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may fri 25, 2012 - 5.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Luigi Zoja, was born in 1943 and has worked in Zurich, New York and Milan. He was President of the Centro Italiano di Psicologia Analitica (1984-‘93) and President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (1998-2001), the association of Jungian analysts around the world, as well as serving as President on its International Ethics Committee. He has taught at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and the University of Insubria. He has published books and articles in fourteen languages including: Nascere non basta. Iniziazione e tossicodipendenza (Raffaello Cortina, 2003); Coltivare l’anima (Moretti&Vitali, 1999); and Storia dell’arroganza. Psicologia e limiti dello sviluppo (Moretti&Vitali, 2003). Bollati Boringhieri published: Il gesto di Ettore (2000); Giustizia e Bellezza (2007); and Contro Ismene. Considerazioni sulla violenza (2009). Other works include: La morte del prossimo (2009, Einaudi); and Centauri. Mito e violenza maschile (i Libri del Festival della Mente, Laterza, 2010); Amare oggi (with Lidia Maggi, il Margine, 2012).


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may fri 25, 2012 - 7.00 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Marco Aime is professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Genoa. He has conducted research on the Alps and in West Africa. Aime has authored a number of books: Le radici nella sabbia (EDT, 1999); Il primo libro di antropologia (2008), Il dono al tempo di Internet (with A. Cossetta, 2010), L’altro e l’altrove (with D. Papotti 2012), Contro il razzismo (with G. Barbujani, C. Bartoli, F. Faloppa, 2016) published by Einaudi; Verdi tribù del Nord (Laterza, 2012); Gli specchi di Gulliver (2006), Timbuctu (2008), Il diverso come icona del male (with E. Severino, 2009), Gli uccelli della solitudine (2010), Cultura (2013) published by Bollati Boringhieri; All’Avogadro si cominciava a ottobre (Agenzia X, 2014); La macchia della razza (2012), Etnografia del quotidiano (2014) published by elèuthera; La fatica di diventare grandi. La scomparsa dei riti di passaggio (Einaudi, 2014); Tra i castagni dell'Appennino (2014), Senza sponda (2015) published by Utet.


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may fri 25, 2012 - 7.00 p.m.
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Elena Pulcini is Full Professor of Social Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of Florence University. She has studied extensively the subject of passions, of modern individualism and social bonds. She is currently investigating the possible emotional foundation of a new ethic and proposes an innovative philosophy of caring. She is a member of the scientific committees of several Italian journals: Iride, La società degli individui, Iris, Politica e società. She is also among the coordinators of the Florence Seminar on Political Philosophy, and the Gallarate-Cortona Seminar of Critical Theory. She has co-founded the Social Philosophy Seminar (Florence-Turin-Rome) and is vice-president of the Bureau of MAUSS, the Anti-Utilitarian Movement in Social Science. She has authored a number of books including: L’individuo senza passioni (2001), Il potere di unire. Femminile, desiderio, cura (2003), La cura del mondo. Paura e responsabilità nell’età globale (2009), all published by Bollati Boringhieri; and a study of envy, Invidia. La passione triste (il Mulino, 2011).


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may fri 25, 2012 - 21.15
piazza del Duomo
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Laura Boella is a Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Università Statale of Milan. She has studied the major 20th-century female thinkers and is an expert on Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Maria Zambrano and Edith Stein. She has focussed on interpersonal relationships and on the feelings of sympathy, empathy, compassion. Among her most recent books are: Sentire l’altro. Conoscere e praticare l’empatia (2006), Neuroetica. La morale prima della morale (2008), all published by Raffaello Cortina; Credere oggi (with Enzo Bianchi, Il Margine, 2012). Gherardo Colombo is a retired judge, has led a number of major investigations by the Italian authorities on organized crime, corruption, terrorism and mafia. He is vice-president of Garzanti Publishers. His books include: Il vizio della memoria (Feltrinelli, 1998); Sulle regole (Feltrinelli, 2008); Sei Stato tu? La Costituzione attraverso le domande dei bambini (with A. Sarfatti, Salani, 2009); Democrazia (Bollati Boringhieri, 2011); Educare alla legalità (Salani, 2011); Il perdono responsabile (Ponte alle Grazie, 2011); Farla Franca (with Franco Marzoli, Longanesi, 2012).

