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Seasons in Basilicata: A Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village David Yeadon

Seasons in Basilicata: A Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village

David Yeadon

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ISBN : 9780060531119
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480 pages
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Award-winning travel writer and illustrator, David Yeadon embarks with his wife, Anne on an exploration of the lost word of Basilicata, in the arch of Italys boot. What is intended as a brief sojourn turns into an intriguing residency in theMoreAward-winning travel writer and illustrator, David Yeadon embarks with his wife, Anne on an exploration of the lost word of Basilicata, in the arch of Italys boot. What is intended as a brief sojourn turns into an intriguing residency in the ancient hill village of Aliano, where Carlo Levi, author of the world-renowned memoir Christ Stopped at Eboli, was imprisoned by Mussolini for anti-Fascist activities. As the Yeadons become immersed in Alianos rich tapestry of people, traditions, and festivals, reveling in the rituals and rhythms of the grape and olive harvests, the culinary delights, and other peculiarities of place, they discover that much of the pagan strangeness that Carlo Levi and other notable authors revealed still lurks beneath the beguiling surface of Basilicata.