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Roberto And Angela Bubba Pietrangelo Buttafuoco Paola Capriolo Ivan Cotroneo Andrea De Carlo Federica De Paolis Luca Di Fulvio Giuseppe Di Piazza Umberto Eco Mario Fortunato Dario Franceschini Fausta Garavini Massimiliano Governi Francesca Lancini Vincenzo Latronico Vladimir Luxuria Nada Malanima Edoardo Nesi Clara Nubile Pierluigi Panza Aurelio Picca Aleksandr Sokurov Flavio Soriga The Empty Throne Malinati The Wolf and the Moon Cain A Kiss Sheandhe I Hear You The Great Excommunicated Sleepy Eyes or rather The Four Chants of Palermo The Prague Cemetery Allegra Street Over Again Diary of Solitudes Who Writes Dies Without Heels The Conspiracy of the Doves Eldorado The Large House The Story of My People You, Like Everything You Touch Born under the Moon Goodbye In the Center of the Ocean Blackrain 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

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Attilio Bolzoni Eleonora Duse Umberto Eco Diego Fusaro Enzo Golino Luca Guadagnino Giordano Bruno Guerri Stefano Livadiotti Benito Mussolini Umberto Pasti Rossana Rossanda Vittorio Sgarbi Vittorio Sgarbi Luca Telese Alessandro Sallusti Faq Mafia Letters to Gabriele D'Annunzio Building the Enemy Minimum Marketaly Beyond Literature Gastronomical Journey Through Italy The Italians under the Church In the Name of God Mussolinis Diaries (presumed) 1936 volume 3 Gardens and non-Gardens Visions Rome: from Renaissance to the Present Day Full of Grace Berlusconeide 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

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Umberto Eco Umberto Eco Umberto Eco Andrea Mantegna Giovanni Reale Elisabetta Sgarbi History of Beauty History of Ugliness The Infinity of List The Eternal Spouses Trilogy on the Sacred Sculpture 49 49 50 51 52

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Cesare Brandi Fernanda Pivano Antonio Pizzuto Giovanni Testori Journeys and Literary Writings Diaries, vol. I and II Dolls Repaired Here Works, vol.I, II, III 55 56 57 58

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ANGELA BUBBA

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The Empty Throne


Il trono vuoto
A novel that recounts the farse of politics when the party leaders are inexistent and anyone can take their place The leader of the main opposion party, Salvatore Olivieri, fifty years old, tired out by the negative opinion polls and by some judiciary problems, decides one day to hook it: he disappears without telling anyone (not even his wife or assistant), leaving just a short note of reassurance. He anonymously travels to Paris, to Danielle, an actress with whom he had had a brief affair twenty years before, but meanwhile, in Italy, his nearest and dearest are trying to find a solution to the very serious problem that Salvatores disappearance has caused the party. His wife and spokesperson turn to his twin brother, Ernani, a professor of philosophy and ex-psychiatric patient. Hes the only one that could know where Salvatore is. In actual fact, Ernani provides no clues but takes over his absent brothers position in all naturalness: he gives interviews, holds rallies, presides over meetings and, obviously, revolutionises the partys politicies. But this is not necessarily harmful, on the contrary...
ROBERTO AND, BESIDES HIS STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY, HAS COLLABORATED WITH SUCH GIANTS OF CINEMA AS FRANCESCO ROSI, FEDERICO FELLINI, MICHAEL CIMINO AND FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA. BESIDES CINEMA, HE HAS DIRECTED FOR THEATRE AND OPERA, AND MULTIMEDIA, DIRECTING THE ORESTIADI, AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL HELD ANNUALLY AT GIBELLINA, SICILY, AND THE FESTIVAL NOVECENTO AT PALERMO. AMONG HIS MOST IMPORTANT SHOWS: LA FORESTA-RADICE-LABIRINTO,
DEVELOPED FROM AN UNPUBLISHED TEXT ENTRUSTED TO HIM BY ITALO CALVINO, WITH SCENES BY RENATO GUTTUSO; LA SABBIA DEL SONNO, ACTION FOR MUSIC AND FILM WITH MUSIC BY LUCIANO BERIO AND MARCO BETTA; THE MULTIMEDIA OPERA FRAMMENTI SULLAPOCALISSE, INTERPRETED BY MONI OVADIA. IN 1999 HE DIRECTED LE MARTYRE DE SAINT SBASTIEN BY GABRIELE DANNUNZIO AND CLAUDE DEBUSSY AT THE TEATRO MASSIMO, PALERMO. IN THE SAME YEAR HE REALIZED THE FILM IL MANOSCRITTO DEL PRINCIPE PRODUCED BY GIUSEPPE TORNATORE. HIS SECOND FILM, SOTTO FALSO NOME, STARRING DANIEL AUTEUIL, IS DATED 2002.

Malinati
A combination of Acciaio and Gomorra, another young talent of Italian fiction denounces her world a Southern Italy that could be different if someone talked about it A market: the one at Rosarno, where a thousand tensions have preceded and warnedthose who should have understood and didnt. A hospital, also in Calabria, where various women have been abandoned in the corridor because those responsible for the stretchers had finished their shift. A factory, typical of the industrialisation of the South, full of illegalities and pollution. Crotone, a city that symbolises the whole region of Calabria, lacking in bookshops and where one of the few booksellers confuses Agota Kristof and Agatha Christie. And finally Rome, where the author studies and where she sees the protests against the condition of women in Iran, without thinking of those secret acts of violence and the inferiority declared and introjected by so many women in Southern Italy. Stories about Italy, from a South that is loved and lived, and for this reason for love denounced. The youngest candidate for the 2010 Strega Prize

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A NGELA B UBBA WAS BORN IN M ESORACA , IN THE PROVINCE OF C ROTONE , IN 1989. S HE AT TENDED C LASSIC H IGH S CHOOL AND THEN THE FACULT Y OF C LASSIC L ET TERS AT THE U NIVERSIT L A S APIENZA IN R OME . D ESPITE BEING SO YOUNG SHE GAINED IMPORTANT RECOGNITION FROM THE CRITICS : HER SHORT STORY I L M ATRIMONIO WON HER THE 2006 P REMIO V ERGA , AND WITH Q UARTO DI LUNA SHE CAME SECOND IN THE 2007 P REMIO C AMPIELLO G IOVANI AND AGAIN SECOND IN THE 2008 P REMIO I TALO C ALVINO . M ALINATI IS HER SECOND NOVEL ; THE FIRST, L A CASA , WAS PUBLISHED IN 2009 BY E LLIOT, AND WAS ONE OF THE T WELVE FINALISTS OF THE 2010 S TREGA P RIZE .

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PIETRANGELO BUTTAFUOCO

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PAOLA CAPRIOLO

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The Wolf and the Moon


Il lupo e la luna
In Sicilian tradition the cunti were the fairy stories told by the elderly in the evening, with the children arranged in a circle. Modern interpreter of this tradition, Pietrangelo Buttafuoco tells the story of the life of Scipione il Cicalazad, known in the Orient as Sinan Pasci and in the West, in his home town of Messina, as the Rinnegato (the Renegade). Captured by the Pirates of Dragut at the age of twelve, Scipione is educated at the court of the Sultan, becomes the chosen one and is, therefore, nominated Commander of the Ottoman Armies on sea and land. Midst battles, conquests, booties and glory, Sinan Pasci harbours in his heart nostalgia for his homeland, and for this reason he returns to the Long Land Italy in Calabria and then Sicily. At Palermo, Scipione glimpses the other half of his destiny: a lady made Moon who engraves on his heart a graft from which love will germinate. But the battle cannot wait: Scipione must hoist the sails and head towards Messina where his brother is ready to give the order to fire on him. So its battle a long, crude battle between brothers. But an angry Hooray! salutes Scipiones victory, and so he can make his way back up the secret heart of Sicily and return, at last, to the arms of the Lady made Moon. And live with her forever: the Wolf and the Moon is a cunto but its also a true story.

Cain
Caino
As in a piece of crime news, a disappearance, a suicide, a wealthy couple, a poor, devout, immigrant maid with psychic powers: a mysterious picture to reconstruct in order to find the culprit if there is one....... Milagro, an immigrant who works in the house of a very wealthy couple, has disappeared. The Police investigate and, very soon, question her employers. But on arriving at the house, all they find is the body of the owner who has hanged himself for no apparent reason; on the computer screen, in the form of a farewell note, is a phrase from Genesis about Cain and Abel. The Police try to reconstruct the incident. They discover that Milagro was a tormented girl, afflicted by a sense of guilt for mysterious events that had happened to her that she did not want to confess to anyone. Her personality had intrigued Max, the man she worked for, a successful marketing director, who had taken her side when his wife criticised her, who had talked to her and realized that she talked to herself believing she was talking to someone. Shortly before his wife and son went away on holiday, Max had discovered that Milagro was even able to levitate like a saint, or someone possessed. One evening, after following her to a mass where they listened to a sermon about Cain and Abel, which upset her, and having witnessed Milagro being attacked in a park and done nothing to help her, Max lost it. Then the tragedy: Max kills her, Maxs wife hides the corpse but the next day the man cant stand the sense of guilt and kills himself. Rights of her previous novel Il pianista muto have been sold to: Germany (Elke Heidenreich); Russia (Text Publishers)

P IETRANGELO B UT TAFUOCO IS A JOURNALIST FOR PANORAMA, AND WORKED FOR I L F OGLIO . A UTHOR OF F OGLI CONSANGUINEI (A R , 2001), L E U OVA DEL D RAGO (M ONDADORI , 2005), LU LTIMA DEL D IAVOLO (M ONDADORI , 2008), C ABARET V OLTAIRE (B OMPIANI , 2008) AND F IMMINI (M ONDADORI , 2009).
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PAOLA C APRIOLO WAS BORN IN M ILAN IN 1962. S HE CONTRIBUTES TO THE CULTURAL PAGES OF C ORRIERE DELLA S ERA AND IS ALSO A TRANSLATOR . A MONG HER BOOKS : L A GRANDE E ULALIA , I L DOPPIO REGNO , L A SPET TATRICE , C ON I MIEI MILLE OCCHI AND I L PIANISTA MUTO .

