Torregreca: Life, Death, and Miracles in a Southern Italian Village (Italia Series)

Torregreca Life Death and Miracles in a Southern Italian Village Italia Series In Ann Cornelisen came to the impoverished region of Basilicata A young unmarried Protestant woman she found herself in a tradition bound male dominated Catholic world She smoked drove a car

  • Title: Torregreca: Life, Death, and Miracles in a Southern Italian Village (Italia Series)
  • Author: Ann Cornelisen Frances Mayes
  • ISBN: 9781586420444
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1959 Ann Cornelisen came to the impoverished region of Basilicata A young unmarried Protestant woman, she found herself in a tradition bound, male dominated Catholic world She smoked, drove a car, occasionally drank at the village bar, and quickly became the object of disapproving gossip With aplomb and tough minded determination, Cornelisen established a school andIn 1959 Ann Cornelisen came to the impoverished region of Basilicata A young unmarried Protestant woman, she found herself in a tradition bound, male dominated Catholic world She smoked, drove a car, occasionally drank at the village bar, and quickly became the object of disapproving gossip With aplomb and tough minded determination, Cornelisen established a school and gained the acceptance, if not always the approval, of the community In this absorbing memoir she renders the people, landscape, and vexing social ills of her adopted home with candor and compassion.

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    2 thoughts on “Torregreca: Life, Death, and Miracles in a Southern Italian Village (Italia Series)

    1. Ann Cornelisen is best known as the author of several books detailing the landscape and culture of southern Italy She first went to Italy in 1954 with plans of studying archaeology in Rome However, after meeting Giovanna Gianna Thompson, a representative of the British Save the Children Fund, the course of her life was forever changed She traveled with Gianna to many small, impoverished towns in central and southern Italy documenting her experiences in her journals, letters home, and on film She eventually made Ortona in the Abruzzo region her permanent home, but spent much of her time studying the town of Tricarico in Basilicata, which was the focus of her first book, Torregreca Cornelisen spent the rest of her professional career in Italy and published three nonfiction books about the country as well as two novels from specialcollectionsssar

    2. This was a delicious little surprise. I was expecting a sentimental and nostalgic tale of social worker visiting quaint Italian village in the 60's - a Mediterranean "Heartbeat". This book is so much more interesting than that. Sure there are the colourful local priests, policemen and politicians one expects - but Ann Cornelisen brings a sharp mind and pen is as fresh and relevant now as when this book was written. This could be a text book for young social workers on how to be compassionate whi [...]

    3. Change can be achieved in some of the most unlikely sources. The betterment of all is not an easy path.

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