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may fri 24, 2013 - 5.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Attilio Brilli is a leading Italian expert in travel literature. His works on this subject are an absolute must-read. They have been translated into a number of languages by major foreign publishers. Brilli has taught Anglo-American Literature at the University of Siena. His books include: Il viaggio della capitale. Torino, Firenze e Roma dopo l’Unità d’Italia (UTET, 2010). Also, Quando viaggiare era un’arte. Il romanzo del Grand Tour (1995), Il viaggiatore immaginario (1997), La vita che corre. Mitologia dell’automobile (1999), In viaggio con Leopardi (2000), Un paese di romantici briganti. Gli italiani nell’immaginario del Grand Tour (2003), Viaggi in corso. Aspettative, imprevisti, avventure del viaggio in Italia (2004), Il viaggio in Italia. Storia di una grande tradizione culturale (2006), Il viaggio in Oriente (2009), Dove finiscono le mappe. Storie di esplorazione e di conquista (2012), Mercanti e avventurieri. Storie di viaggi e di commerci (2013), all published by il Mulino. He has also edited R. L. Stevenson’s novels, short stories and essays for Mondadori’s i Meridiani collection (Mondadori, 2006).


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may fri 24, 2013 - 7.00 p.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Franco Iseppi is professor of Communications Theories and Techniques at Turin’s Polytechnic (Cinema and Media Engineering School). He was vice-president of Italy’s Touring Club since 2008. Later on he was the scientific coordinator for Italy’s “Buon Ricordo” Foundation and has been president of Italy’s Touring Club since 2010. In the past he authored and produced TV programs of RAI, then became Director of programming and subsequently Director General from 1998 to 2003. A keen observer of mass communications, Iseppi currently contributes to specialist journals and magazines.

 

Roberto Weber, founding member and president of SWG, has a long professional experience in designing and conducting public opinion polls and surveys. He has directed social and economic surveys for public and private sector entities and a number of print and broadcast media. He is currently in charge of designing economic research groups and works as a consultant for socio-political studies and surveys commissioned by individual candidates and political parties. His books include: Perché corriamo? (Einaudi, 2007). 


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may fri 24, 2013 - 21.15
piazza del Duomo
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Francesco Guccini is a singer and songwriter, his activity is one of the most original and striking of the Italian literary scene of the last decade. He wrote seven crime novels with L. Macchiavelli, and has authored a number of books: Cròniche Epafániche (1989), Vacca d’un cane (1993) published by Feltrinelli; La legge del bar e altre comiche (2005), Cittanòva blues (2003), Dizionario delle cose perdute (2012) published by Mondadori. A proof of his lexicographer talent is Vocabolario del dialetto pavanese (Edizioni Nuèter, 1998).

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 24, 2013 - 9.30 p.m.
teatro Manzoni - Corso Gramsci, 107
 admission euro 7.00

 

Paolo Rumiz is the special correspondent for the Piccolo newspaper in Trieste and an editorial writer for the paper la Repubblica. He is an expert on the subject of Heimat and of identity in Italy and in Europe. His published writings include: Il leone di Lissa (Il Saggiatore, 2003); and, published by Feltrinelli: Tre uomini in bicicletta (with F. Altan, 2002), È Oriente (2003), La leggenda dei monti naviganti (2007), Annibale. Un viaggio (2008), L’Italia in seconda classe (2009), La cotogna di Istanbul. Ballata per tre uomini e una donna (2010), Ballata per tre uomini e una donna (2010) also in audio-book version read by Moni Ovadia, Il bene ostinato (2011), Maschere per un massacro (2011), Maledetta Cina (ebook, 2012), Trans Europa Express (2012), Morimondo (2013).

 

Alfredo Lacosegliaz composed the music accompanying the lyrics in the styles of the different lands where the novel is set, ranging from apocryphal songs to Bosnian melodies, with echoes of popular waltzes and sounds from the Middle East. In addition to the narrator Paolo Rumiz, the performers include: Ornella Serafini, voice; Cristina Verità, violin and voice; Daniele Furlan, clarinet; Orietta Fossati, keyboards; Alfredo Lacosegliaz, drums.


