth.
Author: Frances Eales, Steve Oakes
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
With the Christmas season upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson of Edinburgh's finest is gearing up socially—kicking things off with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are some sizable flies in the ointment, though: a missing wife and child, a nagging cocaine habit, some painful below-the-belt eczema, and a string of demanding extramarital affairs. The last thing Robertson needs is a messy, racially fraught murder, even if it means overtime—and the opportunity to clinch the promotion he craves. Then there's that nutritionally demanding (and psychologically acute) intestinal parasite in his gut. Yes, things are going badly for this utterly corrupt tribune of the law, but in an Irvine Welsh novel nothing is ever so bad that it can't get a whole lot worse. . . .In Bruce Robertson Welsh has created one of the most compellingly misanthropic characters in contemporary fiction, in a dark and disturbing and often scabrously funny novel about the abuse of everything and everybody. "Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing in decades."—Sunday Times [London] "[O]ne of the most significant writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit, and force, and in a voice which those alienated by much current fiction clearly want to hear."—Times Literary Supplement "Welsh writes with such vile, relentless intensity that he makes Louis-Ferdinand Céline, the French master of defilement, look like Little Miss Muffet. "—Courtney Weaver, The New York Times Book Review "The corrupt Edinburgh cop-antihero of Irvine Welsh's best novel since Trainspotting is an addictive personality in another sense: so appallingly powerful is his character that it's hard to put the book down....[T]he rapid-fire rhythm and pungent dialect of the dialogue carry the reader relentlessly toward the literally filthy denouement. "—Village Voice Literary Supplement, "Our 25 Favorite Books of 1998" "Welsh excels at making his trash-spewing bluecoat peculiarly funny and vulnerable—and you will never think of the words 'Dame Judi Dench' in the same way ever again. [Grade:] A-. "—Charles Winecoff, Entertainment Weekly
Author: Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
Collection of Italian-American recipes and stories.