Tim Parks





Tim Parks

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Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. In 1981 he moved to Italy where he has lived ever since. He has written eleven novels including Europa, Destiny, Cleaver and, most recently, Dreams of Rivers and Seas, as well as three non-fiction accounts of life in northern Italy (most recently A Season with Verona), a collection of 'narrative' essays, Adultery and Other Diversions, and a history of the Medici bank in 15th century Florence, Medici Money. His many translations from the Italian include works by Moravia, Calvino, Calasso and Machiavelli. He lectures on literary translation in Milan and has published a book, Translating Style, which analyses Italian translations of the English modern...more


Average rating: 3.82 · 11,321 ratings · 1,109 reviews · 70 distinct works · Similar authors
Italian Neighbors
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,337 ratings — published 1992 — 12 editions
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An Italian Education
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 652 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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A Season with Verona: Trave...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 636 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sk...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 507 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Italian Ways: On and Off th...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Medici Money: Banking, Meta...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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Europa
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 257 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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Cleaver
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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Destiny
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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Dreams Of Rivers And Seas. ...
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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“It took Descartes to deduce that God would not wish to deceive us. The world must be as it appears to be, the Frenchman deduced, because a perfect God would never wish to deceive us. Nothing has been explicable since.”
Tim Parks, Europa

“The fact is, as soon as you start with words you’re locked into a debate, forced to take a position with respect to others, confirming or rebutting what has been said before.”
Tim Parks, Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing

“And when Deirdre Bair went to interview Beckett for the biography the first thing he said was, ‘So you’ve come to demonstrate that it was all, after all, autobiographical.”
Tim Parks, Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing

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