An American Professor in Italy

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iUniverse, May 8, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 124 pages

An American Professor in Italy is about an American professor of Italian descent who recounts his travels in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar, program evaluator for the European Common Market, tourist, and owner of an Italian timeshare. He reflects on Italian Culture and its stereotypes, and shares impressions of Italians in poignant and humorous anecdotes. Throughout the book he conveys a strong sense of pride and love for Italy and its Italians.

Dr. Tripodi discovers his Italian roots and describes a wide range of experiences in 52 vignettes and several poems concerned with topics such as these: his mother's house in Italy, the church his grandfather built, a conversation with Anna Maria Levi, sister of world-famous author Primo Levi, an Italian lover, the seductive city of Venice, the Jewish Ghetto, the University of Padova, Michelangelo in Rome and Florence, La Scala di Milano, and Juliet's balcony in Verona.

 

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This is a wonderful book! Being of Italian descent myself I can totally relate to the sentiments, food and culture of Italy. It makes me want to return to Italy.

Contents

Prologue
1
San Pietro Apostolo
3
The House
5
The Street
6
The Church
7
Tre Punti
9
Firenze
10
David in Fiesole
12
The Campanile of San Marco
60
The Seductive City
62
The Jewish Ghetto
64
Neighboring Islands to Venezia
66
Time Shares In Italy
68
Sardinia Sardegna
70
Assissi
72
Taormina
74

An Italian Lover
14
Un Assagio di Gelato A Taste of Gelato
16
The Uniqueness of Firenze
17
The Wonder of Rome
19
A Fulbright Award to Italy
21
An Italian School of Social Work
23
Michelangelo in Rome
25
The Lido of Ostia
27
Padova
29
The University of Padova
31
La Chiesa di Sant Antonio The Church of St Anthony
33
St Anthony
34
La Fondazione Emannuela Zancan The Zancan Emannuela Foundation
36
The Town of Malosco
38
A Daily Routine
40
Meals at Malosco
42
The Monsignor and the Secretary
44
Seminar Participants
46
The City of Napoli
48
Christina Visits Napoli
50
A Tour of the Environs of Napoli
52
A Program of Social Medicine
54
Venezia
56
Piazza San Marco
58
Cortina d Ampezzo
76
Celle Su Rigo
77
Flavors of Tuscany
79
Il Poggio
81
Bugs on the Wall
83
Views that Inspire Poetry
85
Hills
86
Sunset
88
Fonte Verde
90
The Spa
91
Milano and Verona
93
La Scala di Milano
94
The Last Supper La Cena Ultima
95
The Train Station
97
The Amphitheatre of Verona
99
Juliets Balcony
101
Gagliano Basilicata Ferrara and Cortona
103
Gagliano
104
Ferrara
106
Cortona
108
Epilogue
109
Bibliography
111
Back cover
114
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About the author (2012)

Dr. Tony Tripodi is a former Dean and now professor emeritus of the Ohio State University. He is series editor of Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods, Oxford University Press.

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