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Torregreca: Life, Death, and Miracles in a Southern Italian Village by Ann Cornelisen, Frances Mayes

IN 1959 ANN CORNELISEN came to the impoverished region of Basilicata. A young, unmarried Protestant woman, she found herself in a tradition-bound, male-dominated Catholic world. She smoked, drove a car, occasionally drank at the village bar, and quickly became the object of disapproving gossip. With aplomb and tough-minded determination, Cornelisen established a school and gained the acceptance, if not always the approval, of the community. In this absorbing memoir, she renders the people, landscape, and vexing social ills of her adopted home with candor and compassion.
Torregreca: Life, Death, and Miracles in a Southern Italian Village
Author:
by Ann Cornelisen, Frances Mayes
Title:
Torregreca: Life, Death, and Miracles in a Southern Italian Village
ISBN:
1586420445
ISBN13:
978-1586420444
Publisher:
Steerforth Italia; 1 edition (June 1, 1998)
Language:
English
Category:
Arts & Literature
Size ePub version:
1433 kb
Size PDF version:
1615 kb
Rating:
3.9
Votes:
293
Pages:
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