- Bernardo Carducci (President of the Italian-American Association of Louisville, KY)
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God finally admits to himself, "It's not clear my appreciation for her is one hundred percent divine. Her job and relationships with friends and lovers preoccupy her thoughts. When she finally confronts the reason for her hatred of the church, God--"fed up" with humans--says, "The time has come to extinguish them. Sartori, an Italian scientist, has written a book that, beyond its philosophical wit, draws attention to hypocrisy in all forms.
Started out enjoyable, but eventually the cringey, try-hard anti-religious juvenile sentiments accrued and made it sort of unpleasant. I also think the decision to have God observe just one main narrative through-line was such a miscalculation. Either start out that story with an 'omniscient narrator' that you slowly and masterfully reveal as the actual Chief Omniscience themself or rather, himself, because this God is such a dude , or have your narrator announce himself as God and have his nar Started out enjoyable, but eventually the cringey, try-hard anti-religious juvenile sentiments accrued and made it sort of unpleasant.
Either start out that story with an 'omniscient narrator' that you slowly and masterfully reveal as the actual Chief Omniscience themself or rather, himself, because this God is such a dude , or have your narrator announce himself as God and have his narration be a bit more free-wheeling than this.
Bernardo Carducci (President of the Italian-American Association of Louisville, KY)
May 12, Joseph F. What a strange and hilarious tale! God never tires of telling us how he created everything and how he's in control. But then he feels that he has to, because lately he is not completely in control of his feelings or whatever it is God has that is close to feelings. He's been spending too much time enamored with an atheistic biologist who earns extra money by inseminating cows. This God is not an exact figure we see in the bible, and he let's us know that. For example, he seems to really despise What a strange and hilarious tale! For example, he seems to really despise humans!
He wishes he never made us. On the other hand, he decries when we have casual sex, especially homosexual sex. If our God here hates us so much, why should he give a shit what we do?? I don't have an answer to this, but then again, this is comedy, and I'm sure the author is aware of this conundrum. God himself is not as perfect as he cares to think.
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He can be very self-serving, which is part of the absurdist humor. This is quite a funny book. And quite an intellectual feat. And quite a charming delight.
And quite complex. And a great story. God slowly falls in love with a human woman and, fairly quickly, falls out of love with her. His predicament as "deity in love" is highlighted by his self-knowledge, his own pleasure at the infinite depth of an active universe, and by his paradoxical scorn for human kind which, unique in creation, thinks, but never does anything right: seeks to build, but destroys const This is quite a funny book.
His predicament as "deity in love" is highlighted by his self-knowledge, his own pleasure at the infinite depth of an active universe, and by his paradoxical scorn for human kind which, unique in creation, thinks, but never does anything right: seeks to build, but destroys constantly; sets its hand to a multitude of projects, but ruins all of them. God's asides and satires on humanity, his sarcasm, his cynical and superior tone are absorbing and sometimes hilarious.
God's self-serving lies are also funny. They mainly have to do with rivals to his love.
In the course of the book, God creates stomachaches and impotence to prevent guys from having sex with his own love interest. And then says blatantly that he had nothing to do with these matters. God himself is incorporeal, as we understand the word, and would never lower himself to the level of a Greek god, for example, who would claim his human love interest in corporeal form as an animal or otherwise.
But of course, he does "see" everything and can be a bit prurient. God is the narrator of this book. Therefore, by definition, he is an omniscient narrator. But he is also a character in the story in the story he narrates. Therefore, he is paradoxically beset by confusion. In the end, God becomes self-indulgent and amoral as he surprisingly falls in love.
Perhaps, love is the greatest, in the sense of most powerful, of all things. All the above is aided by an English that is peppy and smooth, sometimes colloquial. I don't know the Italian, but I assume it may have at least the same tone of voice. I'm very happy this book was translated and published. It's nice to see foreign language authors appear in the USA. It doesn't happen enough IMO. Apr 23, Barksdale Penick rated it really liked it. In English this is called I Am God. When I tried to look it up on Goodreads there seemed to be hundreds of books with that title or a close variation.
That's interesting. And the book is too. A small book with very short chapters. At first I thought it might be the type of book best enjoyed by a true religious believer, but as I went though it I realized how wrong that was. It is pretty sacrilegious, I think, although I am not the best judge. In this tale, God watches certain humans and starts to obsess about one young woman. I found the particulars of the human subplots occasionally confusing, but these details weren't really important to the book, which is, I suppose, a story of what it might really be like to be God.
Or at least from the dim perspective of a human, since our existence couldn't be all that important to the creator of all the known and unknown universe. It is not a pretty sight, but no worse than the humans in the tale. I think I will remember this book, which for me is the best quality for a book to recommend. So I do. May 04, Margery Osborne added it. Fantastic concept with short poetic chapters. Should have fired on all cylinders for me, and yet I found it repetitive, wandering, and burdened by a weak narrative. Robert Arlt. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Sandor Marai.