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may sat 25, 2013 - 11.00 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Eva Cantarella has taught in Italy and abroad. She is now a Professor of Ancient Greek Law at the Milan University. She’s written several essays on Law and on different aspects of the Roman and Greek world. Among them are: Norma e sanzione in Omero (Giuffrè, 1979); I supplizi capitali. Origini e funzioni della pena di morte in Grecia e a Roma (1991), Secondo natura. La bisessualità nel mondo antico (1995) published by Rizzoli; Itaca. Eroi, donne, potere tra vendetta e diritto (2002), L’amore è un dio. Il sesso e la polis (2007), Dammi mille baci. Veri uomini e vere donne nell’antica Roma (2009) published by Feltrinelli; Il ritorno della vendetta. Pena di morte: giustizia o assassinio? (Rizzoli, 2007); I giorni di Milano (con altri autori, 2010), “Sopporta, cuore...”. La scelta di Ulisse (2010) published by Editori Laterza; Non commettere adulterio (with P. Ricca, il Mulino, 2011); Nascere, vivere e morire a Pompei (with L. Jacobelli, Mondadori Electa, 2011); I greci, i romani e noi (2014), Non sei più mio padre (2015), L’importante è vincere. Da Olimpia a Rio de Janeiro (with E. Miraglia, 2016) published by Feltrinelli; Ippopotami e sirene. I viaggi di Omero e di Erodoto (Utet, Dialoghi sull’uomo, 2014). 


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may sat 25, 2013 - 12.00
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Paolo Rumiz is the special correspondent for the Piccolo newspaper in Trieste and an editorial writer for the paper la Repubblica. He is an expert on the subject of Heimat and of identity in Italy and in Europe. His published writings include: Il leone di Lissa (Il Saggiatore, 2003); and, published by Feltrinelli: Tre uomini in bicicletta (with F. Altan, 2002), È Oriente (2003), La leggenda dei monti naviganti (2007), Annibale. Un viaggio (2008), L’Italia in seconda classe (2009), La cotogna di Istanbul. Ballata per tre uomini e una donna (2010), Ballata per tre uomini e una donna (2010) also in audio-book version read by Moni Ovadia, Il bene ostinato (2011), Maschere per un massacro (2011), Maledetta Cina (ebook, 2012), Trans Europa Express (2012), Morimondo (2013).


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Tony Wheeler and Gabriele Romagnoli
may sat 25, 2013 - 15.00
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Tony Wheeler founded Lonely Planet with his wife Maureen. The first Lonely Planet guidebook was Across Asia on the cheap (1973; Italian edition: EDT 2012), that tells about their trip from England to Australia following the “hippy trail”. Nowadays, Lonely Planet Publications has offices in three continents, with 400 employees, 250 authors, over 600 titles and 120 million copies sold worldwide (of which more than 8 million in Italy alone). His recent trips to Congo, Colombia, Haiti, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe are the subject of his latest book, Dark Lands, published in Italian by EDT after the success of Bad Lands. Un turista sull’asse del male (2007) and Un giorno, viaggiando…The Lonely Planet Story (2006).

 

Gabriele Romagnoli, writer and journalist, is columnist for la Repubblica newspaper and editor in at large for Vanity Fair. His writing include: Passeggeri (Garzanti, 1998); L’artista (Feltrinelli, 2004); Navi in bottiglia (1993), In tempo per il cielo (1995), Non ci sono santi (2006), Solo i treni hanno la strada segnata (2008), Un tuffo nella luce (2010), Domanda di grazia (2013) published by Mondadori.


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may sat 25, 2013 - 4.00 p.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Folco Quilici, traveller, writer, director, is the most famous Italian story-teller about foreign countries and people. His books and his movies won several awards, like Sesto continente and Fratello mare. He directed the column GEO on air on RAI3. He wrote for Life, Epoca, Panorama, Europeo, La Stampa, il Corriere della Sera and Il Messaggero. He won the Premio Italia for journalism (1969), the Premio Giornalistico Europeo (1990) and the Premio Campidoglio for his career in cultural journalism (1997). He was professor at the University of Bologna, of Berlin, at the Cinema Centre of the Catholic University of Milan. In 2006 Forbes included him in the 100 most influential people of the world thanks to his movies and to his books about the environment. His writings include: La fenice del Bajkal (2005), Sì, viaggiare (with C. Ruggeri, 2006), I miei mari (2007), Libeccio (2008), Terre d’avventura (2009), Storie del mare (2011), La dogana del vento (2011), Amico oceano (2012), Relitti e tesori (2012) published by Mondadori.