Gherardo Colombo is a retired judge, has led a number of major investigations by the Italian authorities on organized crime, corruption, terrorism and mafia. He is vice-president of Garzanti Publishers. His books include: Il vizio della memoria (Feltrinelli, 1998); Sulle regole (Feltrinelli, 2008); Sei Stato tu? La Costituzione attraverso le domande dei bambini (with A. Sarfatti, Salani, 2009); Democrazia (Bollati Boringhieri, 2011); Educare alla legalità (Salani, 2011); Il perdono responsabile (Ponte alle Grazie, 2011); Farla Franca (with Franco Marzoli, Longanesi, 2012).


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Edoardo Boncinelli Stefano Bartezzaghi
may fri 25, 2012 - 9.30 p.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Edoardo Boncinelli is an Italian physicist and geneticist. He has devoted himself to studying the genetics and molecular biology of higher animals and of man, and has headed several laboratories of molecular biology of development. He currently teaches Biological Foundations of Knowledge at the Philosophy Department of Milan’s Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. He regularly contributes to the scientific journal Le Scienze and to the news daily Corriere della Sera. Following are some of his books: Le forme della vita (Einaudi, 2000); Io sono, tu sei (Mondadori, 2002); Prima lezione di biologia (Laterza, 2007); Come nascono le idee (Laterza, 2008); I nostri geni (Einaudi, 2008); L’etica della vita (2008, Rizzoli); Perché non possiamo non dirci darwinisti (Rizzoli, 2009); Lo scimmione intelligente. Dio, natura e libertà (with Giulio Giorello, Rizzoli, 2009); Mi ritorno in mente. Il corpo, le emozioni, la coscienza (Longanesi, 2010).

Stefano Bartezzaghi, is an expert of linguistic games, puzzles and their history. Since 2000 he writes a column on puzzles (Lessico e Nuvole) and one on linguistics (Lapsus) in la Repubblica. His books include: L’elmo di don Chisciotte. Contro la mitologia della creatività (i Libri del Festival della Mente, Laterza, 2009); Non se ne può più. Il libro dei tormentoni (Mondadori, 2010); Come dire. Galateo della comunicazione (Mondadori, 2011); L’orizzonte verticale. Invenzione e storia del cruciverba (2007), Scrittori giocatori (2010) and Una telefonata con Primo Levi (Centro Studi Primo Levi, 2012), all for Einaudi; Il falò delle novità. La creatività al tempo dei cellulari intelligenti (Utet, 2013); La ludoteca di Babele. Dal dado ai social network: a che gioco stiamo giocando (Utet, Dialoghi sull’uomo, maggio 2016). 


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may sat 26, 2012 - 11.00 a.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Salvatore Natoli, teaches Theoretical Philosophy at the Università Statale di Milano-Bicocca and the History of Ideas at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan. He has contributed to many journals such as Prospettive settanta, Il centauro, Democrazia e diritto, Religione e società, Leggere, Bailamme and Metaxù. His books include: L’esperienza del dolore. Le forme del patire nella cultura occidentale (1986); La felicità (1994); Dizionario dei vizi e delle virtù (1996); Parole della filosofia o dell’arte di meditare (2004); La salvezza senza fede (2007) all published by Feltrinelli; La felicità di questa vita (Mondadori, 2001); Sul male assoluto. Nichilismo e idoli del Novecento (Morcelliana, 2006); La mia filosofia. Forme del mondo e saggezza del vivere (Ets, 2008); Il buon uso del mondo (Mondadori, 2010); and L’edificazione di sé. Istruzioni sulla vita interiore (i Libri del Festival della Mente, Laterza, September 2010); I comandamenti. Non ti farai idolo né immagine (with Pierangelo Sequeri, il Mulino, 2011).