Roberto Arlt. Philippe Claudel. Marcel Proust. Mark Haddon. Kate Atkinson. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. New Releases. Questa sono io. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 20mm Other books in this series. After that, they started working on the decorative arts on the inside, the crown molding and such things, and they brought in people who did that kind of work.
Eventually, as the city began to expand, they brought in people who did some tile work, for the churches and for the big department stores and the big theaters that were opening up all across the State in the 20s. The next wave that came worked on the food sector. These Italians were typically farmers. People needed to eat, and Kentucky too discovered Italian food.
We've never had a real Little Italy, but that was the place where people from the entire city would come to buy their produce. Some early Italian families who are still here then came into the restaurant business. It makes sense: you sell excellent food, so you start to cook it and serve it to people. It was a natural progression, something that you see within any ethnic group that comes: first they come in to do work that nobody wants to do, then they want to eat, so they bring in the food from their motherland and then, once they feed themselves, they feed other people.
And that's what the Italians did here in Kentucky. So, in the end, we can say that we never had a huge Italian community here in Louisville, just a small one. But there were some other Italians in eastern Kentucky, who worked in the coal mines. Are there personalities, or places, or facts that have had or still have a particular importance in describing Italy in Kentucky? There were a couple of things, in Louisville primarily, but the sad thing is they don't exist anymore. As mentioned, there was the Haymarket in the center, downtown, in the 20s, 30s and 40s.
It was the produce center of the city: they had butchers, they bakeries , they had vegetables, it was a big open-air market, started and maintained for many years by the Italians. Then they made their money, and they got out of produce business. They were replaced by the Armenians and the produce market lasted until around the late 80s, I think, and then it was shut down because people stopped going to the central market to buy products and started going to the supermarket and to the grocery stores in the suburbs.
The other "Italian" thing that has been going on here in Louisville for many years, and now isn't anymore, is the festival. As I said, people would identify with that, and have a lot of fun. As for now, our organization is the principal thing that can make people say, "Oh there is something Italian in Louisville! There are few people, not many, and the ones that do come already have family here or are primarily affiliated with a specific business or industry, like a manager, or a doctor, or a scientist. The migration that comes tends to be relatively small, and we don't see many of those individuals, because when they come they don't need social support from the Italian Group, they come because they have been sponsored by a business or a family member.
How is Made in Italy in Kentucky? Is there a particular business sector that is booming? There is very little emphasis, specifically on things made in Italy, in Kentucky. What is very successful in Louisville, like in any other place, is the Italian restaurants: these are the most highly visible places where to find Italy in Kentucky. The most famous was the one owned by the Grisanti Family, that has been in Louisville since the early s. Nowadays we have Vincenzo's Italian restaurant, managed by two brothers that got the training by the Grisantis.
Can you please describe us this association? This organization was started by a group of Italian American psychologists focused on bring together other Italian American psychologists: every year we get together for a formal dinner meeting to network with other Italian and Italian-American psychologists. We are an organization of professional psychologists that includes teachers, mental health professionals, and researchers. Everybody has the same story, more or less: their parents or their grandparents came to this country from Italy to have a better life, like so many other people in the Great Migration.
They spoke Italian to each other, but for the most part they didn't speak Italian to their children. My dad told me why they used to do this: "I came to this country without speaking English and I never had a good job because I didn't master the language. By the time I learnt English, I was too old to get a good job. We focus on successful people who have both Italian and American connection, and who are also psychologists.
We also have members who are doing research on the Italian American narrative. Like the Italian-American Association in Louisville, what we do is help people reconnect, reestablish and develop a sense of identity with their Italian American culture.
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When we get together we also bring in speakers. Some of them are psychologists who talk about their Italian American past and current experience. Some of them are professionals in other areas who speak about the Italian Culture: so we have people who own restaurants or wineries, for example, or individuals who tell us about the Italian heritage in their cities. A couple of years ago we met in Denver, and we had as a speaker a woman who runs the Italian American historical component at the Denver City Museum, and she talked about the history of the Italians in Denver.
You have a Ph. From a professional point of view, is there a distinctive element to describe the Italian American psychologists, something typical and different from the Americans of other heritage? We are a very small percentage of psychologists in this country, but we represent some important contribution in terms of what the Italian American psychologists have done. I think that what is unique is the impact we had, just like the other Italians, throughout culture.
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If you look at the impact the Italians had in history throughout the whole world, it's amazing. We are a very small country, that has always had a very small population, but the Italian impact has been and still is tremendous. Yes, a remarkable scientist, and I'm proud to say that he's a very good friend of mine: his name is Professor Philip G. He is probably one of the top-five most famous living psychologists in the world. His work is known and studied all over the world. He is from a small town in Sicily called Cammarata, and he constantly goes back to his town, and he sponsors scholarships and educational centers so that people who are living in this small village can have a chance to go to college.
He did a world-famous research on the psychology of evil, called "The Stanford Prison Experiment. I can say without a doubt that he had a major impact on my desire to become a psychologist! It's a complex issue and I have mixed feelings about that. We have to recognize everything that he did, both the good and the bad, in terms of his contribution: and that's true with literally everybody.