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Seeking Sicily: A Cultural Journey Through Myth and Reality in the Heart of the Mediterranean

John Keahey

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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9780312597054
Published:
01 Dec 2011
Publisher:
Macmillan
Dimensions:
320 pages - 140 x 210mm

Sicily has a timeless allure, and much of what one sees there today has changed little over the centuries. With Sicily’s literary greats as a guide, Keahey discerns what lies behind the soul of its inhabitants, touching on history, archaeology, food, art, and politics. He looks to contemporary Sicilians who have never shaken off the influences of their forbearers, who believed in the ancient gods & goddesses; and who have always come under the thumb of outsiders. Most importantly, he will explore the Mediterranean’s largest and most mysterious island through the eyes of a visitor--making this book a delight to Italophiles and travellers alike.

JOHN KEAHEY is a veteran newspaper journalist who, since 1989, has been a reporter and news editor for The Salt Lake Tribune. He has a history degree from the University of Utah and spends as much time as possible in Italy.

A travel narrative that captures Sicily and its various cultures through his eyes and the eyes of Sicilian authors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, most notably Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989) of Racalmuto, province of Agrigento. As John travels around the Mediterranean's largest -- and most conquered -- island, he will share photos of places he visits and people he meets.

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