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Microcosms Paperback – Feb 19 2003

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Strong Is the New Pretty

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harvill Press; New edition edition (Feb. 19 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860466184
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860466182
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,729,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Library Journal

Magris, winner of the Strega PrizeDItaly's most important literary awardDand author of the highly praised travel narrative Danube, here invites the reader "to look again at the everyday and familiar and rediscover the sheer magic that lies within it." With his hometown of Trieste at the center, Magris leads the reader on a tour of the local taverns, caf s, homes, and other public gathering places of northern Italy. History and local folklore are interwoven into the many stories within stories that make up this book. Magris celebrates the joy of people and everyday living by talking to them and listening to their stories, unveiling their most delightful characters: Piero is an innkeeper in Collina obsessed with a murder that had taken place in town, Cristrano is a 12-year-old clam digger who saves a dog's life, and Doctor Velcecogna likes to sit in the caf holding the newspapers but does not read them. This is a fun and unique way of seeing Italy through the eyes of its people. Recommended for larger libraries.DStephanie Papa, Baltimore Cty. Circuit Court Lib., MD
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Claudio Magris is a well-known journalist and broadcaster and the author of the highly acclaimed Danube.

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