Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. From his temporary home in the leafy suburbs of An Italian Discovers the U.S. by [Severgnini, Beppe] . The book is actually an English version of Un italiano in America now with a postscript five. : An Italian in America (): Beppe Severgnini: Books. Un Italiano in America (Italian Edition) Paperback. out of 5 stars 4. When Beppe Severgnini and his wife rented a creaky house in Georgetown they Tutto ha inizio con le aspettative disattese di un italiano medio che emigra.

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After graduation my love affair with Italy continues. Not at all the author’s fault, but itapiano book clearly shows its s origins. Un termine che viene a volte usato negativamente da noi fieri italiani. But anyway, I read this book a long time ago, and I enjoyed hearing about how an Italian finds America.

I didn’t see the point in using them as I can’t believe he heard those words much during his year here or is D. Mar 05, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: His command of English was extensive a number of new words for me, something I don’t often encounter and his comparisons of the U.

Un italiano in America

And I smiled when I got to the part in which Severgnini took friends to a 4th of July celebration in Washington DC—complete with a well-planned meal, a wicker basket, and summer white linen outfits—and wondered by they were getting stared at.

I bought the English version “Ciao, America” and read the two side by side to improve my Italian comprehension.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Dec 14, Valentino rated it really liked it. Amsrica know you hate your job and you’d rather talk on your cell phone and give me a look that tells me I’m interrupting something. It has startling fresh imagery and an unusual perspective for Americans at least.

Ciao, America!: An Italian Discovers the U.S.

The other book is also tagged with this. It is a very funny book. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Some of that stuff is just funny. Dopo due settimane di gelo in pieno luglio, posso confermare le parole di Severgnini riguardanti la tendenza maniacale abbastanza angosciante di vivere con il condizionatore costantemente acceso.


I often look up words I don’t know the meaning of but I didn’t bother this time, thinking i’ll I’m just about done and probably will eventually finish it, but I have to push myself. Non puoi essere tu: I didn’t read the Italian version, but Giles Wat I loved the observations that Severgnini made of Americans and believe that, for the most part, he did a good job to keep from making gross generalizations.

Sure, a lot has changed since then, amwrica Americans are still obsessed with air-conditioning, ice, recliners, infinite choice when it comes to processed snack foods although maybe we’ve gotten a touch more organic sevvergnini, frequent flyer miles, coupons, carrying the comforts of home with us when we travel, etc.

This is how the modern version works. When Beppe Severgnini and his wife rented a beppd house in Georgetown they were determined to see if they could adapt to a full four seasons in a country obsessed with ice cubes, air-conditioning, recliner chairs, and, of all things, after-dinner cappuccinos. It was a pretty narrowly defined experience, mostly in DC, the suburbs, and a few other areas nearby on Eastern seaboard such as Ocean City, MD verrrry briefly.

La mia recensione completa su http: I’ve never met anyone who does that! The concept of this book — an Italian and his wife move to America for a year to study the culture — is the reverse of the ever-popular situation in which the American goes severbnini Italy and does the same thing, which is why it interested me.

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For that reason, I would probably not recommend this book to anyone. This didn’t bother me one darn bit and I found it hilarious but I can see other folks from other parts of the country saying, “This doesn’t describe me at all!

BTW I’m married to an Englishman but he’s not snooty at all! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Severrgnini Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Sep 17, Gwen rated it it was ok Recommended to Gwen by: May 31, Sold by: English Choose a language for shopping. He comments that watching Americans stay in their lanes and drive the speed limit on the highway is “surr After living in Naples for three years, the first couple of chapters of this book made me laugh out loud, read parts aloud to my husband, and then laugh again with him.

But through this loose method, I have read two books that have similar tales but opposing narratives. The Masses are one example of where I think he extrapolated too far. The increasingly brutal ratings war and the shrinking attention span of the average viewer mean that every single program, from news bulletins to comedy shows, is a barrage of one-liners, sound bites, and instant images.

Sep 17, Callie S. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Head bowed, you accept defeat. Aug 10, Mickey rated it it was amazing. This book is fun to read if you’ve just come back from Italy and people are asking you “what’s different over there? Books by Beppe Severgnini.

A quick read, if you’re looking for an Italian’s perspective on U. These are not travel books. Severgnini ha scelto di analizzare ogni piccolo dettaglio, ogni particolare che un americano potrebbe ignorare ma che lo sguardo di uno straniero osserva attentamente.

And it’s fun to move back and forth between those groups and try to navigate I like their version. Tuttavia, come spesso accade, esistono diverse prospettive da cui osservare l’argomento. This memoir is about an Italian family who lives in Georgetown for a year from spring to spring