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IVAN COTRONEO

ANDREA DE CARLO

A Kiss
Un bacio
A psychological thriller that is a vibrant indictment against the fear we all harbour for the Other. Luca, Laura, Antonio. These are the protagonists of a novel told through three voices, narrating a cruel tale of love, hate and violence. A difficult, introvert sixteen-year-old boy who arrives in a small town in the provinces. A weary, forty-year-old school mistress, who anxiously urges her students to face up to life with the courage that she herself is lacking. A young man who has grown up too fast, incapable of relating to others and educated in violence. At the centre, a gun, a shot fired at the temple in a school classroom, and perhaps a kiss. One single, simple, kiss, capable of unleashing madness. A psychological thriller, jigsaw puzzle of sentiments, dramatic account of an impossible love, constructed like a time-bomb dense with revelations, Un Bacio will conquer readers for the force of the story and a writing style capable of touching, moving and disturbing. Rights sold to: Spain Spanish and Catalan (Libros del silencio) In November 2011 release of the film adapted from the novel La kryptonite nella borsa directed by the same Ivan Cotroneo.
IVAN COTRONEO WAS BORN IN NAPLES IN 1968. HE IS THE ITALIAN TRANSLATOR OF MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM AND H ANIF K UREISHI . B OMPIANI HAS ALREADY PUB LISHED I L PICCOLO LIBRO DELLA RABBIA AND THE NOVELS IL RE DEL MONDO, CRONACA DI UN DISAMORE AND L A KRYPTONITE NELLA BORSA , ALL RE - PRINTED IN VARIOUS EDITIONS . L A KRYPTONITE NELLA BORSA IS SHORTLY TO BECOME A FILM PRODUCED BY I NDIGO FILM ( I L D IVO , L A RAGAZZA DEL LAGO) AND DIRECTED BY COTRONEO HIMSELF. I VAN COTRONEO ALSO WRITES FOR CINEMA AND
JUST THIS LAST YEAR HE SIGNED THE SCREENPLAYS OF L A PRIMA LINEA BY RENATO DE MARIA, IO SONO AMORE BY LUCA GUADAGNINO AND MINE VAGANTI BY FERZAN OZPETEK. HIS POPULARITY IS ALSO LINKED TO TUTTI PAZZI PER AMORE , AN I TALIAN TV SERIES HE CONCEIVED, LOVED BY PUBLIC AND CRITICS , THE FIRST I TALIAN TV PRODUCTION TO BE SOLD IN TWELVE E UROPEAN COUNTRIES .

Sheandhe
Leielui
Leielui (Sheandhe) is a love story. It takes place during a very hot summer in Milan, Liguria, the South of France and Vancouver, Canada. The lei is Clare Moletto, an American who has been living in Italy for some years and works at the call centre of a large insurance company. The lui is Daniel Deserti, author of the international bestseller Lo sguardo della lepre and other less successful novels. One day, in the pouring rain, Daniel, who is going through a creative crisis and is completely drunk, drives into the car in which Clare is travelling with her fianc. The result of this potentially catastrophic incident is the birth of a relationship that goes from hostility to diffidence to curiosity to uncontrollable attraction. I wanted to relate the reasons, doubts and profound contradictions that a man and a woman are faced with when they happen to fall in love for real. The challenge was to talk about it as honestly as possible and give the same importance to both protagonists the man and the woman. So, in alternating chapters, the story is told from both their viewpoints: the perspective changes, as do the perceptions, the sentiments involved and the questions unresolved. I think that for both male and female readers it is almost impossible not to relate to one of the two characters, and, in some cases, this may provoke a strange alternation of identification and anger. It happened to me, with lei and with lui. Andrea De Carlo The author is translated in: Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China complex, Croatia, Finland, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, US

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A NDREA D E C ARLO WAS BORN IN M ILAN . H E HAS WRIT TEN : T RENO DI PANNA , U CCELLI DA GABBIA E DA VOLIERA , M ACNO , Y UCATAN , D UE DI DUE , T ECNICHE DI SEDUZIONE , A RCODAMORE , U TO , D I NOI TRE , N EL MOMENTO, P URA VITA , I VERI NOMI , G IRO DI V ENTO, M ARE DELLE VERIT AND D URANTE .

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LUCA DI FULVIO

I Hear You
Ti ascolto
Between comedy of errors and kitchen sink drama, the reconstruction of the lives of others, on the phone. Between apartments. Diego Tribeca, a rootless forty-year-old who has been travelling the world for years, writing tourist guides for Lonely Planet, is obliged to return to Italy for a surgical operation. He settles into the apartment left vacant by his elder sister Sonia, whos living in New York with her husband. Diego discovers that the house phone has an inexplicable defect when it rings, Diego hears the conversations of the other phones in the block. Instead of getting the phone repaired, Diego starts listening to the phone calls of the other residents and gradually becomes totally hooked: he falls in love with one of them, saves another from anorexia, flees with a third after learning some disturbing secrets about his own family... Rights sold to: France (Grasset), Germany (Knaus Verlag), Spain (Siruela), UK (Troubador)

The Great Excommunicated


Il grande scomunicato
Like a modern fairy tale: in a nowhen time, in a nowhere place, there once lived twenty-four half-wits and the most wicked of dictators,the Great Excommunicated,with an infamous face and fine head: an erring clergyman of monstrous evil. He is the protagonist of this cleverly spun tale by Luca Di Fulvio. A human drama that starts off with a clear image: the pure halfwits (twelve couples, men and women in equal number) live outside the world, in an unknown desert. Its impossible not to feel affection for the characters of this fairy tale, with their expressive names: LaFemmina (TheFemale), Rubezia (Rubicia), Mastro Tagliabue (Master Oxcutter), Luis Veloce (Speedy Louis), Augustin della Battaglia (Augustin of the Battle). A grotesque portrait and metamorphosis. They all take action, they clash, they join forces in the rises and falls of the events of a lifetime in an imaginary (but almost credible) State, as if in a dream.The life of the Great Excommunicated One, of course. Deus ex machina, alpha and omega, the protagonist you wont forget and who, like it or not, resembles ourselves a little. Rights of previous novels sold to: France (Gallimard, Albin Michel, Le Club); Germany (Luebbe, Club Premire); Japan (Hayakawa); the Netherlands (Karakter); Poland (Proszynski i S-ka); Russia (Azbooka); Serbia (Laguna); Spain (Grijalbo); UK (Bitter Lemon Press)
LUCA DI FULVIO WAS BORN IN 1957 IN ROME WHERE HE STILL LIVES AND WORKS. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE SILVIO DAMICO ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART, HE JOINED THE AMERICAN THEATRE COMMUNITY LIVING THEATRE . HE SUBSEQUENTLY WORKED WITH ANDREJ WAIDA, MARIO MARANZANA AND PINO QUARTULLO AND REALIZED A NUMBER OF SUCCESSFUL THEATRICAL WORKS. IN 1966 HE WROTE HIS FIRST NOVEL ZELTER (ZELIGBALDINI & CASTOLDI) FOLLOWED BY THE DARK NOVEL LIMPAGLIATORE (MURSIA 2000, EINAUDI 2004) WHICH BECAME A FILM DIRECTED BY EROS PUGLIELLI ENTITLED OCCHI DI CRISTALLO, AND DOVER BEACH (MURSIA, 2002). IN 2006 HE PUBLISHED THE NOVEL LA SCALA DI DIONISIO (MONDADORI) WHOSE FILM RIGHTS

DE PAOLIS , AFTER WRITING FILM REVIEWS FOR SPECIALISED MAGAZINES AND DIALOGUES FOR THE FILM DUBBING , BEGAN , IN 2008, TEACHING SCREENWRITING AT THE E UROPEAN I NSTITUTE OF D ESIGN . S HE ALSO WRITES ON THE S UNDAY SUPPLEMENT OF L IBERAZIONE AND HAS PUBLISHED L ASCIAMI ANDARE (2006) AND V IA DI QUI (2008) WITH FAZI P UBLISHERS .

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GIUSEPPE DI PIAZZA

UMBERTO ECO

Sleepy Eyes or rather The Four Chants of Palermo


Occhi di sonno ovvero I quattro canti di Palermo
Four short stories set in Palermo in the early 80s, protagonist being a young journalist and the subject cases of Mafia and affairs of the heart.

The Prague Cemetery


Il cimitero di Praga
30 years after The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco comes back with an historical novel about the intrigues of politics and the power of human intelligence. Enrolled by secret services all across Europe, a cynical falsifier weaves plots, conspiracies, intrigues, attacks, which will actually decide the historical and political course in the Old Continent. A novel on the most secret and unavowable depths of the politics of a XIX century, throwing a disturbing light on the times we live in.

BEGAN HIS CAREER IN 1979 WITH THE PALERMO DAILY PAPER LO RA , DIRECTED AT THAT TIME BY N ICOLA C AT TEDRA . H E HAS BEEN A PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST SINCE 1984, THE YEAR HE MOVED TO R OME TO WORK FOR THE F OREIGN A FFAIRS M INISTRY MAGAZINE COOPERAZIONE . I N 1985 HE PARTICIPATED IN THE BIRTH OF THE NEWSPAPER R EPORTER , DIRECTED BY E NRICO D EAGLIO . I N 1986 HE MOVED TO I L M ESSAGGERO, WHERE HE STAYED FOR FIFTEEN YEARS , FIRST AS CHIEF REPORTER , THEN CHIEF EDITOR OF I NTERNAL AND J UDICIARY AFFAIRS , COLUMNIST AND , FINALLY, CENTRAL EDITOR - IN - CHIEF. I N 2000 HE MOVED TO M ILAN AS VICE - DIRECTOR OF THE MULTIMEDIALIT Y OF RCS M EDIA G ROUP, OF WHICH P IETRO C ALABRESE IS RESPONSIBLE . H E THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF THE CONTENT OF H DPNET, THE MULTIMEDIAL COMPANY OF THE GROUP. I N 2002 HE WAS ENTRUSTED THE DIRECTION OF AGR, THE RADIO AND DIGITAL PRESS AGENCY OF RCS. I N 2003 HE BECAME DIRECTOR OF THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE M AX . I N S EPTEMBER 2007 HE MOVED OVER TO DIRECT THE WEEKLY SUPPLEMENT TO C ORRIERE DELLA S ERA , THAT, IN N OVEMBER 2009, RETURNED TO ITS ORIGINAL NAME , S ET TE . H E TEACHES AT THE M ASTER COURSE IN J OURNALISM AT THE IULM (F REE U NIVERSIT Y OF L ANGUAGES AND C OMMUNICATION ) IN M ILAN .

