The American: For Italy & the World
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Italy and Italians
Italo Svevo's remarkable Zeno Cosini has the pedigree of a 21st-century neurotic.
Little written about World War II and southern Italy rivals Lewis' memoir.
In English, "That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana" is an impossible novel — which makes it necessary.
At his best, the late Dino Buzzati made the magical abut the mundane.
Tracking Rome street art is a noble cause, but not when words get in the way.