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may sat 26, 2012 - 12.00
piazza del Duomo
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Salvatore Settis is Director of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where he is a Professor of the History of Art and Classical Archaeology. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Analysis, Research, Protection, Technologies and Economy for cultural heritage. He was Visiting Professor at several European and American universities and served as a Director at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, as President of the Senior Council for Cultural and Landscape at the Italian Ministry of Culture. He is a member of the European Research Council, of the Advisory Board of the Enciclopedia Italiana, of the Committee of Experts for Research Policy at the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. He has published several books including: Battaglie senza eroi (Electa, 1980), and for the publishers Einaudi his works include Italia S.p.A. L’assalto al patrimonio culturale (2002), Artemidoro (2008), Artisti e committenti fra Quattrocento e Cinquecento (2010), Paesaggio Costituzione cemento (2010) and Azione popolare. Un manuale di autodifesa (2012).


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may sat 26, 2012 - 15.00
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Mark Anspach, the anthropologist, is originally from California but lives in France and in Italy. He works at the Paris Centre de recherche en épistémologie appliquée, and has studied economy and social science at Harvard before obtaining a Ph.D. in anthropology in Paris and in Literature in Stanford under René Girard, whose writing he has edited. Anspach’s research focus is on the ritual aspects of violence and of exchange, and on social and cognitive mechanisms. Anspach contributes to the journal of MAUSS, the Anti-Utilitarian Movement in Social Science, and keeps a blog on the U.S. Website www.imitatio.org. He has written A buon rendere. La reciprocità nella vendetta, nel dono e nel mercato (2007), and co-authored Che cos’è il religioso? Religione e politica (published by Bollati Boringhieri in 2006) and Cosa significa donare? (with E. Sarnelli, D. Falcioni), published by Guida Editori in 2011.


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may sat 26, 2012 - 4.00 p.m.
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Fabio Dei is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Pisa. His main focus is on the epistemology of social sciences, and his reseaerch deals with themes of folk and mass culture in contemporary Italy. In the realm of studies on gift, he has coordinated a study funded by AVIS Tuscany on blood donations among migrants: its title is Il sangue degli altri. Culture della donazione fra gli immigrati stranieri in Italia (2007). Dei has also edited two books: Culture del dono (with M. Aria), published by Meltemi in 2008), and Il dono del sangue. Per un’antropologia dell’altruismo (with M. Aria, G. L. Mancini), published by Pacini in 2008. His books include: Ragione e forme di vita. Razionalità e relativismo in antropologia (with A. Simonicca), published by Franco Angeli in 1990; La discesa agli inferi: J. G. Frazer nella cultura del Novecento (Argo, 1998); Beethoven e le mondine. Ripensare la cultura popolare (2003), Antropologia della violenza (2005), both published by Meltemi. His new book, Introduzione all’antropologia culturale, is about to be published by il Mulino.


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may sat 26, 2012 - 5.30 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Stefano Zamagni is an Italian economist and is past president of the Agency for the Third Sector. He is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bologna and at Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center, and chairs the Steering Committee of the Higher School of Health Policies at the University of Bologna. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Bologna, of the Lombard Institute of Sciences and Humanities in Milan, and of the New York Academy of Sciences. In 2010 he received an honorary degree in Economics from the F. de Vitoria University of Madrid. Also in 2010 he was awarded the ‘Giorgio La Pira Prize for Peace.’ Among his many books are: Microeconomia (with Flavio Delbono, 1999); Economia civile (with Luigino Bruni, 2004); La cooperazione (with Vera Zamagni, 2008); Avarizia. La passione dell’avere (2009), all published by il Mulino; Economia ed Etica (with Nicola Curci), published by La Scuola in 2009; Famiglia e lavoro (with Vera Zamagni), published by San Paolo in 2012.


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may sat 26, 2012 - 6.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Enzo Bianchi is the prior of the Bose monastic community. He has received an honorary degree in Church History from the university of Turin, and up until 2010 he has taught Biblical Theology at the Milan’s Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. He regularly contributes to La Stampa, la Repubblica, Avvenire and Jesus. He was the founder of the Qiqajon press. He was part of the delegation sent by Pope John Paul II to Ha Moscow to bring Patriarch Alexis II the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan. In 2008 he took part in the Synod of Bishops on ‘The Word of God’ as expert designated by Pope Benedict XVI. Bianchi is a member of the International Academy of Religious Sciences of Brussels and of the International Council of Christians and Jews of London. He has authored many text combining Christian spirituality and humanization paths: most recently, Ogni cosa alla sua stagione (Einaudi, 2010) and Una lotta per la vita. Conoscere e combattere i peccati capitali (San Paolo, 2011); I comandamenti. Ama il prossimo tuo (with Massimo Cacciari, il Mulino, 2011); Credere oggi (with Laura Boella, il Margine, 2012).


