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fall among the men. The Life and Death of Guido Rossa by Sergio Lozzato Wins ITAS Mountain Book . Award

The winners of the ITAS Mountain Book Award have been announced at the 70th Trento Film Festival. Down among men won the 48th edition of the literary competition that celebrates the mountain in all its forms. The Life and Death of Guido Rossa by Sergio Lozzato. Other award winning books: Cervino. The legendary mountain by Hervé Barmasse (mountain climbing and mountain sports), Sentiero Italia CAI, Editing by Francesco Cappellari (guides and maps), Planet Greta by Alessandra Viola and Rosalba Vitellaro (children’s books), Seeker of Light by Carmen Abate (Life and Stories of the Mountain) ). A special mention to Trentino because I climbed to a perfect level. Armando Asti, Maurizio Gentellini’s man and mountaineer.

The jury of the ITAS Mountain Book Prize announced the overall winner of the 48th edition during the awards ceremony held at the Representative Hall of the Municipality of Trento. It falls among men. The Life and Death of Guido Rossa by Sergio Lozzato and published by Einaudi.

The book examines Guido Rossa’s character, and does so by going beyond the discourse that public discourse usually speaks of victims of terrorism. Luzzatto, in addition to the icon, wanted to discover man, looking at Rosa’s life with a historical and at the same time narrative tendency, to discover a completely new personality, even as a mountaineer. With permission to access (the first to be able to do so) the family archive, the author identifies a profane and artistic spirit, a reckless mountaineer and a heroic unionist.

Sergio Lozzato, the new winner, expressed his own satisfaction: “I would like to think that this award recognizes, more than my merits, the merits of Guido Rossa’s work. A point of support for raising the world. Or at least a point of balance between him and his comrades (both in the tight group and in the factory). A meeting point between isolation and society.”

Enrico Brizzi, Chairman of the Jury, commented favorably on the results of this edition: “The ITAS Prize celebrates its record edition with the participation of 149 titles. And this year, more than ever, we have seen the confirmation of our intuition, which has guided us since 2013, the year of rebirth of the Prize: it became Outdoor life is increasingly central to literary productions as well as to lifestyles, and the mountains represent its prime location.”

Giuseppe Consoli, President of ITAS, who has promoted the initiative since 1971, commented: “The prize promotes a culture that knows how to combine the public and the private. It rewards international authors along with the cultural privileges of the Trentino region. And also the geographical affinity of the geographical with the local: in terms of the mountainous world The whole, on the other hand, is the individual characteristics of the regions that know how to express authors, mountaineers and cultural pretenders with unique and unrepeatable characteristics.
In this sense, Premium is very similar to Mutua, which has the mission of protecting and protecting our insured members in the broadest sense, applying it to very specific and specific facts.”

Here’s why the jury recognized the absolute value of Luzzatto’s work:
Overtake Santino de Guido Rosa. This may be an alternative title to the one we find on the cover that also applies to the central chapter: Falls Among the Men. There Lozzato mentions the message that Rosa takes a distance from mountaineering, “a drug that for many years has made us dream and believe in demigods or supermen.” A letter written nine years before the murder that, due to its resonance despite being a private letter, risks “harming whoever wrote it.”

Here in this passage lies the gist of Lazato’s study: a question of substance, which consists in delving deeply into the articulated, complex, and perhaps contradictory figure of Guido Rosa, without at all diminishing his historical, political, and human standing as an expert mountaineer. . and bold, as a unionist who paid with his life for his ideas.

A study, Luzzatto’s study, is underpinned by a methodological rigor, by careful use of documentary sources, by the ability to frame Rossa’s character in a context that is itself as complex and detailed as that of Italy during the years of terror and decades. that preceded them. The years and decades were also crucial in defining the models of mountaineering that Rosa himself had promoted before he criticized. All this is made possible by clear narrative prose, free from any purely aesthetic complacency. A tool that allows the reader to enter and navigate the text and fully appreciate its value.

