What do figures like Caravaggio, Céline, and Gainsbourg have in common? What do these irresistibly fascinating people from such distant and different historical periods share? As Giuseppe Scaraffia underlines in his introduction, “We can not help but venerate he who has sought out what we avoid, he who has felt fascination for what makes us recoil, and has unrelentingly sought it out, to the point of losing himself”. Important names of Italian journalism such as Marcello Venenziani, Marina Valensise and many others accompany us through this gallery of “lives on the road to Hell”, cursed lives that once again unfold tormented existences before our eyes.
Caravaggio, Cagliostro, Niccolò Paganini, Nietzsche, Paul Verlaine, Vincent van Gogh, Arthur Rimbaud, Oscar Wilde, Aleister Crowley, Dino Campana, Drieu La Rochelle, Louis-Ferdinad Céline, Julius Evola, Klaus Kinski, Serge Gainsbourg, Piero Ciampi, Gabriel Matzneff, Rolling Stones, George Best, Theo van Gogh.
Gli autori : Paolo Bianchi, Umberto Cecchi, Andrea Di Consoli, Mattia Ferraresi, Bruno Giurato