“Che bella lingua”

So, as the story goes–my story–I tried to learn Italian after failing miserably at Spanish and French. Insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results….

But I had fun writing about it, and “Che bella lingua” (linked here) appears in the Spring issue of Tinge Magazine.



About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: www.aliceloweblogs.wordpress.com. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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1 Response to “Che bella lingua”

  1. susanpjames says:

    Admirable that you’re trying to beat the odds and learn Italian. I know from experience how difficult it is for English speakers to learn a foreign language at any age. Many never develop an ear or are linguistically challenged even after living in a foreign country for years.That said, I don’t think speaking other languages is a sign of intelligence as much as a talent or ability. I’ve met not so bright people who learned another language in six months and brilliant scholars who couldn’t get by after years of studying.

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