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Better Reading Italian A Reader and Guide to Improving Your Understanding of Written Italian

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ISBN-10: 007139138X

ISBN-13: 9780071391382

Edition: 2003

Authors: Daniela Gobetti

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Many learners want to improve their knowledge of a language - but don't want to speak the language. This title satisfies the unmet needs of these learners.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Daniela Gobettiis the assistant director of the Office of International Programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author ofBetter Reading ItalianandPractice Makes Perfect: Italian Vocabulary.

Preface
How to use this book
Il bel paese
Torino: A children's poem devoted to Turin
Il Touring Club Italiano: Advertising a tour of Sicily
Trieste (I): An early-twentieth-century poem about Trieste
Trieste (II): An excerpt from a recent best-seller
L'agriturismo: Vacationing at an agrotourism inn in Tuscany
Slow food
L'Arcigola: Manifesto of the Slow Food Movement
Il mangiarbene: A culinary report on a restaurant in Piedmont
Il buon vino fa buon sangue: Italian wine profiles
I vini di origine controllata: D.O.C. wine nomenclature
La scienza in cocina e l'arte di mangiar bene: Recipes from the 1891 classic by Pellegrino Artusi
La moda e il design
Kartell: Web site of a furniture manufacturer
Tensione e compressione: The famous designer Bruno Munari
Io speriamo che me la cavo: A Neapolitan student's essay on home life
Ville, villette, villone: An excerpt from a novel by Carlo Emilio Gadda
La moda italiana: A news report on Italian fashion at the Paris shows
Costume e societa
Il male di vivere: A feature article on anorexia in laRepubblica
La moda maschile: A tongue-in-cheek article on male fashion
Il problema demografico: Demographic trends in Italy
Il calcio: The soccer scene in Italy
La beatificazione: The recent canonization of a Capuchin monk
La scuola
Cuore: The classic children's book from 1886
La maturita: The nationwide test for Italy's nineteen-year-olds
La matematica in rima: Poems to help children learn math and the seasons
La gatta: A story written by elementary school children
Lessico famigliare
Una citta famigliare: A poem treating Turin as extended family
Lessico famigliare: Growing up in a Jewish family between the wars
Famiglia cristiana: Personal advice from a Christian magazine
Va' dove ti porta il cuore: An old love affair revealed to a granddaughter
Sebben che siamo donne...
La Lega: A solidarity song of women workers in the Po Valley
Mamma: A popular 1940 song on the mother-son relationship
Donna in guerra: The feminist awakening of a young married woman
Le donne e la politica: An article on women's representation in Parliament
Il femminismo: Italian feminist declarations from the 1970s
Lamerica
Americano sono: The return of a novel's protagonist to Sicily
Gagliano: An excerpt from Christ stopped at Eboli
La luna e i falo: Comparing Piedmont with California
Il Dio d'America: A view of the political role of religion in the United States
Cincinnati, Ohio: An excerpt from Hymn to a wandering Italy
Suggestions for further reading
Answer key