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Dark Heart of Italy By Tobias Jones

Dark Heart of Italy

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Tobias Jones recounts his three-year voyage across the Italian peninsula. What emerges is a look at the livelier and stranger side of the "Bel Paese": the language, football, Catholicism, cinema, television and terrorism, and the grip exercised by Berlusconi through his media empire and presidency.

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Dark Heart of Italy by Tobias Jones

Why is Italy still riven with internal conflict? Why does one man - Silvio Berlusconi - appear to own everything from Padre Nostro to Cosa Nostra? Tobias Jones sets out to answer these and many other questions during his three-year voyage across the Italian peninsula. What emerges is not a book about the tourist concerns of climate, cuisine and art, but one about the much livelier and stranger side of the "Bel Paese": the language, football, Catholicism, cinema, television and terrorism - and the grip exercised by Berlusconi through his vast media empire and Presidency of the Ministerial Council. The Italy Tobias Jones discovers is a country which is proudly "visual" rather than "verbal", and where crime is hardly ever followed by punishment. It is a place of incredible illusionism, where it is impossible to distinguish fantasy from reality, fact from fiction.

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About Tobias Jones


Tobias Jones was born in Somerset in 1972. Having graduated from Jesus College, Oxford with a double first in English and History, he then joined the editorial team of the London Review of Books, before becoming a staff writer for the Independent on Sunday. In 1999 he emigrated to Italy, from where he has worked as a freelance journalist, writing essays and articles on Italy for Wallpaper, Prospect, Vogue, the Guardian and the London Review of Books. The Dark Heart of Italy is his first book.

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GOR002752162
Dark Heart of Italy by Tobias Jones
Tobias Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2003-11-06
288
0571205925
9780571205929
N/A
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