The Resource A Season with Verona : a Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and ... Goals!, (ebook)

A Season with Verona : a Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and ... Goals!, (ebook)

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A Season with Verona : a Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and ... Goals!
Title
A Season with Verona
Title remainder
a Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and ... Goals!
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eng
Summary
Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football (which we Americans know as "soccer") a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities? After twenty years in the bel paese, Tim Parks goes on the road to follow the fortunes of his hometown soccer club, Hellas Verona, to pay a different kind of visit to some of the world's most beautiful cities, and to get a fresh take on the conundrum that is national character. From Udine to Catania, from the San Siro to the Olimpico, traveling with the raucous and unruly Verona fans-whose conduct is a cross between that of asylum inmates and the Keystone Kops-Tim Parks offers his highly personal account of one man's relationship with a country, its people, and its national sport. The clubs are struggling, as always, to keep their heads above water in Series A. The fans, as always, are accused of vulgarity, racism, and violence. It's an election year and politics encroaches. The police are ambiguous, the journeys exhausting, the referees unforgivable, the anecdotes hilarious. And behind it all is the growing intuition that in a world stripped of idealism and bereft of religion, soccer offers a new and fiercely ironic way of forming community and engaging with the sacred
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Parks, Tim
Dewey number
796.3342
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Parks, Tim
  • Hellas Verona (Football club)
  • Soccer
  • Electronic books
  • Italy
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adult
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A Season with Verona : a Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and ... Goals!, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781611459777
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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MWT12353666
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remote
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MWT12353666
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Season with Verona : a Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and ... Goals!, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611459777
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12353666
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12353666
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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