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DARIO FRANCESCHINI

Allegra Street
A Comedy about Living as a Couple. Like a Woody Allen film the secrets, lies and paradoxes of that time-bomb mechanism that is the situation of two people who share their lives. What happens when a well-to-do, respectable Italian diplomat in London, whose marriage is rather dull, suddenly, during a massage, discovers homosexual tendencies he never dreamt he had? And what happens when his equally respectable wife, Paula, falls in love with a young macho, tosses everything to the wind and runs off with him? In the London district of Montrose Place, as in the most typical Anglo-Saxon comedies, lies and secrets interweave giving life to a an amusing, bitter-sweet novel that is both funny and ruthless. An author well-known in the media (editorialist of LEspresso and foreign collaborator for the BBC). A humourous womans novel that isnt only for women. One of the Italian writers best appreciated by the critics: Finalist in the 2007 Strega Prize Winner of the 2007 Mondello and Super Mondello Prizes, Palermo

Over Again
Daccapo
When a son is not at all suspicious about his father and mothers private life. A provocative novel by Dario Franceschini Iacopo Dalla Libera is a solicitor in a small town in the province of Mantua. He is a distinguished gentleman, known by everyone, well-to-do, married to a woman whom he does not particularly care for, with a father who was also a solicitor but is now elderly and dying. Indeed, on his death-bed, Iacopos father confesses to having had 52 other children with the same number of prostitutes. He explains how he always kept a count of them and sent them money for many years. Now he is asking his son to trace them so he can see them all once more before its too late. So begins Iacopos odyssey. Completely dazed, he goes to Ferrara in search of some prostitutes and, at the first address he visits, he meets the beautiful young Mila who immediately seduces him. Mila knows all about the man who sowed wild oats far and wide and she slowly leads Iacopo into a world of folly and passion that overwhelms his own family and his very wifes identity... Everyone, it seems, has hidden secrets and one by one Iacopo discovers them. Theres no going back when you find out certain truths. A name well-known by the Italian people and media for his role in the Democratic Party (PD) A writer of quality whose books have been translated into French by Gallimard A story of passion and folly that will make both men and women readers reflect on the secrets that lie within our daily lives and on the contradictions of our respectability Rights of his previous novel sold to: France (Gallimard)
DARIO FRANCESCHINI WAS BORN IN FERRARA IN 1958. BOMPIANI HAS PUBLISHED HIS NOVELS NELLE VENE QUELLACQUA DARGENTO (2006) AND LA FOLLIA IMPROVVISA DI IGNAZIO RANDO (2007) AS WELL AS THE COLLECTION OF HIS ELECTORAL SPEECHES HELD IN 2009, IN 10 PAROLE.

MARIO FORTUNATO HAS PUBLISHED THE FOLLOWING BOOKS: LUOGHI NATURALI (TASCABILI BOMPIANI), IL PRIMO CIELO, IMMIGRATO (TOGETHER WITH SALAH METHNANI, TASCABILI BOMPIANI), SANGUE, LARTE DI PERDERE PESO, AMORE, ROMANZI E ALTRE SCOPERTE, IL PRIMO CIELO, SANGUE, AND LAMORE RIMANE E QUELLI CHE AMI NON MUOIONO (2008). HIS NOVEL I GIORNI INNOCENTI DELLA GUERRA (BOMPIANI 2007, TASCABILI BOMPIANI 2008) WAS FINALIST IN THE 2007 STREGA PRIZE AND WINNER OF THE 2007 MONDELLO AND SUPER MONDELLO PRIZE, PALERMO.

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HE IS MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN. A LAWYER AND A POLITICIAN, FROM FEBRUARY TO OCTOBER 2009 HE WAS THE NATIONAL SECRETARY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

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Diary of Solitude
Diario delle solitudini
The story of a man who finds the strength to face the future in solitude and recollection. The case of a journalist who has lost almost everything for the sake of truth. A journalist is the victim of a serious accident that leaves him permanently disfigured. To regain his equilibrium he seeks refuge in a house near a lagoon in total isolation except for the occasional company of Norberto, the person who brings his supplies. Soon the large house he is staying in begins to rouse his curiosity and, from the clues that surround him (paintings, furniture) he reconstructs the life of the inhabitants, scarred by wars and redeemed through art. In particular, he recomposes the lives of Rodolfo and Gualtiero, the former a businessman, the latter an artist both protagonists of the most significant events of the first half of the 1900s in Italy (the war in Libya, World War I...) and short-lived but passionate love affairs. By reconstructing the lives of his predecessors in the house, the journalist also manages to recall his own recent past: the accident, the woman who was with him, the bomb that hit them while they were making a reportage. Rights sold to: UK (Troubador)

Who Writes Dies


Chi scrive muore
Gasping, on the brink of a never-ending explosion, day after day, lost in a vortex of hunteddown days and short, decayed breaths, in the gleaming tailspin of speeding cars their doors slamming, of assaults, prisoner inside anonymous, weightless buildings, so long, so big, perhaps inexistent, dead inside, dead before him. Disillusioned, sad, angry, lacerated, with a companion and a daughter, thats how the writer imagines him. And inexorably caught up in the affairs of another man, chief escort Angelo a talking name, a livid though loyal messenger of a world to be both fought and protected, of an intimacy to live from afar and an everyday life inaccessible to the writer. The metres he walks are nothing but the corrupt dust of a condemned man, of a live man already putrified, an eagle with an instinct more in the earth than in the sky. Like Angelo after all, like the Camorristi who persecute him, like every other nature and flesh. Theres no hope in life, only in writing. Those who read, that which is read they are saved; the writer is not. All the rest is a trap, blackmail, persecution.

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M ASSIMILIANO G OVERNI WAS BORN AND LIVES IN R OME . B ALDINI & C ASTOLDI PUBLISHED I L CALCIATORE (1995). E INAUDI S TILE L IBERO L UOMO CHE BRUCIA (2000) E PARASSITI (2005). O NE OF HIS SHORT STO RIES APPEARED IN THE ANTHOLOGY G IOVENT CANNI BALE (1996). A S EDITOR OF I TALIAN FICTION HE WORKED FOR FAZI P UBLISHERS FROM 2004 TO 2007. S INCE 2008 HE HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SERIES H EROES OF I TALIAN WRITERS AT E LLIOT E DITIONS .

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VINCENZO LATRONICO

Without Heels
Senza tacchi A contemporary coming-of-age novel, a cross between Catcher in the Rye and The Devil wears Prada.
Sofia is twenty-five. She is Milanese, the daughter of a wealthy bourgeois family, the sister of a super-intelligent, psychologically unstable fifteen-year-old (Ginevra), and has a degree in Letters. Although books are her universe, she works as a model. That way she earns a lot of money and travels between Milan, Miami and Barcellona. As she skips from one love affair to another, she tries to escape from a reality which does not satisfy her allergic as she is to human beings in search of a place in the sun in that glittering yet cynical world of fashion and appearances. But peace does not come, at least not in the fashion world... A merciless, moving and enthralling portrait of a young womans adventures in her search for herself, finding her way in a reality seeming to row against every form of self-knowledge.
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The Conspiracy of the Doves


La cospirazione delle colombe 400 breathtaking pages: an immense and harsh portrait of contemporary society. [] With extraordinary skill, Latronico, a new Dos Passos, successfully portrays the crisis of a civilization, the brutality of finance, the verminous obsession for money, the loneliness of contemporary love. Il Sole 24 Ore
We struggle as hard as we can to pursue success, wealth, happiness. But what can we do when talent just isn't enough and fair play seems to lead nowhere? How many failures does it take to change a dove into a hawk? The Conspiracy of Doves follows two friends through this transformation. Alfredo Cannella is heir to a prominent Venetian real estate developer; Donka Berati is an Albanian orphan. Both Harvard dropouts, they are the best in their class at Italys leading business university. Alfredos family has made a big donation to the university; Donka is there on a scholarship. Yet they become close friends, united in their quest to get all they feel that they deserve. Their friendship grows out of their mutual successes, but their successes, in turn, start to compromise everything else. Donka, a promising scholar, soon lands on the tenure track at a prestigious business school. Alfredo enters his fathers real estate business where, after a string of cunning investments, he bribes his way to a huge government contract. Alfredo, however, ultimately finds himself on the wrong side of the deal, while Donkas academic hopes end abruptly when his professor and mentor passes away. Still, the pairs careers proceed, bolstered by ambition and by the reappearance of Drina, Donkas fiance at Harvard, and now Alfredos. But as the stakes rise, and morally right decisions dont seem to work, their only chances seem to lie in the wrong ones. In his critically acclaimed second novel, 27-year-old Vincenzo Latronico masterfully summons a cast of human, complex and morally ambiguous characters, crafting a breathtaking plot around their deep passions love, envy, ambition and the justifications they offer for betraying those who trust them. Film rights optioned Rights of his previous novel sold to: Greece (Modern Times)
V INCENZO L ATRONICO WAS BORN IN R OME IN 1984. H IS PRIZE - WINNING FIRST NOVEL , G YMNASTICS & R EVOLUTIONS , WAS PUBLISHED BY B OMPIANI IN 2008. H IS ART CRITICISM HAS APPEARED IN FRIEZE , D OMUS AND R OLLING S TONE , AND HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN I TALIAN , E NGLISH , G ERMAN , F INNISH AND S PANISH .

