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An Italian education: the further adventures of an expatriate in Verona

Author: Tim Parks

Language: English

Summary: Tim Parks’s best seller, Italian Neighbors, offered a sparkling, witty, and acutely observed account of an expatriate’s life in a small village outside of Verona. 104 more words

English

Meditation is the Key (1/2): The Beginning of Biosphere Consciousness?

Meditation is the key for opening the doors of mysteries. In that state man abstracts himself: in that state man withdraws himself from all outside objects; in that subjective mood he is immersed in the ocean of spiritual life and can unfold the secrets of things-in-themselves.

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Bahá'í Faith

More Wonderful Fiction from the NYer

Tim Parks had a lovely story in the Dec. 8th issue of The New Yorker.

Reverend” is the tale of Thomas Sanders’s relationship with his late father, a fervent minister. 199 more words

New York City

Lo yoga spiegato agli sciatori

Eh, già, e la milanese sui libri, quell’appuntamento del sabato che nessuno dei nostri amici e lettori si perdeva mai, dov’è finito?

Siamo stati in sciopero? 600 more words

Una Milanese Sui Libri

What is success for a writer? (With reflections from Tim Parks on the ambition of aspiring writers)

I found this excerpt from the “Writing to Win” essay thought-provoking:

Every year, I teach creative writing to just a couple of students. These are people in their mid-twenties in a British post-graduate course who come to me in Italy as part of an exchange program.

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Reflective

On Authenticity Considered as a Standard of Literary Value

Tim Parks, whose essays tend to bemuse me, as if he and I were not living in the same universe, nevertheless says much that I agree with and find refreshing in his latest, … 1,045 more words

Fiction