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7 edition of A Season with Verona found in the catalog.

A Season with Verona

Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and...Goals!

by Tim Parks

  • 86 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Arcade Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel,
  • Travel - Foreign,
  • Parks, Tim,
  • Europe - Italy,
  • History / General,
  • Italy,
  • Hellas Verona (Soccer club),
  • Soccer

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages480
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8612121M
    ISBN 101559706287
    ISBN 109781559706285

      The season has been delayed a month so as not to clash with the Olympic Games, with that intolerable mix of noble sentiments and growth hormones. Needless to say, this is a television-driven decision. A SEASON WITH VERONA: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and Goals! Tim Parks, Author which is to many one of the finer books .

    A Season With Verona, following the fortunes of Hellas Verona F.C. in season – ISBN Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-century Florence, Alma mater: Downing College, Cambridge, . A Season with Verona by Tim Parks; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Journeys, Soccer, Description and travel, Hellas Verona (Football club); Places: Italy; People: Tim Parks.

    From Udine to Catania, from the San Siro to the Olimpico, traveling with the raucous and unruly Verona fans—whose conduct is a cross between that of asylum inmates and the Keystone Kops—Tim Parks offers his highly personal account of one man's relationship with a country, its people, and its national sport. Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities? Tim Parks goes on the road to follow the fortunes of Hellas Verona football club, to pay a different kind of .


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As a soccer fan, reading "A Season With Verona" is like watching the opposition score an elegant goal against your team. You can admire it, but it does not make you happy. Englishman, Tim Parks, spent a season following his beloved Verona team all over Italy to watch them play in the Serie A football league/5(62).

As a soccer fan, reading "A Season With Verona" is like watching the opposition score an elegant goal against your team. You can admire it, but it does not make you happy.

Englishman, Tim Parks, spent a season following his beloved Verona team all over Italy to watch them play in the Serie A football league/5(23).

Book Cover Image (jpg): A Season with Verona. Trade Paperback A Season with Verona A Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and Goals.

By Tim Parks. Trade Paperback. eBook. LIST PRICE $ PRICE MAY VARY BY ed on: Novem A Season with Verona “Since we can’t overcome our vices,” wrote Emil Cioran, “we may as well cultivate them and enjoy them as best we can.” Having for years kept mum about my obsession with football and my frenetic support for Hellas Verona on the terraces of the Bentegodi stadium, I finally gave up and decided to surrender to the enchantment entirely, see where it.

The book is the story of the Hellas Verona football (soccer) team as Parks follows them through an entire 30+ game season. You meet the players, coaches, owners, and fans, and get to know more than soccer; you learn about the place that the game holds in /5(84).

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by Due to COVID, orders may be : Arcade. Tim Parks, award winning novelist & travel writer, is based in Verona and has become a fan of the controversial Italian side, Hellas Verona.

He decides to follow them on their travels for a season watching every match away from home, travelling with the hardcore Hellas fans, seeing his adopted country in a very different light from coaches and terraces.5/5(2). As a soccer fan, reading "A Season With Verona" is like watching the opposition score an elegant goal against your team.

You can admire it, but it does not make you happy. Englishman, Tim Parks, spent a season following his beloved Verona team all over Italy to watch them play in the Serie A football league/5(91).

A book that combines the pleasures of travel writing with a profound analysis of one country's mad, mad way of keeping itself entertained. A Season With Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character, and Goals. A Season With Verona is addictive reading, for its acute cultural criticism, for Parks's ability to evoke the 'choral pandemonium' of live football, and for its brilliant narrative rhythm - each.

A Season With Verona by Tim Parks,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). "Originally published in England in by Secker and Warburg"--T.p.

verso The author offers a personal account of his relationship with Italy, its people, and its national sport from the perspective of his beloved Verona soccer club--as well as its fans--as it travels around Italy competing with other teamsPages:   He meant that in Italy, politics, religion, business and even relationships were governed by events on the football pitch.

In A Season with Verona, Tim Parks takes us through all aspects of football in Italy, and examines what it shows us about the national character. He captures very well the passion, the bravado. A Season With Verona by Parks, Tim at - ISBN - ISBN - Vintage - - Softcover/5(K). Click to read more about A Season With Verona by Tim Parks.

LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers All about A Season With Verona by Tim Parks. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(7). Tim Parks is an English author and journalist who moved to Italy more than 20 years ago. In an effort to fully immerse himself into the culture of his new home, he began to support the local professional soccer team, Hellas Verona.

This book is his diary of a season spent following Verona to all of their home and away matches/5(49). A Season with Verona. Author(s): Tim Parks This is a highly personal account of one man’s relationship with a country, its people and its national sport.

A book that combines the pleasures of travel writing with a profound analysis of one country’s mad, mad way of. He supports Hellas Verona - a so so football club in the provincial city of Verona made famous by William Shakespeare - and this book recounts a single season where Hellas Verona are battling to.

Book Overview After twenty years of living in Italy, Tim Parks, whom Joseph Brodsky has called "the best British author writing today," spent a full year following the fortunes--and misfortunes--of the Verona football--oops.

soccer--club. In A Season with Verona we get a chance to read the full and absorbing narrative that lay behind those short snippets. In some ways the book is a standard travelogue. In following his lowly Series A team in their seasonal slog around Italy, Parks gets to visit all the famous sights and cities/5(91).A book that combines the pleasures of travel writing with a profound analysis of one country's mad, mad way of keeping itself PDF entertained.

Reviews of the A Season with Verona Until now in regards to the book we've A Season with Verona suggestions users haven't still remaining his or her review of the experience, or otherwise read it yet.The prolific English-born novelist (Mimi’s Ghost, ), essayist (Hell and Back, ), and memoirist (An Italian Education, ) romps around Italy with the rarely civil but always rabid supporters of a mediocre professional soccer to examine “the way the dream intersects with ordinary life, private and public,” Parks decides to see every Sunday soccer .