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Seasons in Basilicata: A Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village (edition 2005)

by David Yeadon

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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 Italy's 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 Aliano's 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.… (more)
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Title:Seasons in Basilicata: A Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village
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Info:Harper Perennial (2005), Paperback, 480 pages
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Seasons in Basilicata: A Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village by David Yeadon

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    Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi (muumi)
    muumi: I chose not to make the recommendation reciprocal because neither Yeadon's writing nor his insight is comparable to Carlo Levi's.
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More about food than Carlo Levi's and less about thoughts. ( )
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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 Italy's 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 Aliano's 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.

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