F RANCESCA L ANCINI , FORMER MODEL , WAS BORN IN B RESCIA IN 1983 BUT FOR WORK NOW LIVES BET WEEN M ILAN AND R OME . S HE HAS MODELLED FOR T HIERRY M UGLER , M ARIELLA B URANI , G AT TINONI AND R OCCO B AROCCO . S HE HAS WORKED IN TELEVISION , ON R AI 2 IN Q UELLI CHE IL CALCIO COMPERED BY S IMONA V ENTURA , ON R AI 1 FOR THE 2006 F ESTIVAL OF S ANREMO AND ON C ANALE 5 IN THE TV- FILM M ADAME WITH N ANCY B RILLI . S HE ALSO ACTED ALONGSIDE G EORGE C LOONEY IN THE FILM O CEAN S T WELVE .
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NADA MALANIMA

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Eldorado
For an elderly, self-deprecating homosexual life has a lot of surprises in store Raffaele is an ageing, gay tv and theatre actor from Foggia in South Italy who moved to Milan many years ago. One evening he gives a lift to a youth who looks like hes going to seduce him but as soon as they get into the suburbs the boy pulls out a knife and robs him.The fear and dejection he feels when faced with such violence starts him reminiscing and brings to mind his long-forgotten friendship with Michele and the journey he made before World War II from Puglia to Berlin where he got a job as a singer in drag, in a gay club called Eldorado together with two sisters Franz and Karl. One night the SS invaded the club and arrested everyone. Raffaele was sent back to Italy and the Germans, including Franz and Karl, were deported. Now, after many decades, the past seems to have caught up with him to tie up the loose ends, not only in his memory but also his life. Luxuria is back with a brilliant novel full of irony A book-report on one of the victims of the Holocaust: homosexuals Favole non dette sold 20,000 copies obtaining great critical acclaim
VLADIMIR LUXURIA, ARTIST AND EX-PARLIAMENTARIAN, BORN IN FOGGIA IN 1965 AS VLADIMIRO GUADAGNO, IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS TRANSGENDERS IN ITALY. A DEGREE IN LANGUAGES WITH HONOURS, ACTRESS AND WRITER, FOR YEARS SHE WAS THE INDISPUTABLE QUEEN OF THE MUCCASSASSINA, A MYTHICAL GAY CLUB IN ROME. CHI HA PAURA DELLA MUCCASSASSINA? (WHOS AFRAID OF THE ASSASSINCOW?) IS ALSO THE TITLE OF HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY, PUBLISHED BY BOMPIANI IN 2007. BESIDES HER ACTIVITIES IN THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT,INCLUDING RADIO AND TELEVISION, SHE HAS ALWAYS PARTICIPATED IN THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL MINORITY GROUPS. HER POLITICAL COMMITMENT REACHED ITS PEAK IN 2006 WHEN SHE WAS ELECTED DEPUTY AS A MEMBER OF RIFONDAZIONE COMUNISTA: THE FIRST TRANSGENDER TO ENTER THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT.HER PARTICIPATION IN THE REALITY SHOW ISOLA DEI FAMOSI , WHICH ENDED WITH HER VICTORY IN THE 2008 EDITION, SPARKED OFF A HEATED DEBATE. IN 2009 BOMPIANI PUBLISHED HER NOVEL FAVOLE NON DETTE.

The Large House


La grande casa
The novel opens in 2054 and tells the story of three women whose lives are closely intertwined: the first is Emilia,mad about dancing,exploited by the star system and then left alone with an illegitimate daughter; the second is Mrs Richter, a wealthy German widow who is renovating a large house in Italy purely for love; the third is Gemma, an elderly nun whose past is clouded by depression. In the large house the three women rediscover themselves and their serenity...

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N ADA WAS BORN IN L IVORNO . I N 1971 SHE WON THE S AN R EMO F ESTIVAL WHEN SHE WAS JUST FIFTEEN YEARS OLD . I N 1973 SHE MET P IERO C IAMPI AND THE SINGER - SONGWRITER SONG TRADITION . A FTER THE SUCCESS OF THE EARLY E IGHTIES , SINCE THE END OF THE N INETIES SHE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND REFINED SINGER - SONGWRITERS OF THE I TALIAN SCENE . I N 2011 SHE RELEASED HER NEW ALBUM ENTITLED VAMP .

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EDOARDO NESI

CLARA NUBILE

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The Story of My People


Storia della mia gente
The story of a broken dream. An Italian epic recalling many American stories. Once upon a time the Italian Provinces were rich, happy and very productive. They traded with foreign countries, were on intimate terms with the Big Ones across the border, and were proud of having their not only national but communal identity. There was a time when even the stupid made money, in a nation where the GNP increased by two figures per year. Where the money earned in a carefree, high spirited, even ill-mannered way was openly displayed in luxury goods. Then came the gurus of globalisation saying that things had to change, going on television to sponsor markets in China and claiming that the old model where things were going well was going badly. This is the story of my people, all the people of a happy and intelligent province, sacrificed in the name of globalisation. WINNER OF THE PREMIO STREGA 2011 R i g hts sold to : Atlas (the Netherlands); Salamandra (Spain)

You, like everything you touch


Tu, come tutto quello che tocchi
A story of mafia, earth and love, because the mafia is like a love story. Maira, a student; Minguccio, her brother, a drug addict, and Charlie, her bootlegger brother. A story of love and friendship, but above all of the sea and smuggling, and the complications when their lives become linked with Nin, a boss of the Sacred United Crown. Set in a wasted, chemical, smoky Brindisi the Marlboro City of the 80s and 90s with the smugglers boats, the strongholds of the fugitioves from justice in Montenegro, the rackets of the police, the excise officers and the politicians we see the stories of each explode and burn out: one heads north, one stays and continues dreaming, one leaves forever, and the boss moves on from gangland to collaboarting with the law. A story told through different voices, tracing the rise and fall of the boss Nin, parallel to the painful, thorny growing-up of Maira, Minguccio and Charlie.

C LARA N UBILE WAS BORN IN B RINDISI IN 1974. U NTIL THE AGE OF 18 SHE LIVED AT T UTURANO,
THEN SHE MOVED NORTH WHERE SHE GRADUATED IN TRANSLATION AT THE U NIVERSIT Y OF B OLOGNA . S HE HAS LIVED IN B OLOGNA AND IN B OMBAY, AND, AT PRESENT, SHE S LIVING IN A NT WERP WITH HER HUSBAND . W RITER BY CHANCE AND NOMAD BY INCLINATION , C LARA S ACTUAL WORK IS TRANSLATING FOR VARIOUS PUBLISHING HOUSES . A MONG HER FAVOURITE TRANSLATIONS : V ITA DI P I BY YANN M ARTEL , WINNER OF THE 2002 B OOKER P RIZE . A MONG HER PUBLICATIONS , THE SHORT STORY L A MANO DI D IO ( INCLUDED IN THE ANTHOLOGY P RINCIPESSE A ZZURRE 2 M ONDADORI 2003, EDITED BY D ELIA VACCARELLO ); THE NOVELS I O TI AT TACCO NEL SANGUE (L AIN 2005) AND LUPO (FAZI 2007); THE SHORT STORY N ERO LAT TE DELL ALBA ( INCLUDED IN THE ANTHOLOGY I NOSTRI PONTI HANNO UN ANIMA , VOI NO L ET TERE AI POLITICI (FAZI , 2007).

E DOARDO N ESI WAS BORN IN P RATO IN 1964. B OMPIANI HAS PUBLISHED F UGHE DA FERMO , R IDE CON GLI ANGELI , R EBECCA , F IGLI DELLE STELLE , L ET DELL ORO AND P ER SEMPRE . H E WROTE THE SCREENPLAY AND DIRECTED THE FILM F UGHE DA FERMO , TRANSLATED THE 1433 PAGES OF D AVID F. WALLACE S I NFINITE J EST , AND HAS CARRIED ON THE FAMILY S TEXTILE COMPANY.
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AURELIO PICCA

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2012

Born under the Moon


Nati sotto la Luna
Four friends: an art critic, Joe a businessman and philanderer, Pier a scientist, and Dido, the socially committed intellectual. All connected through a coincidence: they were all born under the moon , in 1969 the year man took his first step on the earths satellite.When Dido marries the lovely Assunta, whom he met during a trip to post-communist Cuba, he does not to know that his marriage would mark the beginning of a pounding series of events that would be a tough test on the friendship of the four. Midst economic hardship, contrasting love affairs, murders and prostitutes, ideals and lies, a novel that lays bare the contradictions of a generation those born between the Sixties and Seventies, in constant struggle with themselves.

Goodbye
Addio
The story of a kid from the poor outskirts of Rome who swaps his childhood dreams for the illusion of criminal power. A kid called Alfredo, the backdrop a choral fresco of the Italy of the Sixties: a period of innocence and happiness, when seen through the eyes of a child. But growing up everything changes and things are no longer what they appear to be. Alfredo experiences life in a reformatory, in a period when reality is changing: on one side a popular, proletarian Rome, whose daily life is marked by the songs of Don Backy and Caterina Caselli and episodes of crime news a life hanging out in bars. On the other, the dream of an America made up of fast motorbikes and movies but also heinous homicides like that of Sharon Tate. Between these two worlds, Alfredo finds the road to crime more and more imposing, all his dreams are lost. It fills his life.

P IERLUIGI PANZA IS A JOURNALIST FOR C ORRIERE DELLA S ERA AND ALSO TEACHES AT UNIVERSIT Y. H E IS INVOLVED IN THE CULTURAL HERITAGE AND HAS PUBLISHED ESSAYS ON ART AND AESTHETICS , PARTICULARLY ON 18 TH CENTURY I TALY. H E HAS ALSO EDITED A CRITICAL EDITION OF THE WRITINGS OF P IRANESI (S UGAR C O ) AND A VOLUME ON ONE OF HIS MANUSCRIPTS WHICH IS KEPT IN N EW Y ORK (G UERINI ). H E HAS WRIT TEN T WO NOVELS : I TALIANI ALL OPERA (S KIRA , 2005) AND I L DIGIUNO DELL ANIMA (B OMPIANI , 2007). W ITH B OMPIANI HE HAS ALSO PUBLISHED L A CROCE E LA SFINGE . V ITA SCELLERATA DI G IOVAN B AT TISTA P IRANESI (2009, FINALIST IN THE C AMPIELLO P RIZE ).
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A URELIO P ICCA WAS BORN IN V ELLETRI . P ER PUNIZIONE WAS HIS POETIC DEBUT (1990), FOLLOWED BY THE SHORT STORIES L A SCHIUMA AND I RACCONTI DELL ETERNIT . I N 1995 HE WROTE THE NOVEL LE SAME DI M ATURIT (G IUNTI , R IZZOLI 2001), AND THEN I MULAT TI (G IUNTI ), AND FINALLY FOR R IZZOLI T UT TESTELLE , B ELLISSIMA , S ACROCUORE , V IA V OLTA DELLA M ORTE , S E LA FORTUNA NOSTRA . H E HAS WRIT TEN ON CINEMA , ART, LITERATURE , CURRENT AFFAIRS AND CUSTOMS .