The other finalists for this edition and winners in their categories are:
– Matterhorn. legendary mountain By Hervé Parmassi, Rizzoli, for the section “Mountain climbing and mountain sports”
– CAI Italy trackEditing by Francesco Capellari, Idea Montagna, for “Guides and Maps”
– Planet Greta By Alessandra Viola and Rosalba Vitellaro, Einaudi, for the “Children’s Books” section
– among men. The life and death of Guido Rossa by Sergio Lozzato, Einaudi, for the section “Research and the Environment”
– seeker of light By Carmen Abate, Mondadori, in the section “Mountain Life and Stories”
Winner of the “Trentino Special Mention”:
– Maurizio Gentellini, You have risen to the perfect level. Armando Asti, man and mountaineerVita Trintina publishing house

Business reported:
– Gianandrea Mencini, Pasture of Paper. Hand on the mountain, Kellerman
– Francesco Salvatierra, Brissanella rocks and ice, south side
In addition to the award ceremony, there are several scheduled dates for this course.
By tradition, regular presentations of winning works are renewed, which are valuable opportunities for dialogue between authors and the audience.
Presentation of the Seeker of the Light with Carmine Abate
Tuesday May 3 at 6 pm, at the Montague Libre Literary Salon in Piazza Fiera
– Presentation of CAI course guides in Italy
Friday, May 6 at 6 pm, at the Montague Libre Literary Salon in Piazza Fiera
– Planet Greta show with Alessandra Viola and Rosalba Vitellaro, Sunday 8 May at 11 am, at T4Future, Giardino del Meuse, Corso del Laforo y della Senza, 3
The conference organized by the ITAS Prize also returns for the second year in a row: on May 4, from 3 to 7 pm in the conference hall of Cassa Rurale di Trento, the conference “The Mountain, the Solo Female. How do women live, read and explain” The Highlands.
Lorenzo Carpani, award coordinator, will speak with guests to bring out a female perspective on the mountain theme. Ten voices of women who will tell their mountain, between art and work, passion and commitment, behind male stereotypes. For the alpine world is more open and inclusive of all differences.


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Betrayal of childhood dreams – books – a book a day

SACHA NASPINI, “OUR AbsENCES” (E/O, pp. 174 – 16.00 euro) – I think that discontent is the main character in the books, of the characters of Sacha Naspini, and it is represented in his most important novels, specifically “Houses of the Discontented”. That feeling of resentment, of a desired, emotional, or physical invasion that has cost dearly and then perhaps deeply disappointed and thus weighed down and made you resentful, turns into unhappiness and anger, affects and harms your life as a prisoner, and then the point becomes, for those who make it, “that they open up a corridor and get out somewhere.” And so, with this sentence, which ends in “Our Absences”, a novel published ten years ago and now re-proposed by Edizioni E/O after the success of the other books, from “Ossigeno” and “Nives” to “Robert Wright’s Voice” of this Maremma writer, And we add this adjective not to make Naspini’s production domestic, but because it’s really personal, I think it’s the historical roots of this discontent that always ends up being investigated.

Here then everything is grafted onto the elementary psychology of a ten-year-old from a petite bourgeois family, selfish as much as he feels invaded by his classmate, Michelle, who comes ‘from the depths of the trash’, a poor family who lives in a deserted corner. From the village, to which the protagonist and I the narrator always feel the credit for the toys, the clothes, and the food given to him every evening, when he appears at the door in time. Giving voice to this very young character, not in imitated childlike language, but in simple and direct writing, without pretensions from the grown-ups, in telling and describing himself, the author turns towards his most difficult books, which balance those mainly narrated. Even a thread of irony in their pain and treachery, in their indignation. A child betrayed by life and distinguished by an oblivious father, tells fairy tales and comes one day to look for the carabinieri, because he works for Enel, but is a tomb robber and escapes antiques, making him but in the eyes of his son also a kind of adventurous pirate who risks trying to make a lot of money and go To the legendary America.

Indeed, the desire to emulate, the dream of discovery that makes rich by solving all the problems, will be born in this child – moreover plump and harassed by his companions, while Michelle grows up to be a handsome boy – a desire to imitate, the dream of discovery that makes you rich By solving all problems. And the discovery will come, with the accidental discovery of what might be an Etruscan tomb in the woods by Michel, who nonetheless works to get his friend to get it back, after his father’s earnest behavior makes him move away from the hero’s home. .

