An Italian Journey

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ISBN 978-0-8101-6028-6

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Publication Date
March 2001
Page Count
188 pages
Trim Size
5 1/4 x 8 1/4

An Italian Journey

Jean Giono

In An Italian Journey, Jean Giono describes his journey to the land of his father's people. A reluctant traveler (he rarely left Provence), Giono discovers a strange beauty not only in the palazzi and canals of Venice but also in wistful waiters, suspicious hairdressers, pugnacious men of God, recalcitrant coffeemakers, umbrellas, and field machinery. In Giono's world a stamp collectors' market can appear to verge on revolution and inept municipal musicians suddenly offer Mozartian joys.

About the Author

Jean Giono (1895- 1970) lived most of his life in Provence.  He is the author of more than thirty books, including Blue Boy, The Man Who Planted Trees, and The Horseman on the Roof.

John Cumming is a writer, translator, and critic living in France.
"Giono skips over the obvious, goes right for the magic of his subject, and adds his own richly invested insight. His enchanting invitation to the idiosyncratic charms of Italy stands out brightly among the ho-hum abundance on the subject." --Kirkus Reviews