The Garzanti dictionary defines Walkabout simply as “a period spent wandering around the country (espec. by Australian aborigines)”. The more general term “wandering” does not have the same flavour to it; just try googling “religions or anthropology”, or “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin. What Giorgio Gennari sets out to do here is to convince the reader that you can take a trip around the world simply by walking around slowly and casually, sometimes without even rising from your seat. Just for the record: in this book, some readers have perceived echoes of Beckett, Zavattini, Dostojevskj, Arbasino, Turghenjev, Celati and Rabelais. Who knows? The illustrations inspired by the writings, printed on translucent paper, are by Giacomo Mordacci.