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may sat 25, 2013 - 12.00 e 17.00
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Gabriella Caramore is an essayist and radio producer. For many years she has been the presenter of Uomini e Profeti, a weekly radio program on religious culture, broadcast on RAI’s channel 3, which cyclically features systematic readings and Bible commentaries. Caramore, who has taught Religion and Communication at the University of Rome La Sapienza, is also the editor of a book series on spirituality published by Morcelliana press. She has edited the Italian versions of a number of great works: G. Lukács (Diario 1910-11, Adelphi 1983), V. Segalen (Il doppio Rimbaud, Archinto 1990), Y. Bonnefoy (L’impossibile e la libertà, Marietti, 1988; Entroterra, Donzelli, 2004; Rimbaud, Donzelli, 2010), S. Kierkegaard (Memorie di un seduttore, Rizzoli, 2009), G. Zagrebelsky (Giuda. Il tradimento fedele, Einaudi, 2011). Her own books include: La fatica della luce (2008), Nessuno ha mai visto Dio (2012), Come un bambino (2013), all three published by Morcelliana; also, Il sogno è potenza di realtà (Aliberti 2010) and Le domande dell’uomo (with M. Ciampa, La Scuola 2013). 


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may sat 25, 2013 - 6.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Arjun Appadurai, the social-cultural anthropologist, was born in Bombay in 1949 and currently teaches at New York University. He is renowned as a leading expert in the cultural dimensions of globalization. His work has opened up cultural anthropology to the challenges of post-modern complexity. His research ranges from migrations to the technologies of mass communication, which he views as decisive in defining the notion of “modernity at large”. Some of his books now available in Italian are: Modernity at large (Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2012) and Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger (Meltemi Editore, 2005). Modernity at large, already considered a classic in social science, responds to the challenges of globalization by describing the world as a system of flows in which people, money, pictures, technologies and ideologies travel incessantly across the planet.


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may sat 25, 2013 - 21.15
piazza del Duomo
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Claudio Magris is a celebrated Italian author. A fine scholar in German literature (he is Emeritus Professor at the University of Trieste), a journalist, a translator and traveller, Magris is a prominent intellectual and an engaged witness of our era. He regularly contributes to the newspaper Corriere della Sera. His books include: Dietro le parole (1978), Itaca e oltre (1982), Danubio (1986), Stadelmann (1988), Un altro mare (1991), Microcosmi (1997, Premio Strega), La mostra (2001), Alla cieca (2005), Lei dunque capirà (2006), La storia non è finita. Etica, politica, laicità (2006), Alfabeti. Saggi di letteratura (2008), Livelli di guardia. Note civili (2006-2011) (2011), Teatro (2010), all published by Garzanti. Also, Letteratura e ideologia (with G. Xingjian, Bompiani, 2012) and L’infinito viaggiare (2005), La letteratura è la mia vendetta (with M. Vargas Llosa, 2012) both published by Mondadori. The first of the two volumes of his collected works was published in 2012 in Mondadori’s prestigious series i Meridiani.


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Ryszard Kapuściński Giuseppe Battiston
may sat 25, 2013 - 9.30 p.m.
teatro Manzoni - Corso Gramsci, 107
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Ryszard Kapuściński was born in Pinsk and died in Varsavia (1932-2007). His books and reports include: Il Negus (1983), Imperium (1994), Lapidarium (1997), Ebano (2000), In viaggio con Erodoto (2005), Autoritratto di un reporter (2006), L’altro (2007), Ancora un giorno (2008), Nel turbine della storia (2009), Giungla polacca (2009) published by Feltrinelli; Opere (Mondadori, 2009) for Mondadori’s i Meridiani collection by S. De Fanti.

