Get Lost
Guide to strange(but true)place-names in Italy

Marino Montano

€ 13,00 euro
Publisher: Cairo Editore
Collection: Extra
Pages: 208
ISBN/EAN: 978-88-6052-365-5

During a trip it happens to everyone to point out the window at signs that have the most bizarre place names, but no humorist has ever thought of classifying them with the patience of an entomologist and then put them in a book. However, defining this work merely as meticulous cataloguing would be extremely reductive.

The author links etymons and place-names in an original, creative and very personal way, transforming real towns, villages large and small, hamlets and suburbs into dreamlike and surreal places of fantasy. And if the results are often hilarious, in some cases they are also incredibly plausible. Va’ a quel paese is a deviated place-name dictionary, a voyage organized according to linguistic rather than geographic criteria, a guide to Italy where every place can finally be defined as «pleasant».

The author
Marino Montano was neither born nor lives in any of the places cited in this guide. This should protect him from any accusation whatsoever of home town favouritism.

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