And here begins the real story, the one that only begins to burn when you give great gratification, those marks in the depths, which disturb the existence between rage and nightmares, even trying to hit everything and start a potential outlet, so painful the path of liberation. As for the sons of the “Osigino” who are captured by the mental mechanisms unleashed by evil, even here, after the black, everything closes to this captive soul in the sign of hope. A story that begins in a simple way, for many of the characters is absolute biographical, which tells the village newspaper, a family life, a very young mother, left by her father, finds herself free and begins to enjoy life just like a 26-year-old woman, a grandmother imprisoned by the memory of her first love who struggles by making tarot cards for people and taking care of her grandson, then begins digging deep until everything falls apart on her. So you will have to come to terms with the real values, which are not money and America, but find out who you really are, close your accounts with the past, as your grandmother does, and being able to live at peace with yourself themselves, the thing that makes us fit in, engage us in it, always understand how hard it is That and something that must be overcome with commitment and perhaps suffering.


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Crocifisso Dentello in conversation with his mother – books – a book a day

DENTELLO CRUCIFIX, ‘TUAMORE’ (they ship, p. 124 – 17.00 EUR)

He called her from the beginning, from the first line, Carmella, by the name she could not bear and that he was provoking her and getting her out of her mind, as every child does when he plays with his mother. The character of this book is indeed the memory of Mother Milena, whom everyone knows, but also together with intimate facts and feelings it becomes words and writing, and therefore has liberating value.
The book, born after her death a year before a metastasis, in being precisely painful, acquires exemplary value and immediately removes all discourse associated with maternal love. He begins thus not declaring himself an orphan but: “A widower, just like my father, because you were the only woman in my life.” Thus, he shamelessly strips himself of his clothes, confirming afterwards that he has gone from saying my mother to calling her Melina as well, “when we became mates, when at a certain point we recognized ourselves as adults.”
Thus, every notation is true and palpable and at the same time acquires the literary force that only this fact is able to be reconfirmed. Milena in particular, who returns to us her tender, cheerful and sarcastic character, capable of irrepressible emotions and ridicule of the world and life, acquires the essence and becomes an attractive personality. Writing, in its variety, tactile and sometimes lyrical, brings it to life. And after a while we all become orphans of this woman who when her son fails high school 3 she goes with him to pick up the report card, takes it out on the teacher, protests in a turbulent way with the whole school and looks for the principal, but then, after he’s out alone, it’s right with the son He takes it out by giving him a ‘five flip of his face’, after publicly defending him beyond all reasonable.
The first part then is a series of memories that come to mind, revealing, personal, as a child then as a boy, closed, always alone, as if ‘contained under house arrest’, as ‘celibate’ son I never gave up the nest’. This is why you love him, and why you provoke him, because he is fat, because he has no girlfriend: “I always hope that he will accept sweets from strangers, who know that he will never make a friend.”
The second is the story, Melina’s narration: “I’m trying to walk your life away from the fact that you were my mother”, seen “with greater awareness”, now that she is no longer there. And so the story of a Sicilian girl from childhood was born “Very poor, never inhabited by sorrow,” the fourth of eight children, turned to play with grass and stones, among houses that are not houses, and hunger and petty robberies in a market. The father who goes to look for work in Germany, the grandfather in the north, in Cesano Maderno where he will gradually be able to reunite the whole family and even buy those four walls in which Crocifisso was born and brought up. Meanwhile, Melina had to marry her cousin and give up all the dreams she had in her head, and she was the one who read graphic novels and fantasized about love as told by Layala or Sviva Cassati Mudinani.
Then a portion of the so-called ‘tuamore’ tumor that has relapsed over and over will take her life so painfully, said with raw realism, she either doesn’t want to talk about it, or cuts it down to her unforgiving jokes. And he is also in this last path of absolute closeness and sharing: “When I gave up I thought that at that moment I ceased to be a son,” that is, “to be loved unreservedly,” this book serves Dentello to face his own pain, without fear “because pain is a memory” and helps him On this journey in search of Melina, who is in it, where she comes to put on her robe.
A book dense and light at the same time, precisely because it is the result of the greatest suffering but also able to dissolve it, to become for the cross like that balloon with a rainbow drawn and a springboard to bring, during the crisis of evil, writing ‘will go well’: ‘kind From magic, she says, it might work.” (handle).


