Seeking Sicily

Seeking Sicily : A Cultural Journey Through Myth and Reality in the Heart of the Mediterranean

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Sicily has a timeless allure, and much of what one sees there today has changed little over the centuries. With Sicily's literary greats as a guide, Keahey discerns what lies behind the soul of its inhabitants, touching on history, archaeology, food, art, and politics. He looks to contemporary Sicilians who have never shaken off the influences of their forbearers, who believed in the ancient gods & goddesses; and who have always come under the thumb of outsiders. Most importantly, he will explore the Mediterranean's largest and most mysterious island through the eyes of a visitor - making this book a delight to Italophiles and travellers alike.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8-page b&w photo insert & 2 maps
  • 0312597053
  • 9780312597054
  • 195,505

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"Keahey meticulously observes the history, colorful customs and culture of Sicilians with boundless curiosity... Keahey marvels at variations in Sicilian cuisine with mouthwatering descriptions flooding the pages of this lush travelogue." --KIRKUS

"Keahey's journey is a rich guide to the culture and history of Sicily." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Keahey can shift swiftly from, say, a hard-nosed investigation into the origins of the Mafia to a mouth-watering chapter on Sicilian cooking...He peppers the trip with tidbits from some of the best literature about Sicily and balances his joyful participation in island rituals and festivals with serious analysis." --BOOKLIST
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About John Keahey

JOHN KEAHEY is a veteran newspaper journalist who, since 1989, has been a reporter and news editor for The Salt Lake Tribune. He has a history degree from the University of Utah and spends as much time as possible in Italy.
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2 7% (24)
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