Posts Tagged ‘Rome’

In Other Words

In Other Words
Language can be seen as a barrier to travel, or it can be part of the adventure. For Jhumpa Lahiri, author of bestselling short story collections and novels like Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake, it is the latter. In her latest book Lahiri abandons not only her preferred genre of fiction but even the
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The Traveling Pope

The Traveling Pope
If you can’t make it to see the pontiff as he visits Philadelphia, New York City and Washington D.C. this month, you can read about the life of Pope Francis and the history of the Vatican in these fine books. Or, better yet, plan your next trip to Vatican City! Pope Francis and the New
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Grosseto, Italy

Grosseto, Italy
Kindly contributed by Italy correspondent for The Economist John Hooper, who explores Italy — its baffling contradictions, unique character and contemporary culture — in his new, illuminating portrait The Italians. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the country as it exists today.   For the traveller, unexpected discoveries are commonplace; unexpected journeys are rarer. I
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The Italians

The Italians
“No one would choose to start a book at Porta Pia,” John Hooper’s new book begins. And of course, that is exactly where his cultural portrait, The Italians, places the reader, in what Hooper calls “one of the least attractive corners of central Rome,” where Michelangelo’s gate stands among a barrage of architectural styles, each
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