Giuseppe Battiston, one of the most widely acclaimed stage and movie actors of Italy’s new generation, has played in S. Soldini’s Pane e tulipani (2000, that performance won him important awards such as the David di Donatello and the Ciak d'oro), Agata e la tempesta (2004) and Il comandante e la cicogna (2012). He also played in C. Mazzacurati’s La giusta distanza (2007), La Passione (2010, David di Donatello and Nastro d’argento awards). He was cast with the comedians Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo in Chiedimi se sono felice. He also played in C. Comencini’s La bestia nel cuore (2005); in A. Segre Io sono Li (2011); in M. Oleotto Zoran, il mio nipote scemo (2012). Among his stage performances were Orson Welles' Roast (2009), that won him the UBU award for the best leading man, 18 mila giorni-il Pitone, written by Andrea Bajani and Italy with Gianmaria Testa (2011); Macbeth (2012).


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may sun 26, 2013 - 10.30 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
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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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Andrea Bocconi and Claudio Visentin
may sun 26, 2013 - 10.30 a.m. e 4.00 p.m.
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Andrea Bocconi divides his time between psychotherapy and writing. He is a writing professor at the ‘School of Travel’. His books published by Guanda include: Viaggiare e non partire (2002), Il giro del mondo in aspettativa. Istruzioni per sperdersi: modi e luoghi (2004), La tartaruga di Gauguin (2005), Di buon passo. Tra Toscana e Umbria un viaggio a piedi lungo i sentieri del Medioevo (2007), In viaggio con l’asino (with Claudio Visentin, 2009), India formato famiglia (2011).

 

Claudio Visentin teaches History of Tourism at the University of Italian-language Switzerland and he is the director of the History Museum of Bergamo. He studies and describes new travel styles from the pages of the Sunday supplement of Il Sole 24 Ore. He has founded the ‘School of Travel’ where people improve their understanding and depicting places by means of writing, photography, and drawing. He published In viaggio con l’asino (with Andrea Bocconi, Guanda, 2009). 


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may sun 26, 2013 - 11.30 a.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Francesco Surdich teaches History of Geographical explorations at the University of Genoa since 1970. Previously he taught History of Islamic Countries and Travel Literature. Between 2008 and 2012, he was dean of the Humanities Department at the same university. He has authored more than 250 publications, including a dozen books. In 1975 he founded the journal Miscellanea di Storia delle esplorazioni, of which he is currently the editor in chief. His books include: Verso il Nuovo Mondo (Giunti, 2002); La Via della Seta. Missionari, mercanti e viaggiatori europei in Asia nel Medioevo (2007), and La via delle spezie. La Carreira da India portoghese e la Cina (2009), all published by Il Portolano-Centro Studi Martino Martini.


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may sun 26, 2013 - 15.00
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Allan Bay is an enogastronomic journalist contributing to Corriere della Sera and to ViviMilano where is responsible for the column about the restaurants in Milano. Cuisine has always been his passion, from great restaurants to the history of nutrition. Not a big fan of tradition, he loves mixing techniques and foods. Cookery has always been his favourite hobby. His two manuals Cuochi si diventa (2003 and 2004), published by Feltrinelli, have met with huge success. He is the editor of Ponte Alle Grazie’s cuisine series Il lettore goloso, and has produced the Salani Gabo set of books for children. Among his latest publications are: La cena delle meraviglie (with Camilla Baresani, Feltrinelli, 2008); Cucinare verde (with Cristina Bay, Tea, 2008); La dieta BaSo (with Nicola Sorrentino, Salani, 2008); La Cucina Nazionale Italiana (with P. Salvatori, Ponte alle Grazie, 2008); Nella mia cucina (2010), Cosa mangiamo. La guida completa per conoscere segreti e proprietà di tutti gli alimenti (with N. Sorrentino, 2011) published by Mondadori Electa. 


