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Author Biggers, Jeff, 1963- author.

Title In Sardinia : an unexpected journey in Italy / Jeff Biggers.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2023.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    914.59 BIG    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description x, 354 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-354).
Contents Prologue: crossing over to Sardinia. Sardinia blues ; Three maps and a photo -- S'abba tenet memoria: the water remembers. The ship ; The love of Italy ; Ballu tondu ; Agriturismo ; L'Alguer ; Sardigna ; Isolari ; Mont'e prama -- Sos mannos: the ancestors. Postcard from Sant'Antioco: the archer ; Re-storying history ; Lawrence of Sardinia ; Porto conte ; Emporium ; Traveling writers ; Unearthing memory ; Monte d'Accoddi -- Sa die de sa Sardigna: the day of the Sardinian people. Sardinian contadina ; The valley of the Nuraghes ; Girl writer found dead in mystery case ; Fainè ; Sa vitta et morte ; In sos logos de Angioy ; Su patriotu Sardu -- Montes insani: the insane mountains. Saving the coasts ; Pompìa ; Tiscali ; Bitti ; The Barbagia ; Asproni, Garibaldi, and the prince of satire ; L'Atene Barbaricina -- Sedd'e su diaulu: the devil's saddle. The consul ; Sa mundana cummedia ; Of steles and islanders ; On the rim of the world -- Epilogue: the desire to return.
Summary "After three decades of living and traveling in Italy, Jeff Biggers finally crossed over to Sardinia, uncovering a treasury of stories amid major archaeological discoveries rewriting the history of the Mediterranean. Based in the bewitching port of Alghero, guided through the island's rich and largely untranslated literature, he embarked on a rare journey around the island to experience its famed cuisine, wine, traditional rituals and thriving cultural movements. Beyond its fabled beaches, reconsidering how its unique history and ways have shaped Italy and Europe today, Biggers explores how travelers must first understand Sardinia and its ancient and modern history to truly understand the rest of Italy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sardinia (Italy) -- Description and travel.
Sardinia (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Biggers, Jeff, 1963- -- Travel -- Italy -- Sardinia.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9781685890261 (hardcover)
1685890261 (hardcover)

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