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Title : IO CHE UCCIDEVO LE BAMBOLE
A child during World War II, in the midst of invented games and real cruelties. The recollections of one man and of an entire generation.
Maker of product: Umberto Cecchi
Format: 13 X 22
n° pages: 312
«A labyrinth, a spiral, a game of concentric circles»: this is how in the preface Franco Cardini defines this latest book by Umberto Cecchi, perhaps the hardest the Tuscan journalist has ever written. A correspondent from war-torn countries, a great and untiring traveller, the author found himself reckoning with his own existence and reflecting on the meaning of life in the middle of an external conflict which engaged an interior battle unleashed by the approach of his father’s death, and brought forth in a series of recollections at times intimate and at times collective, individual and universal. A hospital bed is the hub that the various narrative levels of this “voyage into the memory” revolves around and by means of which a man traces back his own personal story, along with that of his generation that grew up at the time of World War II; an event that becomes an emblem of the shared human condition. An inevitable and all-enveloping pain like that of the death throes of ones father thus becomes the cue to reflect on the «muddle of feelings that all together make up a man»; especially the hardest ones to avoid and show which reveal affection, love and understanding, and which we are only able to express under extreme conditions. Umberto Cecchi urges us to abandon this struggle with our emotions habitually considered as «weaknesses hidden like a disease».
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