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War in Val D"Orcia

An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944

by Iris Origo

  • 397 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by David R. Godine Publisher .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War II - Europe,
  • Origo, Iris,,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History: American,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Personal narratives, British,
  • General,
  • 1902-,
  • Italy,
  • Orcia River Valley

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8128147M
    ISBN 100879235004
    ISBN 109780879235000

    War in Val d'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, - Iris Origo. War in Val d'Orcia is a remarkable wartime memoir and makes a great read for visitors to Tuscany, those with an interest in Italy's twentieth-century history, and anyone looking for an insight into human courage and behaviour in extreme circumstances.   "War in Val d'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, " by Iris Origo This book was highly recommended by the tour guide at La Foce (who happens to be Welsh. Which is neither here nor there; I just thought that was an interesting tidbit of information).

      Iris Origo's compellingly powerful diary, War in Val d'Orcia, is the spare and vivid account of what happened when a peaceful farming valley became a battleground. At great personal risk, the Origos gave food and shelter to partisans, deserters and : War in Val d'Orcia is Iris Origo's elegantly simple chronicle of daily life at La Foce, a manor in a Tuscan no-man's land bracketed by foreign invasion and civil the immediacy only a diary can have, the book tells how the Marchesa Origo, an Anglo-American married to an Italian landowner, kept La Foce and its farms functioning while war.

    War in Val D'Orcia, (Book): Origo, Iris: Depicts the impact of the turmoil of World War II on the daily life of the peasants in a small village in Italy. In a corner of Tuscany, one woman—born in England, married to an Italian—kept a record of daily life in a country at war. Iris Origo's powerful diary, War in Val d'Orcia, is the spare and vivid account of what happened when a peaceful farming valley became a battleground.


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"War in Val D'Orcia" exposed me to aspects of Italian culture that I had never even really thought about before. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the history and culture of Italy and Tuscany in particular. This is the first book by or about Iris Origo that I have read but it /5(89).

The book gives a detailed picture of life in the beautiful Val d'Orcia during a It is surprising that she was able to keep a diary as the war progressed /5.

out of 5 stars War in Val d'Orcia. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 5, Verified Purchase. This is a very interesting diary, written during the years and by Iris Cutting, a British woman who married Marchese Antonio Origo and lived with him in Southern Tuscany.

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The narrative of this book consists of a series of diary entries written at the height of World War II by an American-born woman, Iris Origo or the "Marchesa" married into an aristocratic Italian family.

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About War in Val d’Orcia. A bestseller upon its original publication in the s, these diaries reveal life during WWII in Tuscany and include stunning rediscovered photographs In the Second World War, Italy was torn apart by German armies, civil war, and the Allied invasion. Europe - Book: War in Val D'Orcia; An Italian War Diary - I just received this book I ordered, and am anxious to read it before our upcoming trip to Tuscany this summer.

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