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From the monastery to Santa Marta, two popes coexisted – books – a book a day

Massimo Franco, abbey. Benedict XVI, Nine Years of the Pope of Darkness (Soliferino, p. 288, €18.00) Two popes, one governor and one emeritus, two oddities in the history of the Vatican, two “circles” of friends and supporters. Thus became the Convent of the Ecclesiastical Mother, where Benedict XVI lived, and Santa Marta, where Pope Francis chose to reside, leaving the apartment allotted to him in the Apostolic Palace empty, “two antagonistic poles, beyond and even against the will of “two popes”; by almost inertial force, Under the pressure of circles of power that are very inclined to settle scores old and new and to break the miraculous continuity which the two old Popes have sought and are trying to preserve.” Massimo Franco, columnist for the Corriere della Sera and one of the greatest connoisseurs of the “Vatican Chambers”, wrote this in the book published today with the newspaper: “The Convent. Benedict XVI, Nine Years of the Shadow Papacy” (Solferino).
The time during which Joseph Ratzinger lived as Pope Emeritus had elapsed eight years of his pontificate (2005-2013) as he was “ruling”. And if his loyalty to Francis, never questioned, and confirmed by Bergoglio’s affection for his predecessor, leads to talk of “continuity”, the fact remains that the monastery is a point of reference for many figures who see it in an alternative way, a guardian of Orthodoxy, compared to the pontificate of Francis, more pastoral . When it is not “the place to which the wounded go by the hands of Francis to take care of themselves. And there are many,” says Cardinal Gerhard Muller, former director of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who also seems to refer to himself as Franco writes.
Indeed, it is as if the two dwellings, separated by a few hundred meters, but seemingly very far apart in terms of the styles and people who frequent them, were motivated, other than the will of Bergoglio and Ratzinger, to two ways of conception. a church. There are two visions that often try not to be too frank but will inevitably return to openly face each other in an upcoming concave meeting. Massimo Franco recalls that in everything, “the theme of papal resignation, still disorganized, trusting in good faith and a sense of responsibility for those who abandon them and behind “remains looming and unresolved.” In these nine years now, we have spoken a great deal about the need to “Organizing” the Pope’s resignation, but in fact there is still a gap today “casts a shadow of uncertainty far beyond the experience of the monastery and the coexistence of Benedict and the Pope. Francesco”, we read in the book.
The essay is a real “journey”, physical, into that place away from the world but actually in the heart of the Vatican where Benedict chose to live. But it is also a journey through the history of the Catholic Church in these nine years, among the heroes who attended the two dwellings, Monastero and Santa Marta, as distinguished interlocutors.
Among the people closest to Ratzinger, in addition to the historical secretary, is Monsignor. Franco-Georges Jenswin collected the testimony card of the former head of the Holy Office.
Muller. He is the one who speaks directly, without exaggerating the words, when referring to the “Court of the False Friends of Francis” or to the “Sunday Theologians” whom he defines as “amateurs.” Beginning with what would become for a German theologian a “schism”, who would be “extremely concerned” about Ratzinger, or rather the more progressive positions of the German Church, highlights that “the Friends of the Holy Father promote it, and who in fact they are, use it only when it suits them.” , to carry out their strategy. This is the drama of his pontificate,” he says, referring to Bergoglio.
The book also talks about the echo of the financial and child sexual abuse scandals. From the opening to China as well as to the “chaos” that had an impact on the relations between the two “Vatican” countries, such as Benedict’s letter “cut off” or the Quartet book between Ratzinger and the card. Robert Sarah. The figure of Benedict XVI stands out above all else, “pale, brittle, and lanky, and at the same time so intellectually sharp of a pope emeritus who is able to dispense with fewer and fewer words; but when he does so he continues to evoke an enormous resonance.” (handle).