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may sun 26, 2013 - 4.00 p.m. e 6.30 p.m.
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Adriano Favole is vicedirector for research at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society at Turin University, where he teaches Cultural Anthropology and Culture and power. He presides over the Foundation Ariodante Fabrettiisprofessor of Cultural. He taught at the universities of Milan, Bologna, Genoa, and East Piedmont. He also was Visiting professor at the University of New Caledonia between 2004 and 2007. He conducted most of his field research in the Pacific (Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia) and has studied Museum Ethnography in the Western Alps. His chief research interests are political anthropology, the anthropology of the body and death, the anthropology of patrimonial assets. He prefers to travel by bike and he went through more than 100 thousand kilometres. He contributes to La lettura of Corriere della Sera. He has written La palma del potere (Il Segnalibro, 2000); Isole nella corrente (La ricerca folklorica, Grafo, 2007); Resti di umanità. Vita sociale del corpo dopo la morte (2003), Oceania. Isole di creatività culturale (2010) published by Laterza. He edited the Italian edition of Per un’antropologia non egemonica. Il Manifesto di Losanna (with F. Saillant, M. Kilani, F. Graezer Bideau, elèuthera, 2012); La bussola dell’antropologo (2015) published by Editori Laterza. He is keen on bicycle racing, still practiced as a hobby.


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may sun 26, 2013 - 5.30 p.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Colin Thubron is one of the leading travel writers and features in The Times list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. Born in London in 1939 and educated at Eton College, before becoming a writer Thubron worked for five years in publishing in London and New York, and made independent documentary films in Turkey, Japan and Morocco. Behind the Wall: A Journey through China Oltre la muraglia (Un viaggio in Cina, Ponte alle Grazie 2001) won him the Hawthornden Prize and the Thomas Cook Travel Award. Thubron lives in London and contributes to The Times, The Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator. He is a Fellow and, as of 2010, President of the Royal Society of Literature. His extraordinarily well-researched travel books combine erudition and the sheer pleasure of discovery. They include: In Siberia (2000), Verso l’ultima città (2002), Ombre sulla Via della Seta (2006), Il cuore perduto dell’Asia (2007), Verso la montagna sacra (2011), all published in Italian by Ponte alle Grazie.


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may sun 26, 2013 - 6.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Erri De Luca, the writer, journalist, translator, has worked a number of jobs, mainly as a builder, in Italy, France and Africa. He has taught himself Yiddish and Hebrew and has translated a few books of the Bible into Italian. He edited: Esodo/Nomi (1994), Giona/Ionà (1995), Kohèlet/Ecclesiaste (1996), Libro di Rut (1999), Vita di Sansone (2002), Vita di Noè/Nòah (2004) e L’ospite di pietra di Puškin (2005) published by Feltrinelli. His books include: Sulla traccia di Nives (Mondadori, 2006); Le sante dello scandalo (Giuntina, 2011); In nome della madre (2006), Almeno 5 (con G. Matino, 2008), Il giorno prima della felicità (2009), Il peso della farfalla (2009), E disse (2011), I pesci non chiudono gli occhi (2011), Il torto del soldato (2012), La doppia vita dei numeri (2012), Ti sembra il caso? Schermaglia fra un narratore e un biologo (con P. Sassone-Corsi, 2013) published by Feltrinelli. The book Il turno di notte lo fanno le stelle inspired the movie directed by Edoardo Ponti (Feltrinelli, 2013). 


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may sun 26, 2013 - 9.00 p.m.
teatro Manzoni - Corso Gramsci, 107
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Vinicio Capossela is a phantasmagorical songwriter, poet, writer and performer. In 1990, under the direction of Renzo Fantini, Capossela recorded his first album, All’una e trentacinque, which won him the “Tenco Plaque” (for a First Work), an honor he went on to receive three more times thereafter. After his first few “pre-biographical” albums, starting with Canzoni a Manovella (2000) Capossela has been addressing more universal themes, often inspired by great writers from Melville to Céline, from Dante to Homer. His “total operas” (Ovunque proteggi, Da solo, Marinai, profeti e balene) have been staged in theatres the world over. In 2004, Feltrinelli published his book Non si muore tutte le mattine (“You don’t die every morning”), from which a shadow theatre performance was drawn as well as Radiocapitolazioni, broadcast in Italy by RAI’s radio channel 3. Capossela’s latest work, inspired by the Greek tradition of the rebetiko (“a way of life, more than a musical style”), includes the album Rebetiko Gimnastas, a documentary he made with the filmmaker Andrea Segre, and the book Tefteri, taccuino dei conti in sospeso (“A notebook of unpaid bills”), published by Il Saggiatore; Il paese dei Coppoloni (2015) published by Feltrinelli.


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