The author begins this book by roaming literary Russia, but then strays into a maze of that country's sensual sounds, smells, fetishes and foods. Along the way, his prose takes in vodka, crows, Chekhov, bed-bugs, Tartars and tartar sauce, cures, beards, prisons, beer, toilets, Tolstoy's cook and his horse called Delirium. In the second part of the book, Buzzi wanders around a villa in Sicily, wondering about such things as matchboxes, tuna fish with red carnations in their mouths on market stalls, flies' stomachs, and plumbers' handshakes. But he soon becomes lost in a series of remembered journeys to an England of marmalade, to the Yucatan of the Mayan king Nemesio Xiu (whose name means "herb, prince of herb"), to Milan, Mexico, Rome, Belgrade, and back to Sicily.
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Descripción FABER AND FABER, 1996. Estado de conservación: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP22054991
Descripción Faber & Faber., 1996. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First uncorrected proofs. VG. 8x6. 148pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 391168
Descripción Faber and Faber, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1996 first UK edition Faber and Faber hardback; VG clean ex-library copy (never loaned) with unclipped dj in protective sleeve, usual stamps; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 11083
Descripción FABER AND FABER. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G057117728XI3N00
Descripción Faber & Faber Limited, 1996. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Good condition hardback Good condition DJ not price clipped. 147 pages good and clean with clear print. No foxing, no previous names. Journey to the Land of the Flies and other travels. Good clean pages and clear print. 'What does a dash of pig's head and Brussels sprouts have in common with Tolstoy's habit of writing standing up? Nothing, except their rewarding coexistence in the spacious sensibility of Aldo Buzzi. His distinctive writing distils a vast knowledge of the culture, character, landscape and cuisine of many nations, particularly Russia and his own Italy, into a book as carthy as it is erudite. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. Nº de ref. de la librería 007309
Descripción FABER AND FABER, London, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. A crisp, clean copy. Edges of dustjacket show some wear. ; 7.09 X 4.57 X 0.79 inches; 144 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 215979
Descripción Faber & Faber, 1996. hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st Edition. London. 1996. Faber & Faber. 1st British Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. 147 pages. hardcover. Cover: Matthew Andrews. 057117728x. keywords: Literature Translated Italy. inventory # 31820. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Aldo Buzzi traveled the world soaking up the experiences, sights, sounds and tastes that have gone into the creation of these delectable diversions. From exotic ports of call like Djakarta, Gorgonzola, Sicily and Moscow, and featuring menus such as roast monkey, cabbage soup, risotto, and 19 types of vodka, this is a book to satisfy both the senses and the mind. Nº de ref. de la librería 31820