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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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The typical story of Gaetano Azzariti – books – a book a day

Massimiliano Boni, “In these times of enthusiasm and glory” (Bolati Borengiri, p. 352 – €26.00). In the chancellor there is a bust, like other ex-presidents of the Republican Constitutional Court, of such an exemplary and despicable figure as Gaetano Azaretti, who held this position from 1957 to his death at the age of eighty in 1961, even if, after that. Various removal requests rejected, in 2015 mysteriously disappeared into some repository in the name of a certain historical embarrassment, which ends up in any case hiding a stigma from our past I think it would be better not to stop thinking, especially in a place like this. Because of this, incumbent Chief Amato should try to think of how to intervene in the matter with his usual skill.
In fact, the Azarete, the fascist who contributed greatly to the definition of the new civil code, later became a legislator by committing to the Manifesto of Race, collaborated in the drafting of the racial laws of ’38, and thus came to preside over it. The human and legal disgrace that served as the court of race, skillfully evading the post-war purge, is one of the most negative examples and consequences of Palmiro Togliatti’s realist post-liberation policy. Minister of Justice, he was chosen in June 1944 as a collaborator for the administration of the administrative reconstruction of the state, which he knows well, and a member of the Committees for State Reorganization and Administration Reform, within the Ministry of the Constituent Assembly, thus directly contributing to the 1946 amnesty that closed all accounts in the country With fascists and the past of war. After the harsh years of the civil war, a sense of recovery and continuity prevails, which ended up building institutions and social arrangements in the past.
Having spent his entire career under the regime (Director of the Legislative Office of the Ministry, Counsellor of the Court of Appeal, Head of the Cassation Department) and then surprisingly managed to himself become Minister of Justice in Badoglio’s first government after on July 25, 1943, Azaretti would have a nerve center in building the Republic , retired in 1951 and was appointed a constitutional judge in 1957 by President Grunchy.
He grew up and became a judge in the late liberal Kingdom of Italy as he began his cooperation in building the country’s legal system (as well as the Secretary of the Review of Colonial Laws), which continued in the Fascist period and resumed in the period of the birth of the Republic, this legislative judge is the gruesome example of that idea in the nineteenth century, paramilitary , to the servant of the state, who does his “artistic” work, no matter what. The moral, ideological and political situation. An idea that matches only in some ways with the independence of the judiciary which saved it, especially in the past, from being overly politicized. Here, then, it is good to remember, as Bonnie does, the words of Leon Ginsburg: “I believe that pure legal technique, which transcends moral and political values, exists only in the lower degrees. The higher it is, the less likely the artwork will remain purely technical, and not be colored by something else.” As evidence of this, the positions of the general Azariti were eloquent up to the deviation of “today belonging to certain races causes restrictions on legal capacity”, not forgetting the rhetoric of defining “the pride of Italians in times of fervor and glory” thanks to “the freedom of fascist Italy led by Duce”.
It is a contradictory, shameful and seemingly absurd story, however, so typical of the transformations and contradictions of our history in the twentieth century, and therefore not to be hidden, as it has hitherto done, but to be studied, as Boni finally did with keen interest in his book as the result of careful documentary research (with The main part devoted to racial and race-court laws), and not forgetting it to make sure we finally get rid of some of the legacy of the past that is still alive, just as they were born.
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(by Paolo Petroni) (ANSA) – Rome, April 24 – Massimiliano Boni, ‘In these times of enthusiasm and glory’ (Bolati Borengiri, p. 352 – €26.00). In the chancellor there is a bust, like other ex-presidents of the Republican Constitutional Court, of such an exemplary and despicable figure as Gaetano Azaretti, who held this position from 1957 to his death at the age of eighty in 1961, even if, after that. Various removal requests rejected, in 2015 mysteriously disappeared into some repository in the name of a certain historical embarrassment, which ends up in any case hiding a stigma from our past I think it would be better not to stop thinking, especially in a place like this. Because of this, the current President Amato should try to think of how to intervene in the matter with his usual ingenuity.

In fact, the Azarete, the fascist who contributed greatly to the definition of the new civil code, later became a legislator by committing to the Manifesto of Race, collaborated in the drafting of the racial laws of ’38, and thus came to preside over it. The human and legal disgrace that served as the court of race, skillfully evading the post-war purge, is one of the most negative examples and consequences of Palmiro Togliatti’s realist post-liberation policy. Minister of Justice, he was chosen in June 1944 as a collaborator for the administration of the administrative reconstruction of the state, which he knows well, and a member of the Committees for State Reorganization and Administration Reform, within the Ministry of the Constituent Assembly, thus directly contributing to the 1946 amnesty that closed all accounts in the country With fascists and the past of war. After the harsh years of the civil war, a sense of recovery and continuity prevails, which ended up building institutions and social arrangements in the past.

Having spent his entire career under the regime (Director of the Legislative Office of the Ministry, Counsellor of the Court of Appeal, Head of the Cassation Department) and then surprisingly managed to himself become Minister of Justice in Badoglio’s first government after on July 25, 1943, Azaretti would have a nerve center in building the Republic , retired in 1951 and was appointed a constitutional judge in 1957 by President Grunchy.

He grew up and became a judge in the late liberal Kingdom of Italy as he began his cooperation in building the country’s legal system (as well as the Secretary of the Review of Colonial Laws), which continued in the Fascist period and resumed in the period of the birth of the Republic, this legislative judge is the gruesome example of that idea in the nineteenth century, paramilitary , to the servant of the state, who does his “artistic” work, no matter what. The moral, ideological and political situation. An idea that matches only in some ways with the independence of the judiciary which saved it, especially in the past, from being over-politicised. Here, then, it is good to remember, as Bonnie does, the words of Leon Ginsburg: “I believe that pure legal technique, which transcends moral and political values, exists only in the lower degrees. The higher it is, the less likely the artwork will remain purely technical, and not be colored by something else.” As evidence of this, the positions of the general Azariti were eloquent up to the deviation of “today belonging to certain races causes restrictions on legal capacity”, not forgetting the rhetoric of defining “the pride of Italians in times of fervor and glory” thanks to “the freedom of fascist Italy led by Duce”.

It is a contradictory, shameful and seemingly absurd story, however, so typical of the transformations and contradictions of our history in the twentieth century, and therefore not to be hidden, as it has hitherto done, but to be studied, as Boni finally did with keen interest in his book as the result of careful documentary research (with The main part devoted to racial and race-court laws), and not forgetting it to make sure we finally get rid of some of the legacy of the past that is still alive, just as they were born.

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