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RO E DO LEON 8TH 6 T A E FILM VENIC AL T S FE IV

FLAVIO SORIGA

In the Center of the Ocean


A journey through the most intimate confessions and personal notes on cinema ethics, by one of the contemporary leading film directors. For the first time the director of Russian Ark, Elegy of a Voyage etc., abandons the cine-camera and writes his first book. From the steppes of Chechena to the silent rooms of the Kremlin and on to the Japanese islands: stories, pages from his diary and reflections on cinema, this book gives us the testimony of an exceptional observer, Alexandr Sokurov, who reveals how he feels in this world and emerges us in the intimacy of his recollections. The book opens with Alexandra, a tale of the war in Chechena telling of the human desolation of every war; this story is followed by other short stories that include reflections on history, war and personal memories. From this intimate prose the author passes on to the Elegies (which immediately recall his cinematographic elegies), followed by a letter to himself entitled My Place in Cinema. Finally, some reflections on Ejzenstejn an inspiration for re-reading the world and art as well as himself. LEONE DORO AT THE 68TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL R i g hts sold to : Amphora (Russia)
GRADUATED IN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY IN 1974 AT GORKY, AND IN 1979 COMPLETED HIS FILM STUDIES AT THE CINEMATOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE OF MOSCOW. HIS FIRST FEATURE FILM THE LONELY VOICE OF MAN (1978) WON THE BRONZE LEOPARD AT LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL. FROM 1980 TO 1987 HE DIRECTED TWO FULL-LENGTH FILMS, A NUMBER OF SHORTS AND SIX DOCUMENTARIES, NONE OF WHIC PASSED THE SOVIET CENSORSHIP. HOWEVER, HIS WORKS WON PRIZES IN FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IN 2000 HE PRESENTED DOLCE AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL, AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR ELEGY OF A VOYAGE, WHILE IN 2002 HE WAS AT CANNES WITH RUSSIAN ARK, A CONTINUED SHOT THAT FOLLOWS A FILMMAKER, INVISIBLE TO THE OTHER CHARACTERS, AROUND THE INTERIOR OF THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, ST. Pages: PETERSBURG. AMONG HIS LATEST WORKS, ALEXANDRA (2007), Publication: WHICH COMPETED IN THE 60 CANNES FESTIVAL, AND FAUST, GOLDEN LION AT THE 68 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Price:
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Blackrain
Neropioggia
A dark novel Nothing ever happens at Nurai, an imaginary (but quite realistic) little town in Sardinia.Until the murder of Maria Deiana, a pretty, easy-going young schoolteacher with short, red hair and coffee-coloured eyes. When they start investigating, the carabinieri, led by Martino Crissanti, are already well-informed. On the night of the crime heavy drops are falling on the window panes, on the houses and on the tarmac. And in this Sardinia, far from every clich, it continues to rain on the good people and on the bad sooner or later theyre all going to have to pay their dues. I talo Ca l v i n o Pr i ze 2 0 0 0 G r a z i a D e l e d d a G i ov a n i Pr i z e 2 0 0 2 M o n d e l l o Pr i ze 2 0 0 8 P i e ro C h i a ra Pr i ze 2 0 0 Rights of previous novels have been sold to: Germany (Luchterhand); Rumania (Univers); Galitia (Editorial Galaxia); France (Rouge Inside); Croatia (Novela Media)

FLAVIO SORIGA WAS BORN IN UTA, A SMALL TOWN IN THE PROVINCE OF CAGLIARI, IN 1975. HE NOW LIVES IN ROME. IN 2000 HE PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK, THE COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES DIAVOLI DI NURAI (IL MAESTRALE, PREMIO ITALO CALVINO). BOMPIANI HAS PUBLISHED SARDINIA BLUES (PREMIO MONDELLO CITT DI PALERMO), LAMORE A LONDRA E IN ALTRI LUOGHI (PREMIO PIERO CHIARA) E IL CUORE

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ATTILIO BOLZONI

ELEONORA DUSE

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2012

FAQ Mafia
The questions we all ask about the mafia. The answers of one who can give them with authority: one of the authors of Il capo dei capi. Much has been written about the Mafia, not to mention the films, the television series and the plays, from The Godfather to La Piovra (The Leech). And yet its real truth continues to escape us: its laws, its rites, its origins, its language and propagating methods. In this volume with the usual, simple, straightforward language of the FAQ series, we look back over the history of Sicilian Mafia, going on to examine its relations and differences from the Calabrian ndrangheta, the Neapolitan Camorra and the Sacra Corona Unita in Puglia. Mafia and religion, Mafia and politics, Mafia and finance: where are the boundaries of the Mafia phenomenon? And who are the Mafiosi? Strange subjects on the verge of bestiality, or normal persons mingling among us, unseen, unrecognizable? Other titles available in FAQ collection: Francesco Merlo, FAQ Italy A pressing series of questions, together with articulate answers, on the political, historical, cultural and moral aspects of the Italy dilemma R i g hts sold to : Germany (Klett Cotta)

Letters to Gabriele DAnnunzio


edited by Franca Minnucci
Epistolary New Issue Eleonora Duse and Gabriele D'Annunzio kept up one of the most harrowing, moving love affairs in the history of Italian culture. The actress and the Bard first met in Venice in September 1894 when they were both at the peak of their success. The Bard saw in the actress the person who better than anyone else could have exalted his future theatre and Eleonora considered the author an ideal partner for her performances of Shakespeare and Ibsen and her entire repertoire. Their love story and intellectual collaboration was to continue until Duse's death in 1924 and, in this book, Franca Minnucci has collected over one thousand three hundred missives that they exchanged showing the totality of an affection that lives on through the eternal pages of history and literature. Just as Eleonora was to say in one of the last messages written to Gabriele:We'll talk I'll hold you tight Will I too tell you? there, the last evening or the first? Always. Always.

AT TILIO B OLZONI IS A JOURNALIST FOR LA R EPUBBLICA. H E HAS PUBLISHED TOGETHER WITH G IUSEPPE DAVANZO I L CAPO DEI CAPI (2007), L A GIUSTIZIA COSA N OSTRA (1995), R OSTAGNO : UN DELIT TO TRA AMICI (1997). W ITH S AVERIO LODATO HE HAS WRIT TEN C ERA UNA VOLTA LA LOT TA ALLA MAFIA (1998).
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UMBERTO ECO

DIEGO FUSARO

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Building the Enemy and Other Occasional Writings


Costruire il nemico e altri scritti occasionali
An exposure of the false truths that create ideologies and racism at the service of those in power Every society and every individual, in order to define himself better, needs an enemy from whom to distinguish himself. All the racist regimes from Nazism to Fascism have proved it once and for all.They invented a monstrous enemy using intolerable racist arguments.The populist forms of government are still proving it, pursuing consensus by finding enemies in the immigrants, the Southerners, the homosexuals. Eco starts from this critical, anti-ideological reflection and continues with a series of occasional writings of the most varied topics those that have always characterised the authors universe: the system of the media, the political and perverse uses of science, little stories of ideas particularly dear to him (the absolute, fire, lists... ), and small incursions into literature (from Hugo to Anna Karenina) and popular culture. A journey through the passions, curiosities and obsessions of one of the worlds most highly esteemed intellectuals, capable of reflecting while enjoying himself and, always, amusing us. R i g hts sold to : Record (Brasil); Bard (Bulgary); Shanghai Translation (Cina); The Open Book (Korea); Mladinska Knijga (Croatia); Grasset (France); Hanser (Germany); Psichogios (Greece); Kinneret (Israel); Tyto Alba (Lithuania); Prometheus (the Netherlands); Rebis (Poland); Gradiva (Portugal); Argo (Czech Republic); Slovart (Slovakia); Polirom (Romania); Ast-Rel Corpus (Russia); Plato (Serbia); Mladinska Knijga (Slovenia); R. H. Mondadori S.A. (Spain); Bromberg (Sweden); Dogan (Turkey); Harvill Secker (UK); Folio (Ukraine); Europa Konyvkiado (Hungary); Houghton Mifflin (US)

Minimum Marketaly. Genesis and Criticism


of Absolute Capitalism
Minima Mercatalia. Genesi e critica del capitalismo assoluto
The acquisition of self-awareness on behalf of humanity was defined in Hegels Phenomenology of Spirit as a historical novelof conscience.What we propose here,in a kind of phenomenology of the spirit of capitalism , constitutes instead a gothic novel which narrates the process with which the monstercreated by humanity is becoming progessively autonomised until it will be the undisputed master:capitalism,today,knows no social resistance (no class hinders it),nor political opposition (right, left and centre share the same ultracapitalistic vision of the world),nor philosophical delegitimisation (apart from rare exceptions,todays intellectuals are organic- in the Gramscian sense to the system in force,to which they supply legitimising ideological pictures).Thus it can expand uncontrollably on a global scale,passing itself off as the end of history . The postmodern,secularised world in which we live has abandoned the traditional divinities, turning to a blind faith in a new monotheistic divinity that,like all others,does not accept competitors:the monotheism of the market. A brand new vision of the world has arisen,passing itself off as aseptic,secular,neutral and purely economical,but it is in fact a highly ideological and religious position because it holds (relegates, according to the original etymon of religio) all the peoples of the planet to the omnipotence of one sole directive principle of the totality of fetishised social relations the market.
DIEGO FUSARO (UNIVERSIT VITA-SALUTE SAN RAFFAELE DI M ILANO ) IS AN ASSIDUOUS SCHOLAR OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY AND THE STRUCTURES OF HISTORICAL TEMPORALITY, WITH A PARTICULAR ATTENTION FOR THE THOUGHTS OF F ICHTE, H EGEL , M ARX AND THE GERMAN HISTORY OF CONCEPTS (BEGRIFFSGESCHICHTE). FOR BOMPIANI HE HAS EDITED THE BILINGUAL EDITIONS OF VARIOUS WORKS BY M ARX . R ECENTLY, HE HAS ALSO DEDICATED THREE MONOGRAPHIC STUDIES TO THE INTERPRETATION OF M ARXIST THOUGHT AND ITS LINKS WITH FICHTIAN AND HEGELIAN IDEALISM: FILOSOFIA E SPERANZA (2005),MARX E LATOMISMO GRECO (2007), AND K ARL MARX E LA SCHIAVIT SALARIATA (2007) AND BENTORNATO MARX! (BOMPIANI 2010). HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTERNET PROJECT L A FILOSOFIA E I SUOI EROI ( WWW.FILOSOFICO.NET ).

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LUCA GUADAGNINO

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Beyond Literature
Oltre la letteratura
One of the most well-known militant critics, from 1972 to 1974 the author interviewed Giorgio Bassani, Lalla Romano, Lucio Mastronardi, Domenico Rea on school; Alberto Moravia, Luigi Malerba, Raffaele La Capria, Attilio Bertolucci on nature; Carlo Bernari, Romano Bilenchi, Vasco Pratolini, Ottiero Ottieri, Paolo Volponi, Nanni Balestrini on the work of the labourer; Pier Paolo Pasolini, Tullio De Mauro, Carlo Cassola, Ignazio Buttitta, Umberto Eco on language and dialect; Franco Fortini, Arrigo Benedetti, Alberto Moravia on history. In this book, the chorus of voices, among the most important in the cultural field (not only in Italy), evokes aspects of individual and collective sensibility that are surprisingly topical, in dialogues that are never academic.

