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 · 15,148 ratings · 1,440 reviews · 74 distinct works · Similar authors
Italian Neighbors
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,685 ratings — published 1992 — 14 editions
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A Season with Verona: Trave...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 848 ratings — published 2002 — 16 editions
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An Italian Education
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 793 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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Italian Ways: On and Off th...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sk...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 665 ratings — published 2001 — 14 editions
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Medici Money: Banking, Meta...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 349 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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Europa
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 1997 — 19 editions
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Cleaver
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
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Destiny
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
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Dreams Of Rivers And Seas
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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“With books at least, the best experiences are not when you find what you were looking for, but when something quite different finds you, takes you by surprise, shifts your tastes to new territory.”
Tim Parks

“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

“But perhaps the greatest escapism of all is to take refuge in the domesticity of the past, the home that history and literature become, avoiding the one moment of time in which we are not at home, yet have to live: the present.”
Tim Parks

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