Il Mediterraneo: culla di civiltà e fattore di sviluppo, di Domenico Panetta
Dal testo alla biografia immaginaria. La voce «Castrucci, Giovan Paolo Mattia» dall’età barocca a oggi, di Lorenzo Arnone Sipari
Abstract: This article shows the fortune of the biographical voice “Giovan Paolo Mattia Castrucciˮ, known as the author of the book Descrittione del ducato di Alvito, published for the first time in 1633. According to tradition, he was born in Alvito (in a small duchy in the Kingdom of Naples) between XVI and XVII centuries and he was from a family related to a Luccan warlord Castruccio Castracani, to whom Machiavelli dedicated a short biographical novel. However, Castrucci never existed, despite the reprints of “hisˮ work (1686, 1863 and 1978) and many biographical notes that were dedicated to him. His case is the result of an editorial strategy of the XVII century.
Giraldi Cinzio e il “Discorso intorno al comporre de’ romanzi”, di Antonio Merola
Abstract: Giambattista Giraldi Cinzio (1504-1573) published in 1544 a really important study: Discorso intorno al comporre de’ romanzi. Giraldi theorized a new literary form: the contamination between novel and poetry. But his pupil Giovan Battista Pigna (1529-1575) claimed the paternity of the work against the teacher.
Su Mario Puccini mediatore culturale tra Italia e Argentina, di Giuseppe Traina
Abstract: This essay presents Mario Puccini, Italian writer born in Senigallia in 1887 and death in Rome in 1957. He wrote and published many prose (Novelle semplici in 1907, Faville in 1914, Ebrei in 1931, Comici in 1935, Questi italiani in 1955 etc.) and also various books of travel like Dal Carso al Piave (1918), Davanti a Trieste (1919), L’Argentina e gli Argentini (1939). He studied Spanish literature as a critic and as a translater.
Abstract: This essay explores in a transversal way certain hardly known works of Giorgio Manganelli, Scrivere storie umane, Appunti di un uomo disorientato (1960) and Taccuino (dated 1972-1980), contained in the collection of stories Ti ucciderò mia capitale (2011), and tries to establish a connection between them and other more well-known Manganelli’s works, like Hilarotragoedia (1964), Centuria (1979) and Encomio del tiranno (1990). Thanks to an analysis of language and themes, this study highlights the consistency of literary thought of Manganelli, and it shows how some works interact and debate with some others, in a manneristic coincidentia oppositorum. Moreover, it is possible to partially discover the nature of the private work of the writer, and to determine a coherence of words and concepts in his entire work, whatever the period, the context or the destination.
Mario Scotti, Maestro di vita, di Mara Pacella
Abstract: Mario Scotti was a distinguished Italianist and man of culture, who died ten years ago. His book intitled Poesie, presented by Arnaldo di Benedetto and edited by Aureliana Scotti and his pupil Mara Pacella, was published by Avagliano Editore in 2010: it collects Mario Scotti’s poetic inheritance and shows an outstanding personality. The essay presented here is the author’s act of witness and devotion to the memory of her professor. It is the story of an important experience that has characterized the most fruitful years of her literary apprenticeship and that over time had transformed into a real lesson of life. The author invites us to linger over the prose passages opening the book and over some poems that most reflect the meaning and the extent of Mario Scotti’s authentic poetic vocation that, together with a deep and constant faith in the human and cognitive value of poetry, accompanied him throughout his life.
“Postfazione” a Marco Pacioni, “Lo sbarco salato del risveglio”, di Sebastiano Triulzi
Abstract: Courtesy of the author and the editor, we publish the afterworld written by Sebastiano Triulzi to the book intitled Lo sbarco salato del risveglio, that collects the last poetical production of Marco Pacioni and will be published on next July by Interno Poesia.
Abstract: This is an interview to Marco Zapparoli, who founded, in 1981, Marcos y Marcos publishing house in Milan with Marco Franza. This article is linked with the three following texts.
Intervista a Carmelo Calì e Carla Campus (Libri & Bar Pallotta), di Francesca Accurso
Abstract: This is an interview to Carmelo Calì and Carla Campus, two booksellers of an independent library in Rome.
Intervista a Fabrizio Piazza (Modusvivendi), di Francesca Accurso
Abstract: This is an interview to Fabrizio Piazza, bookseller of an independent famous library in Palermo.
Intervista a Sarah Milazzo (Open more than Books), di Francesca Accurso
Abstract: This is an interview to Sarah Milazzo, director of an independent library in Milan.
«Locomotiv»: il treno che hai perso ma che trovi all’interno della tua tasca, di Carlotta Coluzzi
Abstract: «Locomotiv» is a free and thematic posterzine, where a poster meets a magazine. It is monthly publishing. Every month, the editorial staff chooses a theme. On one hand, «Locomotiv» shows a photografy that becomes the cover, on the other hand shows a polaroid and tales, poems or short essays. Everybody can collaborate sending a contribution to email@example.com.
Abstract: This text tells about a meeting (in last May, at Sapienza University) with Lorenzo Flabbi and Marco Federici Solari, that founded L’orma publishing house in Milan in 2011.
“Exit West” di Mohsin Amid, di Claudio Bello
“Album di famiglia” di Sara Bertrand, di Claudio Morandini
“Nel cuore della notte” di Marco Rossari, di Eleonora Daniel
“Le assaggiatrici” di Rosella Postorino, di Veronica Di Tora