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Corrado Augias and Virginio Colmegna
may sat 26, 2012 - 9.00 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Corrado Augias is a journalist, an author, and a television host. He regularly contributes to La Repubblica newsdaily, and has been hosting the cultural show ‘Le Storie—Diario italiano’ on RAI channel 3. His books include: I segreti di Roma (2005), Inchiesta su Gesù (with M. Pesce, 2006), Leggere. Perché i libri ci rendono migliori, più allegri e più liberi (2007), Inchiesta sul cristianesimo (with R. Cacitti, 2008), Disputa su Dio e dintorni (with V. Mancuso, 2009), I segreti del Vaticano (2010), all published by Mondadori; Il disagio della libertà (Rizzoli, 2012).

Virginio Colmegna, is a Catholic priest. In 1993 he was appointed by the then archbishop of Milan, Card. C. M. Martini, to head the Milan branch. He held the post until 2004, when he became president of the ‘Casa della carità’ Foundation. His books include: Cristiano di parola (with S. Landra, 2005), È bello per noi stare qui (with M. Mapelli, 2006), published by Centro Ambrosiano; Non per me solo (2011), and Parole nuove per la politica (edited by him and M.G. Guida, 2011) published by il Saggiatore.


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Daniel Pennac and Stefano Benni
may sat 26, 2012 - 9.30 p.m.
teatro Manzoni - Corso Gramsci, 107
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Daniel Pennac, has won great acclaim in France and in the rest of the world for his extraordinary imagination and creativity. After spending his childhood between Africa, Europe and Asia, Pennac has taught for years at a Paris high school. He was awarded the Légion d’honneur in 2005. He has authored a series of novels based upon the central character of Benjamin Malaussène. He has also written an essay on literature, Come un romanzo (1993). Feltrinelli has published all of his books including La fata carabina (1992), La lunga notte del dottor Galvan (2005), Diario di scuola (2008). His latest book, Journal d’un corps, has just been published in France by Gallimard.

Stefano Benni, is one of Italy’s most renowned authors. Wandering among the different genres—novel, poetry, science fiction, drama—and using a range of different languages, Benni has succeeded in elevating tragic-comic fiction from a structural and thematic element to a gesture of social criticism. His books include: Il bar sotto il mare (1987), La compagnia dei Celestini (1992), Bar Sport (1997), Le Beatrici (2011) published by Feltrinelli; La traccia dell’angelo (Sellerio, 2011).


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may sun 27, 2012 - 10.30 a.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Maurizio Ferraris teaches Theoretical Philosophy at Turin University, where he directs the Labont (Ontology Laboratory). He is editor of the magazine Rivista di Estetica, associate editor of Critique and an editorial writer for the newspaper La Repubblica. He is Directeur d’études at the Collège International de Philosophie, a Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America and of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Foundation, and Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He has written more than forty books translated in many languages, including: Storia dell’ermeneutica (Bompiani, 1988); Estetica razionale (Cortina, 1997); Dove sei? Ontologia del telefonino (Bompiani, 2005,) winner of the Filosofico Castiglioncello e Documentalità Prize; Perché è necessario lasciar tracce (Laterza, 2009); and Ricostruire la decostruzione (Bompiani, September 2010); Estetica razionale (Raffaello Cortina, 1997); Filosofia per dame (Guanda, 2011); Anima e iPad (Guanda, 2011); Documentalità. Perché è necessario lasciar tracce (Laterza, 2009); Manifesto del nuovo realismo (Laterza, 2012).