Gastronomical Journey Through Italy


Viaggio gastronomico in Italia
Slow Food and travelling, a journey in stages to discover the Italy of traditions Italy is not just a place of art and unique landscapes; its also a land where every corner has its own traditions, every village its specificity, every place its gastronomy. Luca Guadagnino takes us through this country to discover those little known spots which preserve their strong identity, and tells us of these places through their dishes and their recipes. A journey through gastronomic Italy midst art, landscapes, unrepeatable experiences of handicraft and, above all, irresistible dishes.

ENZO GOLINO COLLABORATES WITH LESPRESSO , LA REPUBBLICA ,IL VENERD AND OTHER PAPERS. AMONG HIS BOOKS: CULTURA E MUTAMENTO SOCIALE (1969), LETTERATURA E CLASSI SOCIALI (1976), LA DISTANZA CULTURALE (1980), PASOLINI, IL SOGNO DI UNA COSA (1985, AVAILABLE IN BOMPIANI POCKET SERIES), PAROLA DEL DUCE. IL LINGUAGGIO TOTALITARIO DEL FASCISMO (1994), TRA LUCCIOLE E PALAZZO. Pages: IL MITO PASOLINI DENTRO LA REALT (1995), SOTTOTIRO. Publication: 48 STRONCATURE (2002) AND MADAME STORIA & LADY Price: SCRITTURA. SAGGI CRONACHE INTERVISTE (2011).
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LUCA G UADAGNINO WAS BORN IN PALERMO, HIS FATHER BEING I TALIAN AND HIS MOTHER A LGERIAN . H E GREW UP IN M ILAN AND DURING HIS CAREER HE HAS DIRECTED NUMEROUS VIDEOCLIPS OF E LISA , PAOLA AND C HIARA . H E REACHED FAME IN 2005 DIRECTING THE FILM M ELISSA P., BASED ON THE SCANDALOUS BOOK BY M ELISSA PANARELLO . H IS 2009 FILM I O SONO L AMORE STARRING T ILDA S WINTON , GAINED HIM A G OLDEN G LOBE AND O SCAR NOMINATION AND ALSO WON THE A LABARDA D O RO FOR BEST DIRECTION AT THE 2010 A LABADA D O RO F ESTIVAL . I N 2011 THE E NGLISH PRODUCTION HOUSE R UBY F ILMS CHOSE G UADAGNINO TO SUBSTITUTE O LIVER H IRSCHBIEGEL AS DIRECTOR OF THE FILM C ORSICA 72, A ROMANTIC FILM IN A MAFIA SET TING , STARRING G EMMA A RTERTON .

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The Italians under the Church.


From St. Peter to Berlusconi
Gli italiani sotto la Chiesa. Da San Pietro a Berlusconi
The Italians and the Church, Rome and the Pope: a couple that, a bit for love a lot for obligation, have been together for over two thousand years. The Italians owe the Church part of their fortune and , perhaps, a greater part of their misfortune: the Church protected them from the Barbarians only later to leave them disunited for centuries in the hands of foreign masters; the Church educated them in Christian values and diseducated them in civil values. Giordano Bruno Guerri looks at this topic as a layman, but has great respect for those who believe or have believed (but not for those who pretend or have pretended to believe). And, as a historian, he has brilliantly reconstructed a fascinating affair that from St Peter to Berlusconi crosses all the most important crossroads of our history: from the Communes to the struggles between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, from the Renaissance to the CounterReformation, from the Decadence to the 17th and 18th centuries of the Italian Unification, up until the Second Republic. One after the other we discover the origins of many Italian events and behaviours, even the most up-to-date, that one would consider far-removed from religion.
GIORDANO BRUNO GUERRI WAS BORN IN THE PROVINCE OF S IENA IN 1950. H IS GRADUATION THESIS WAS PUBLISHED IN 1976 BY F ELTRINELLI WITH THE TITLE GIUSEPPE BOTTAI, UN FASCISTA CRITICO. AMONG HIS OTHER BOOKS , TRANSLATED INTO MANY LANGUAGES , ANTISTORIA DEGLI ITALIANI. DA R OMOLO A GIOVANNI PAOLO II (MONDADORI, 1997), DANNUNZIO. LAMANTE GUERRIERO (M ONDADORI , 2008) AND F ILIPPO TOMMASO MARINETTI (MONDADORI, 2009). IN BOMPIANI TASCABILI (POCKET EDITIONS): LARCITALIANO. VITA DI CURZIO MALAPARTE (2008) AND POVERA SANTA, POVERO ASSASSINO. L A VERA STORIA DI M ARIA G ORETTI (2008). HE HAS BEEN EDITORIAL DIRECTOR OF ARNOLDO MONDADORI PUBLISHING HOUSE, AND DIRECTOR OF STORIA ILLUSTRATA AND THE INDIPENDENTE . HE TEACHES CONTEMPORARY H ISTORY AT THE G UGLIELMO MARCONI UNIVERSITY IN ROME AND IS PRESIDENT OF THE V ITTORIALE DEGLI I TALIANI .
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In the Name of God. Sex, Money and Spies.


The Enquiry into the Vatican
In nome di Dio. Sesso, soldi e spie. Linchiesta sul Vaticano
Dangerous friends. Unconfessable affairs. Unofficial agreements with political parties for sharing multi-millionaire priveleges, often on the threshold of illegality. Midst shady, factional games, scandals and misdeeds, the Church has become like politics. But even more openly rich, unprincipled and arrogant in its demand for immunity for its men, more involved in outdoing MPs in appearances on talk-shows or in court rather than at the altar. For this, the most recent surveys reveal that the Catholic population throughout the world has turned their backs on them. Stefano Livadiotti, author of the best sellers Laltra casta and Magistrati. Lultracasta, in a shock-enquiry, reports all the truth about a world of power as gilded as it is hypocritical and corrupt, who doesnt practice what it preaches. Where what counts is fame, money and career, common acts of crime are normal and the most hardened paedophiles are lovingly safeguarded.Where, in the shadow of sacred buildings packed with bugs, wheelers, mafiosi and secret agents go about their business. Where stories of weapon trading intertwine with mysterious deaths, charity is an optional, the truth a miracle and sex is made but not talked about. All this with the Popes approval? Anyway, in the utmost secrecy, like any respectable lobby. And always, of course, in the name of God.

STEFANO LIVADIOTTI IS ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN


SIGNATURES OF LESPRESSO: FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS HE HAS WRITTEN ON ECONOMY AND POLITICS WITH ENQUIRIES,

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LALTRA CASTA. LINCHIESTA SUL SINDACATO (2008) AND MAGISTRATI. LULTRACASTA (2009).

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UMBERTO PASTI

Mussolinis Diaries 1936 vol. 3


(presumed)
The inheritance of a recently deceased ex-partisan who had participated in Mussolinis arrest reveals a clamorous discovery: six notebooks each of three hundred pages, attributable to the Duce and bearing a precious autographic testimony of the years from 1935 to 1942. Thus begins one of the most enthralling editorial events of recent years, rotating around the Diaries of Mussolini. The scientific community and the press are divided as regards the authenticity of the writings, with illustrious supporters for and against. If the attribution of the diaries is still under debate, certain is their value and historical and artistic interest. An unpublished document recounting what took place behind the scenes during the years that marked Italys modern history. The first volume is dedicated to 1939, the year of the German invasion of Poland, the spark that triggered off World War II: relations with Hitler, vitriolic comments on the Fascist hierarchy a day-by-day diary describing the personality of a statesman, his errors and weaknesses, through a text of great intensity. Already published: Volume 1 1939 Volume 2 1935

Gardens and Non-Gardens


Giardini e no
Drawings by Pierre Le Tan A manual of Botanic Resistance. Vices and virtues of the Italians through the gardens they cultivate . This book is a personal, ironic manifesto of botanic resistance that, starting from the controversy over the gardens in fashion today, offers a cross section of our society. The author takes into consideration the gardens of fanatic collectors obsessed by the rarity and peculiarity of the species to such an extent as to forget to draw pleasure from the aspect and perfume of the flowers; the gardens of the well-to-do ladies, spoilt by an asphyxial, mechanical creativity lacquered and fake; the billionaire gardens, status symbols showing off their wealth, one of the maximum examples of non-garden since the owners have not a crumb of passion, relying entirely on professionals so-called garden designers; the Moorish gardens having replaced the Japanese ones in the western exoticist trend... Fortunately, in this valley of horrors, there also are some pleasant surprises like the gardens of the petrol stations those wild and unpredictable flower beds fertilised by pollution, that for some bizarre twist of nature give life to surprising, touching creations. Rights sold to: France (Flammarion)
U MBERTO PASTI WAS BORN IN M ILAN . H E HAS CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES ON ART AND LITERATURE TO I NDRO M ONTANELLI S NEWSPAPERS G IORNALE AND L A V OCE . H E HAS WRIT TEN ABOUT TRAVEL , CUSTOMS AND CURRENT EVENTS ON VARIOUS I TALIAN , E LLE , AND INTERNATIONAL PERIODICALS (V OGUE H OUSE AND G ARDEN , T HE W ORLD OF I NTERIORS ). H E TRANSLATED M ARCEL P ROUST S LET TERS TO HIS MOTHER FOR TARTARUGA P UBLISHING H OUSE (1986). E XPERT IN I SLAMIC CERAMICS AND A KEEN BOTANIST, HE LIVES IN M ILAN AND TANGIERS . I L S AGGIATORE HAS ALREADY PUBLISHED L ET FIORITA (2000) .

