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Tim Parks

Tim Parks

·3.81·24,837 Ratings
“ If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. ” ― Lao Tzu
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  • Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

    ·4.13·537 Ratings
    With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he brought to his acclaimed retelling of the Greek myths, Roberto Calasso plunges Western readers into the mind of ancient India. He begins with a mystery: Why is the most important god in the Rg
  • Indian Nocturne

    ·3.74·673 Ratings
    Translated from the Italian, this winner of the Prix Medicis Etrangerfor 1987 is an enigmatic novel set in modern India. Roux, the narrator,is in pursuit of a mysterious friend named Xavier. His search, whichdevelops into a quest, takes him from town to t
  • An Italian Education

    ·3.85·1,000 Ratings
    Tim Parks' first bestseller, "Italian Neighbors," chronicled his initiation into Italian society and cultural life. Reviewers everywhere hailed it as a bravissimo performance. Now he turns to his children -- born and bred in Italy -- and their milieu in a
  • Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories

    ·3.97·1,765 Ratings
    For the first time in paperback--a volume of thirty-seven diabolically inventive stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of the great fantasists of the 20th century, displaying the full breadth of his vision and wit.  Written between 1943
  • Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence

    ·3.64·493 Ratings
    Before they achieved renown as patrons of the arts and de facto rulers of Florence, the Medici family earned their fortune in banking. But even at the height of the Renaissance, charging interest of any kind meant running afoul of the Catholic Church’s
  • A Season with Verona: Travels Around Italy in Search of Illusion, National Character . . . and Goals!

    ·4.13·1,107 Ratings
    After 20 years of living in Italy, Tim parks, whom Joseph Brodsky has called the best British author working today, spent a full year following the fortunes--and misfortunes--of the Verona football--oops! soccer--club. Here is his rollicking report.
  • Europa

    ·3.33·382 Ratings
    At the midpoint of his life, Jerry Marlow finds himself on a bus from Milan to Strasbourg, taking stock of the wreckage strewn behind him -- a failed marriage, a daughter going astray, and an affair that has left him both numb and licking every wound, sel
  • Literature and the Gods

    ·3.89·171 Ratings
    Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso’s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the
  • The Road to San Giovanni

    ·3.72·372 Ratings
    A major testament by an essential 20th century writer composed of five strikingly elegant "memory exercises" about his life and work--now available in paperback. With visionary passion, the author traces pieces of his childhood and adolescence, his experi
  • Letty Fox: Her Luck

    ·3.66·91 Ratings
    One hot night last spring, after waiting fruitlessly for a call from my then lover, with whom I had quarreled the same afternoon, and finding one of my black moods upon me, I flung out of my lonely room on the ninth floor (unlucky number) in a hotel in lo
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