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Anne and Jim welcome you to Literary Italy, a joyous romp through the books and the landscape of the bel paese. Join us as we share our love of the literature, the people, the land, and the experience that is Italy.

Literary Italy Anne Schuchman Berrettini and Jim Berrettini

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Anne and Jim welcome you to Literary Italy, a joyous romp through the books and the landscape of the bel paese. Join us as we share our love of the literature, the people, the land, and the experience that is Italy.

    Ep. 54: Vincent Schiavelli's "Many Beautiful Things" / Polizzi Generosa, Sicily

    Ep. 54: Vincent Schiavelli's "Many Beautiful Things" / Polizzi Generosa, Sicily

    Vincent Schiavelli, character actor, chef, and author is the our subject! We look at his book Many Beautiful Things, his wonderfully idiosyncratic memoir/cookbook/fable anthology. Anne and Jim are still scheming to get to Sicily. Maybe we're closer to pulling the trigger. Who knows? In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this feast.

    • 39 min
    Ep. 53: Dino Buzzati / The Dolomites

    Ep. 53: Dino Buzzati / The Dolomites

    You got horror in my magical realism. You got magical realism in my horror. -- It's delicious! This week, we talk Dino Buzzati (whom Jim distressingly insists on referring to as "Dee Butts") and his short story "The Bewitched Jacket." Then, we longingly look to the northeast and contemplate the beautiful Dolomite sub-range of the Alps. Plus random musings. Enjoy!

    • 36 min
    Ep.52: Anthony Doerr - Four Seasons in Rome

    Ep.52: Anthony Doerr - Four Seasons in Rome

    • 34 min
    Ep. 51: Elena Ferrante - The Lost Daughter

    Ep. 51: Elena Ferrante - The Lost Daughter

    This week, we read Elena Ferrante’s novella The Lost Daughter, set on the Ionian coast. We also watch Maggie Gyllenhaal’s film adaptation. Join us!

    • 33 min
    Ep. 50: Tozzi

    Ep. 50: Tozzi

    The Dynamic Duo are back, this time with a feature on novelist Federigo Tozzi. We read his short story "A Bender"

    • 28 min
    Ep. 49: Abandon all hope, ye who listen to this podcast

    Ep. 49: Abandon all hope, ye who listen to this podcast

    This week: Canto III of Dante's Divine Comedy!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

Flavor of Italy ,

Love this podcast!

I love all the episodes with Anne and James! They’re informative, fun and delve into all kinds of great Italian topics… books but much more. If you love Italy and all things Italian check out this podcast.

NUsoccerkid77 ,

Fun podcast, and exposure to wonderful books!

Found this, really enjoyed it! Anne and Jim present both great literature and Italy in a fun “drive-time”-like show. Thoroughly entertaining!

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