Words are Stones, the winner of the prestigious Italian literary prize, Premio Vareggio, in 1956 provides a more authentic description of Sicily and ...Show synopsisWords are Stones, the winner of the prestigious Italian literary prize, Premio Vareggio, in 1956 provides a more authentic description of Sicily and its inhabitants, worlds away from the mafiosi stereotype, and presents with breathtaking topicality themes of neo-colonialism: providing parallels between America and post-war Southern Italy then and America and post-war Afghanistan -- or Iraq - now. separate journeys to Sicily. He went on to chronicle his travels, penning a number of short essays and capturing in miniature the essence of Sicilian life: its traditions, culture and breathtaking landscape. Bringing his writings together in one comprehensive volume - Words are Stones - Levi offers a rare and insightful glimpse into an island whose people, though marred by poverty and backwardness, retained a generosity and graciousness of spirit - even in the face of hardship, political upheaval and murder.Hide synopsis
Description:Acceptable. 1958 Hardcover 1st Text in English. 212 p. Former...Acceptable. 1958 Hardcover 1st Text in English. 212 p. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
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