Tiziano Terzani


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in Firenze, Italy
September 14, 1938

Died
July 28, 2004

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Tiziano Terzani was an Italian journalist and writer, best known for his extensive knowledge of 20th century East Asia and for being one of the very few western reporters to witness both the fall of Saigon to the hands of the Vietcong and the fall of Phnom Pehn at the hands of the Khmer rouge in the mid-1970s.

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A Fortune-Teller Told Me: E...

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La fine è il mio inizio

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Un altro giro di giostra

4.33 avg rating — 1,608 ratings — published 2004 — 25 editions
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In Asia

4.25 avg rating — 1,000 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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Lettere contro la guerra

4.34 avg rating — 911 ratings — published 2002 — 15 editions
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Buonanotte, signor Lenin

4.18 avg rating — 619 ratings — published 1992 — 12 editions
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La porta proibita

4.18 avg rating — 668 ratings — published 1984 — 21 editions
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Pelle di leopardo

4.07 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
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Fantasmi: Dispacci dalla Ca...

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Un'idea di destino

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“Every place is a goldmine. You have only to give yourself time, sit in a teahouse watching the passers-by, stand in a corner of the market, go for a haircut. You pick up a thread – a word, a meeting, a friend of a friend of someone you have just met – and soon the most insipid, most insignificant place becomes a mirror of the world, a window on life, a theatre of humanity.”
Tiziano Terzani, A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East

“Only if we manage to see the universe as a single entity, in which every part reflects the whole and whose great beauty lies precisely in its variety, will we be able to understand exactly who and where we are.

Letters agains the war: Letter from Orsigna, 2001.”
Tiziano Terzani

“Una strada c'è nella vita, e la cosa buffa è che te ne accorgi solo quando è finita. Ti volti indietro e dici «Oh, ma guarda, c'è un filo!». Quando vivi, non lo vedi, il filo, eppure c'è. Perché tutte le decisioni che prendi, tutte le scelte che fai sono determinate, tu credi, dal tuo libero arbitrio, ma anche questa è una balla. Sono determinate da qualcosa dentro di te che innanzitutto è il tuo istinto.”
Tiziano Terzani, La fine è il mio inizio

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