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I tell Corriere – Vandals train and wire transfer

Dear Aldo
Occupying seats for 25 disabled people on a GenovaMilano train is as horrific as the fact that they couldn’t free them.
Franco Sarto

When organizing trips with the disabled, you must make sure in advance that everything is going as agreed. The opposite does not exist. The train was not supposed to leave Genoa until the boys were safe on the train.
Marosca Ricciardi

The feeling that the entire transport system, far from the most unpleasant event, that occurred in Genoa, has worn off …
Franco PontiMilan

Dear ReadersAnd
The story of 25 adults with Down syndrome (I wouldn’t call them disabled: they are people we can learn a lot from) who were unable to travel on reserved seats should shame us all. These are the moments when Italy gives its worst. series of responsibilities. Vandals who hit two vehicles, in a certain impunity. Trenitalia which was not able to regularly equip the train (traveling by bus is not the same thing, in any case the passengers arrived in Milan three hours late). Other passengers who, if they were already occupying seats that were not theirs, had to get up. In a perfect world, it would be the vandals who started the chain who would have to apologize and do something for these 25 people. One fact remains: the transportation system was dramatically unprepared for the resumption of tourism. I only report on episodes that readers have written about. On Saturday evening, in Naples, tourists who went to eat pizza in Marechiaro could not call a taxi to return; Waiting for hours The charity restaurants eventually offered a ride with their own means. On a Sunday afternoon, there were no taxis in Rome at Termini station; It could not even be called Samarkand, the historical anchor of salvation. In Venice, they did not accept the ride to the airport, only to Santa Marta, where I moved to the car: both the boat and the car apparently rounded the fare, and the car did not accept credit cards. I know the answer: Easter. But for this very reason, more transportation will be required, not less.

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Dear Cazzullo, We’ve read your response to Flavio Insinna’s Corriere reader, and we disagree on reconstructing the facts. In the famous outward wave of your affairs broadcast by Striscia la Notizie, the host of the parcel game was not angry – even insulting – at the pressure behind the television machine, but because of the unsuccessful falsification of the end result of the program. We remind you that in that wave – in the plural because it wasn’t one case, but several documented by satirical news – Strip reveals that Insinna pushed to change the selection of competitors by explicitly requesting that the lottery be ignored (provided by regulation) to choose competitors more sympathetically: they rigged Votes to make up the republic, or else they would revolt against the monarchy, and we can’t put five nice people in the envelope? But, above all, would Striscia be that cruel in your opinion? And then insinuating that he’s giving a malicious dwarf to a rival without even apologizing to her? In the most famous movie Off the Wave, Insinna says what the chiefs of the Affari tua should have done: stop taping and convince the opponent from Valle d’Aosta, identified as a dirty dwarf, to turn down the doctor’s offer, even with violence: There she hits her in the lower stomach and says: “Now come back and play! Why Raiuno and not Valle d’Aosta News. Mortacci for you!”. Without forgetting the verbal violence (and not only) practiced against women in the books written by the host. We have reported on a clip taken from Not Even With a Bite in the Ear (Mondadori, 2012), chapter The bitchy nurse: See and Speak with the inevitable rage that bespectacled, ugly, bespectacled women sometimes feel in their bodies. And in the next chapter he imagines the following scene: he gets to his car and opens the door and doesn’t have time to get in, I arrive from behind, I take her by the neck and hit her in the face with her new car. Purchased in sixteen convenient installments. She has a nosebleed, but she does not pass. Turn her towards me to look me straight in the face. “Oh, can you hear me, can you hear me? Then listen, you ugly asshole, don’t you dare leave me out of my father’s room again. You stick to organizing in your ass and you’ll see you’re also having some fun. Have a father reply the ugly dwarf bitch! And if you try to report me I will come back tomorrow and kill you with my own hands.” Meditation words, written and published in a book. Thus convictions are firmly rooted in the beloved Flavio Encinna.
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