Adultery and Other Diversions by Tim Parks

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Brilliant, probing, and provocative reflections from the author of the bestselling "Italian Neighbors" and "An Italian Education".

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Tim Parks is the author of more than twenty novels and works of nonfiction, including the best-selling Italian Neighbors and An Italian Education. His novels include Europa which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His essays have appeared in the The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, for which he blogs. Tim Park is also a renowned translator. He lives in Italy.
Published January 1, 1998 by SECKER & WARBURG. 190 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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But there are deep traps in mining the ordinary, and in at least a few essays, Parks falls in headfirst—for example, “Analogies,” in which he contrasts a faltering Italian soccer team’s luckless season with a friend’s teetering marriage to utterly affectless and contrived effect.

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