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VITTORIO SGARBI

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Visioni
Visions. Conversation with Mariuccia Ciotta and Roberto Silvestri
The last century girl, talking about cinema and political commitment The last century girl in the darkened cinema. The thoughts, emotions and battles of a special spectator Rossana Rossanda face to face with the critics of the daily newspaper Manifesto . When the Manifestowas only about politics, in its early days, the early seventies, Rossanda was the first to fight for adding cultural pages, including cinema, to the paper. She reviewed hundreds of films, her approach to cinema always being a moment for reflection and militant criticism, rarely mere escapism. Visioni is a conversation on cinema and politics from 1900 to today. It looks at the revolution of form and the forms of revolution from the Russian screen to Hollywood, from the avantgarde to classic cinema, to digital.
R O S S A N A R O S S A N D A , BORN IN P OLA IN 1924, PUPIL OF A NTONIO B ANFI , ANTIFASCIST, SHE TOOK PART IN THE R ESISTANCE . L EADER OF THE PCI (I TALIAN C OMMUNIST PART Y ) SHE WAS EXPELLED IN 1969 SINCE SHE WAS AN EXPONENT OF THE CRITICAL LEFT OF THE PART Y. S HE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS , WHICH OF THE MONTHLY REVIEW I L M ANIFESTO LATER BECAME A DAILY PAPER . S HE WAS FINALIST AT THE S TREGA P RIZE WITH L A RAGAZZA DEL SECOLO SCORSO (E INAUDI , 2005). M A R I U C C I A C I O T TA IS A JOURNALIST AND FILM CRITIC . A MONG HER BOOKS : D A H OLLYWOOD A C ARTOONIA ( MANIFESTOLIBRI ) AND U N MARZIANO IN T V (R AI /E RI ). B OMPIANI HAS PUBLISHED WALT D ISNEY. P RIMA STELLA A SINISTRA (2005) AND THE BOOK BY A DRIANO C ELENTANO, R OCKPOLITIK , EDITED BY HER . R O B E R T O S I LV E S T R I IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A LIAS , THE CULTURAL AND ENTERTAINMENTS SUPPLEMENT TO I L M ANIFESTO . H E IS ALSO ONE OF THE VOICES OF H OLLYWOOD PART Y , A PROGRAMME ON CINEMA ON R ADIO T RE . W ITH M ARIUCCIA C IOT TA HE CO - EDITED D A H OLLYWOOD A C ARTOONIA (1994) AND L ALTRA STORIA DEL CINEMA . L A VIDEOTECA IDEALE (2008).
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Rome: from Renaissance to the Present Day


Roma. Dal Rinascimento ai giorni nostri
In this book Vittorio Sgarbi leads us to discover Romes most secret places through the architects, sculptors and painters who made Italys capital city eternal.With him we discover a different Rome, partly known, partly unknown and ignored. Like this we can visit the wonders of Rome in a clear and easy way: in alphabetical order of place-names, authors and the monuments. Over 1500 sites reviewed and 3000 authors named: the largest compendium on Romes art and its historical and artistic beauties. A new look for a new collection: The books by Vittorio Sgarbi, a series of journeys through art guided by an enthusiastic lover of beauty ANOTHER JOURNEY THROUGH BEAUTY. AFTER THE SUCCESS OF THE TWO BESTSELLERS: VIAGGIO SENTIMENTALE NELLITALIA DEI DESIDERI 50.000 copies, 5 editions LITALIA DELLE MERAVIGLIE 50.000 copies, 7 editions R ights of L I TA L I A D E L L E M E R AVIGLIE sold to : Russia (Slovo)
V IT TORIO S GARBI WAS BORN IN F ERRARA . A RT CRITIC AND SCHOLAR , HE HAS ORGANIZED NUMEROUS EXHIBITIONS IN I TALY AND ABROAD , AND IS AUTHOR OF VARIOUS ESSAYS AND ARTICLES . S INCE J ULY 2008 HE HAS BEEN M AYOR OF S ALEMI . B OMPIANI HAS PUBLISHED I L BENE E IL BELLO (2002), D ELL ANIMA (2004), R AGIONE E PASSIONE . CONTRO L INDIFFERENZA (2005), V EDERE LE PAROLE (2006), C LAUSURA A M ILANO E NON SOLO . D A SUOR L ETIZIA A S ALEMI ( E RITORNO ) (2008), LI TALIA DELLE MERAVIGLIE . U NA CARTOGRAFIA DEL CUORE (2009), V IAGGIO SENTIMENTALE NELLI TALIA DEI DESIDERI (2010).

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LUCA TELESE, ALESSANDRO SALLUSTI

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Full of Grace. Womans Portraits in Art


Piene di Grazia. I volti della donna nellarte
After his two successes Italia delle meraviglie and Viaggio sentimentale nellItalia dei desideri, Vittorio Sgarbi takes us hand in hand through the world of artistic representation of femininity. Full of Grace recollects the many ways with which art, painting, literature and sculpture have portrayed the woman: sacred, worshipped and distant; sinful and salacious; redeemed and unrepentant; explosive and gentle; mother and lover. Cimabue, Giotto, Piero della Francesca and Raffaello, Nero da Sansepolcro, Caravaggio, Lotto, De Magistris, Balthus and Botero and many others are the authors involved in this new journey through the history of art conducted by the most animated Italian critic. A journey full of Mystery and Seduction an elegant and intelligent homage to femininity. OVER 100 CO LOURED ILLU S T R AT I O N S

Berlusconeide
Two front-line journalists, one anti- Berlusconian, one pro Berlusconi (maybe); one collaborator of the newspaper Fatto Quotidiano, one editor of the newspaper Giornale. Both answering the questions that all Italians ask about their Prime Minister. Why did Berlusconi enter politics? Why have the magistrates got it in for him? Does Berlusconi reflect the nation? Has he kept his promises? Is his leadership really on the brink of collapse or is it still solid? Through a brand new bipartisan experiment, this book helps understand better what is really going on; a manual for confuting, or confirming, ones own convictions concerning a leading protagonist of the last fifteen years of Italian politics.

V IT TORIO S GARBI WAS BORN IN F ERRARA . A RT CRITIC AND SCHOLAR , HE HAS ORGANIZED NUMEROUS EXHIBITIONS IN I TALY AND ABROAD , AND IS AUTHOR OF VARIOUS ESSAYS AND ARTICLES AND A VARIET Y OF BOOKS . S INCE J ULY 2008 HE IS M AYOR OF S ALEMI . B OMPIANI HAS PUBLISHED I L BENE E IL BELLO (2002), D ELL ANIMA (2004), R AGIONE E PASSIONE . CONTRO L INDIFFERENZA (2005), V EDERE LE PAROLE (2006), C LAUSURA A M ILANO E NON SOLO . D A SUOR L ETIZIA A S ALEMI ( E RITORNO ) (2008), LI TALIA DELLE MERAVIGLIE . U NA CARTOGRAFIA DEL CUORE (2009) AND V IAGGIO SENTIMENTALE NELLI TALIA DEI DESIDERI (2010), R OMA . D AL R INASCIMENTO AI GIORNI NOSTRI (2011).
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UMBERTO ECO

History of Beauty History of Ugliness


Storia della Bellezza Storia della Bruttezza
Beauty and Ugliness are mutable, cultural attributes relative to the period and the society. What was beautifu or ugly in Ancient Greece probably did not correspond to what was considered so in those same times in the Arab world, just as what the Middle Ages considered monstrous became seductive in certain epochs of our same culture. History of Beauty and History of Ugliness also look back over all Western culture (literature, philosophy, iconography), identifying the declinations of aesthetic, conceptual categories which never represented absolute and changeless valves. R i g hts sold to : Albania (Dituria); Brazil (Record); Bulgaria (Kibea); Canada (Flammarion Qubec); China (Central Compilation & Translation Press); Croatia (Hena); Czech Republic (Argo); Denmark (Aschehough); Estonia (Estonian Encyclopedia Publishers); Finland (Wsoy); France (Flammarion); Georgia (Diogene); Germany (Carl Hanser Verlag, Deustcher Taschenbuch Verlag); Greece (Kastaniotis); Hungary (Europa Konyvkiado); Israel (Kinneret); Japan (Toyo Shorin); Korea (The Open Books); Latvia (Janis Roze); the Netherlands (Prometheus Bert Bakker); Norway (Kagge Forlag); Poland (Rebis); Portugal (Difel, Circulo do Leitores); Rumania (Rao); Russia (Slovo); Serbia (Plato Books); Slovenia (Modrijan Zalozba); Spain (R.H. Mondadori S.A.); Sweden (Brombergs); Taiwan (Linking); Turkey (Dogan Egmont); UK (Harvill Secker, Quercus Publishing); USA (Rizzoli International Publications).

The Infinity of List


Vertigine della lista
In the history of western culture the taste for accumulation often recurs: lists of saints, formations of soldiers, catalogues of monstrous beings or medicinal plants, hoards of treasures, up to the parades of the 1900s, from music hall to fashion. The vertigo of the list is neither innocent nor casual. A culture prefers enclosed, stable forms when certain of its own cultural identity, while it makes lists when faced with a disorderly series of phenomena in need of criteria. The poetics of the catalogue therefore runs through the whole history of art and literature; it is not only at work in the files of the legendary animals of the antique bestiaries, or in the celestial host of angels and those infernal of devils. We find it more transversely from Homer to Joyce, from the treasures of the Gothic cathedrals to Boschs oneiric landscapes, up to the 20th century with Andy Warhol or Arman. In this book Umberto Eco reflects on how the idea of catalogue has changed over the centuries and how, from one period to the next, it expressed the spirit of its time. Alongside his essay, a literary anthology and an ample selection of works of art to illustrate and develop the presented texts. Illustrated essay R i g hts sold to : Brazil (Record); Canada (Flammarion Qubec); China (Central Compilation & Translation Press); (Czech Republic (Argo); France (Flammarion); Germany (Carl Hanser Verlag); Greece (Kastaniotis); Hungary (Europa Konyvkiado); Japan (Toyo Shorin); Korea (The Open Books); Latvia (Janis Roze); the Netherlands (Prometheus Bert Bakker); Poland (Rebis); Portugal (Medialivros); Rumania (Rao); Russia (Slovo); Serbia (Plato Books); Slovenia (Modrijan Zalozba); Spain (R.H. Mondadori S.A.); Taiwan (Linking); U.A.E. (Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage); UK (Quercus Publishing);USA (Rizzoli International Publications)

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GIOVANNI REALE ELISABETTA SGARBI

