Adultery & Other Diversions
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Adultery & Other Diversions

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This collection of 13 essays looks for philosophical inspiration in the quotidian.
Published (first published March 5th 1999)
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Essays about the British novelist's life in Verona continue to entertain as he describes Italian foibles. I was relieved that the adultery concerned friends whose marriage counselors were quite different from those in the UK. He thinks about Hegel as the children enjoy fighting in the back seat of the car in one memorable chapter.
An excellent book of essays and a good insight to living in Italy.
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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,...more
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