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may sun 27, 2012 - 11.30 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Zygmunt Bauman, is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the universities of Leeds and Warsaw, and one of the leading thinkers of our time. He has written extensively on the globalized society, on individualization processes, on shifts in our definitions of ‘public’ and ‘private’, and on the philosophical and moral impact of new capitalism. His notion of ‘liquid modernity’ has influenced international research in sociology and cultural studies. Among his recent books available in Italian are: Individualmente insieme (Diabasis, 2008); La decadenza degli intellettuali (2007) and Modernità e ambivalenza (2010) published by Bollati Boringhieri; Modernità liquida (2002), Modus vivendi (2008), Paura liquida (2008), Consumo dunque sono (2008), Capitalismo parassitario (2009), L’etica in un mondo di consumatori (2010), Vite che non possiamo permetterci (2011) were all published by Laterza; Mortalità, immortalità e altre strategie di vita (il Mulino, 2012).


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may sun 27, 2012 - 15.00
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Chiara Frugoni has taught Medieval History at the universities of Pisa and Rome Tor Vergata and in Paris. In the teaching of history, she has always made large use of pictures as well as texts. Among her books, which are translated into the main European languages as well as into Japanese and Korean, are: Francesco e l’invenzione delle stimmate (Einaudi, 1993, Premio Viareggio); Storia di un giorno in una città medioevale (Laterza, 1997); Mille e non più mille. Viaggio fra le paure di fine millennio (with G. Duby, Rizzoli, 1999); Medioevo sul naso. Occhiali, bottoni e altre invenzioni medievali (2001), Una solitudine abitata: Chiara d’Assisi (Laterza, 2006); L’affare migliore di Enrico. Giotto e la cappella Scrovegni (2008), La voce delle immagini. Pillole iconografiche dal Medioevo (2010), Le storie di San Francesco. Guida agli affreschi della Basilica Superiore di Assisi (2010), Storia di Chiara e Francesco (2011), all published by Einaudi.


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may sun 27, 2012 - 4.00 p.m.
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Luigino Bruni is Professor of Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Milan-Bicocca. He is also deputy director of CISPES, deputy director of Econometica, an inter-university research center on corporate ethics, director of the specialist course in Civil and No-Profit Economics. He coordinates the ‘communion economy’ project and is a member of the ethics committee of Banca Etica. He is a commentator for the catholic newsdaily Avvenire. His current research focus is on the role of motives in economic and civil behavior, the virtues of the market, cultural evolution, civil and communion economy. His book Civil Happiness came in second at the 2008 Templeton Enterprise Awards. Among his other books are: Reciprocità (2006) and L’ethos del mercato (2010), published by Bruno Mondadori; Microeconomia (with Leonardo Becchetti, Stefano Zamagni), published by il Mulino in 2010); and Le nuove virtù del mercato nell’era dei beni comuni (Città Nuova, 2012).


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may sun 27, 2012 - 5.30 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Marino Niola, a well-known anthropologist of contemporary times, is Professor of Anthropology of Symbols at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples, where he also heads a research lab on Mediterranean diet. His main research focus is the relationship between tradition and cultural change in contemporary societies and the persistence of myth in the contaminated forms of the present time. He is a member of the steering committee of AISEA, the Italian Association of Ethno-Anthropological Sciences. He is a frequent contributor to the newsdaily La Repubblica and writes a column entitled Today’s Myths in its Friday supplement. He also contributes to Le Nouvel Observateur, Locarno’s il caffè and Naples’ Il Mattino. Among his books are Totem e ragù. Divagazioni napoletane (Pironti, 2003); Don Giovanni o della seduzione (L’Ancora del Mediterraneo, 2005); I Santi patroni (2007), Si fa presto a dire cotto. Un antropologo in cucina (2009), and Non tutto fa brodo (2012) published by il Mulino.


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Alessandro Bergonzoni
may sun 27, 2012 - 6.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Alessandro Bergonzoni, s an author and actor. Among the things he has written for the stage: Madornale 33, Anghingù, La cucina nel frattempo, Le balene restino sedute, Non è morto né flic né floc. Books: Le balene restino sedute (Mondadori, 1989); È già mercoledÏ e io no (Mondadori, 1994); Il grande Fermo e i suoi piccoli Andirivieni (Garzanti, 1996); Opplero. Storia di un salto (Garzanti, 2003); Non ardo dal desiderio di diventare uomo finché posso essere anche donna bambino animale o cosa (Bompiani, 2005); Bastasse grondare (Scheiwiller, 2009). In 2011/2012 he is on stage with Urge.


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