The eternal spouses


Gli sposi eterni
W ith a c o n t r i b u t i o n b y G i ov a n n i R e a l e a n d V i t t o r i o S g a r b i The Camera picta, better known as the Camera degli sposi, by Andrea Mantegna in Castello San Giorgio, Mantua, has fascinated millions of spectators, travellers and sightseers and has accompanied generations of Mantuans. In the light of the critical observations by Rodolfo Signorini, a wellknown Mantuan scholar, two leading interpreters of world art, Giovanni Reale and Vittorio Sgarbi, tackle the miracle of Mantegnas art, recovering story-lines of ancient inspirations (Luciano di Samosata) and coeval contaminations (Leon Battista Alberti) in an unprecedented dialogue between hermeneutics and art criticism,research into the sources and a mystery as yet unresolved. How could Andrea Mantegna portray at the very moment a particular event occurred (the communication of the election of Francesco Gonzaga to the cardinal throne) a whole pack of men who from the fifteenth century to today can still miraculously be seen on the streets of Mantua? What pact with eternity did the painter make when he set those everlasting faces, expressions and grimaces on that wall? A map in which the visions of art and the landscapes of the soul are interwoven, overcoming the distance between things and places.
G I O V A N N I R E A L E (1931) IS ONE OF THE LEADING SCHOLARS OF ANCIENT THOUGHT, AUTHOR OF FUNDAMENTAL CONTRIBUTIONS ON THE P RE -S OCRATES , S OCRATES , PLATO, ARISTOTLE, SENECA, PYRRHO, PLOTINUS, PROCLUS AND AUGUSTINE. HIS HISTORY OF GREEK AND R OMAN PHILOSOPHY ( IN 10 VOLUMES, BOMPIANI 2004) HAS BECOME AN INDISPENSABLE POINT OF REFERENCE . V I T TO R I O S G A R B I WAS BORN IN FERRARA. ART CRITIC AND SCHOLAR, HE HAS ORGANIZED NUMEROUS EXHIBITIONS IN ITALY AND ABROAD, AND IS AUTHOR OF VARIOUS ESSAYS AND ARTICLES. SINCE JULY 2008 HE HAS BEEN MAYOR OF SALEMI. BOMPIANI HAS PUBLISHED IL BENE E IL BELLO (2002), DELLANIMA (2004), RAGIONE E PASSIONE. CONTRO LINDIFFERENZA (2005), VEDERE LE PAROLE (2006), CLAUSURA A MILANO E NON SOLO. DA SUOR LETIZIA A SALEMI (E RITORNO) (2008), LITALIA DELLE MERAVIGLIE. UNA CARTOGRAFIA DEL CUORE (2009), VIAGGIO SENTIMENTALE NELLITALIA DEI DESIDERI (2010) AND LE MERAVIGLIE DI ROMA (2011).
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Trilogy on the Sacred Sculpture


Trilogia sulla scultura sacra
The Weeping Statue Book + film in dvd The book contains a text by Giovanni Reale and Elisabetta Sgarbi on the lamentations in terracotta by Niccol dellArca, Guido Mazzoni and Antonio Begarelli. These sculptural groups masterpieces of humanistic and Rennaissance art infer an extraordinarily intense reading on the experience of grief and separation, lightened by faith. The Great Theatre of the Sacred Mount of Va rallo Book + film in dvd The Sacred Mount of Varallo rose thanks to the initiative of Friar Bernardino Caimi, who, on his return from the Holy Land (at the end of the 15th century), wanted to recreate a small New Jerusalem . Each of the 44 chapels, with frescoes (about 4000 figures) and groups of statues (about 400), represents scenes from the life of Jesus and Mary. Among the most important artists who have worked in Varallo are Gaudenzio Ferrari and Tanzio of Varallo. In 2003, it was made a World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO. The Last Ascent. B eniamino Simonis Via Crucis Book + film in dvd A critical and cinematographic journey to discover a masterpiece of sacred art.Third volume of the trilogy Elisabetta Sgarbi and Giovanni Reale have dedicated to sacred sculpture, Lultima salita takes us to the heart of the 1700s, in Valle Camonica. THE MOV I E S H AV E B E E N P R E S E N T E D AT LOC A R N O F I L M F E S T I VA L

G I O V A N N I R E A L E , ONE OF THE LEADING SCHOLARS OF ANCIENT THOUGHT, TEACHES AT THE V ITA -S ALUTE U NIVERSIT Y OF S AN R AFFAELE IN M ILAN . E L I S A B E T T A S G A R B I IS EDITORIAL DIRECTOR OF B OMPIANI PUBLISHING HOUSE . I N 1999 SHE MADE HER DEBUT AS FILM DIRECTOR . S HE CONCEIVED THE FESTIVAL L A M ILANESIANA L ET TERATURA M USICA C INEMA S CIENZA AND FOR ELEVEN YEARS SHE HAS BEEN ITS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR .

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Travels and Literary Works


Viaggi e scritti letterari Edited by Vittorio Rubiu Brandi
In the book you can find the same brilliant and elegant aura of the countless conversations around the table. His curiosity led him to explore especially the ancient civilizations. Alberto Arbasino A unique opportunity to rediscover one of the most original and vigorous figures of 20th century Italian culture: Cesare Brandi. Art historian, essayist, philosopher, restoration theorist, but also a writer in the purest, truest sense, Brandi (Siena 1906-Rome 1988) is herein presented above all as a great, authentic story-teller of things, places and people, a tireless travel raconteur. Ancient Greece, the source of the Nile, the deserts of the Middle-East, the secrets of Holy Russia , Buddhas lands, the legendary Persia, the great wall of China, the thousand faces of peasant and metropolitan Italy.All these are the stages of a long exterior journey counter-balanced by another, intimate journey that, in the subsequent sections that of his autobiographical and literary writings make us discovering a Brandi who is the interpreter and the friend of great international artists such as Guttuso, De Pisis, Klee, Morandi, Picasso, Matisse. Brandis look with his exceptional language virtuosity, is conjured up in this book in all its complexity and richness.An essential critical anthology and an accurate bibliography offer on the other hand the basic data for a further historical and philological in-depth study of this important writer and man of culture.The book is edited by Vittorio Rubiu Brandi and enriched by three introductory essays by Roberto Barzanti, Franco Marcoaldi and Vittorio Sgarbi. We have published as individual titles: J o u r n ey t h r o u g h A n c i e n t G r eec e ; A p u l i a P i l g r i m Selection of titles sold to: Spain (Elba); France (Arla)
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ANTONIO PIZZUTO

Diaries, vol.I 1917/1973, vol.II 1974/2009


Diari 1917/1973, 1974/200 Edited by Enrico Rotelli with Mariarosa Bricchi
A live classic that is an homage to Fernanda Pivanos writing, talent, and vitality sharper than ever . When Fernanda Pivano first went to the USA, in the fifties, she was a young student in love with the America of those times, with a strong desire to meet face to face the masters of fiction who were just beginning to be known in Italy thanks to Cesare Pavese and Elio Vittorini. She immediately discovered a world of dreams, ideals and values that she would never get tired of celebrating: from the pacificism of Norman Mailer acknowledged master of American fiction, both loved and hated by the Beat Generation of the sixties, who drew his antiimperialism from him to the example of an inexhaustible thirst for novelty and authenticity that was the living myth, Ernest Hemingway. From the beat generation gurus (Ginsberg, Kerouac, Corso, Ferlinghetti, men who in the name of an idea to return to the essentiality of Man, and clashing with the prejudices of capitalistic consumerism, lived and wrote without distinguishing art from life) to Don DeLillo and the minimalists. In short, a new American journey, among the contradictions and secret hopes of that great, glorified and feared nation that is, and always has been, America. With contributions by Erica Jong, Bret Easton Ellis, Jay Mc Inerney, Gary Fisketjon

Dolls Repaired Here


Si riparano bambole
Profis life is at the centre of the most exemplary novel by Antonio Pizzuto. Si riparano bambole is the story of a life told in fragments, frames of biographical epics from childhood to senility, edited like movie sequences: from the richness of the early years to the poverty of the final ones, from childhood curiosity to old age resignation. Despite the dry, unembellished plot, this book is a powerful work: from a single, overwhelming memory, it develops a dense and composed continuum caught before his inexorable fading-out.

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A NTONIO P IZZUTO (1893-1976) GRADUATED IN L AW AND P HILOSOPHY AT U NIVERSIT Y OF PALERMO AND PURSUED HIS CAREER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION : FIRST AS DEPUT Y CHIEF OF POLICE IN T RENTO , THEN AS CHIEF OF POLICE IN B OLZANO AND A REZZO . H IS CAREER AS AN AUTHOR BEGAN ONLY IN 1950, WHEN HE RETIRED AND MOVED TO R OME , WHERE HE DEDICATED HIMSELF EXCLUSIVELY TO WRITING . T HE MAIN FEATURE OF HIS WORK IS THE NOTABLY AT TENTION TO LANGUAGE AND NEOLOGISMS HE CONSTANTLY INTRODUCED IN HIS WRITING . P IZZUTO WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF THE LITERARY CRITIC G IANFRANCO C ONTINI , WHO CONSIDERED HIM ONE OF THE LEADING I TALIAN WRITERS OF THE LATE 20 TH CENTURY.

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GIOVANNI TESTORI

Works, vol. I, II, III


Opere, vol. I, II, III
Edited by Fulvio Panzeri. With a preface by Giovanni Raboni

vol. I (1943-1961) The first volume of the Works by Giovanni Testori, edited by Fulvio Panzeri, with a preface by Giovanni Raboni, contains the Lombardy writers most well-known narrative and theatrical works. From his first dramatic works (La morte. Un quadro and Tentazione nel convento) to the masterpieces of his maturity (La Maria Brasca and LArialda); from the classic tales Dio di Roserio, Ponte della Ghisolfa and Gilda del Mac Mahon to the novels Il fabbricone and Nebbia al Giambellino. vol. II (1965-1977) The second volume, instead, is a collection of the authors major poetic texts, from I Trionfi to Nel tuo sangue, and a precious review of compositions almost impossible to find nowadays, such as For You, Alain, together with some unpublished works like the two Suites for Francis Bacon The collection will also include the novels La Cattedrale and Passio Laetitiae et Felicitatis, where Testori experiments an innovative disintegration of the traditional narrative forms, giving masterly proof of his linguistic exceptionality, and famous theatrical texts such as the Trilogia degli Scarozzanti, where educated speech is skilfully blended and harmonised with grotesque, popular deformations. The book, edited by Fulvio Panzeri (as vol. I), is prefaced by Giovanni Raboni. vol. III (1978-1993) The third volume is devoted to the period going from 1978 to 1993, and collects all his production of the Eighties. The main surprise of the volume is the unpublished poems, above all the "familiar" one, or the ones taken by magazines or art catalogues, as well as the publication of the two "Brianciatrilogie" and the second version of the Erodiade.

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