Back from a literary meeting in Bergell that led him to converse with some leading members of the Italian fiction today, Andrea Vitali, the President of the Jury “City of Como”, Einaudi has just published a new novel.
A return to basics in a sense.
Do not expect the bellanesi atmospheres that have captivated millions of readers.
“I recovered that melancholy atmosphere, the pleasure of telling the human soul such as guilt, in a metaphysical sense to Dino Buzzati, finding that atmosphere narrative that inspired my first literary steps prose writer, those who liked to Raffaele Crovi that gave me” says the novelist lariano.
What time will weave the presentation of his latest novel setting Bellano published by Garzanti starring Marshal Maccadò with presentations of the new creature Einaudi coming out in the series “Freestyle” more open to experiments in prose with the title “Documents, You are welcome”.
A “In all likelihood vicious circle” It presents Vitali, a contemporary nightmare, no marshals provosts or perpetual bellanesi and bawdy atmosphere and melancholy Larian lake but with so many places and not places of urban society and liquid today.
Told with compelling lucidity, in which the reader is asked to dive and to recognize.
The existence of an ordinary man transformed into an unreadable nightmare.
A reality, or delirium, the reader lives with the protagonist, while in front of him parading formidable characters, comic and dramatic, Vitali sketches with unique skill.
conserving, even in the most obscure moments, Its warm gaze towards the extreme vulnerability of the human species.
Vitali reiterates the participants in the prize “City of Como” the dispassionate advice ever:
“To write well you must read a lot, and all, with real passion. I have just finished reading the books in the running Strega and Campiello, a marathon 17 books I read for duty. Now I give myself the pleasure of free spring readings, ie a contemporary and a classic.
On my table there are: the latest novel in two parts Haruki Murakami I love the originality and fantastic inventiveness and total player involvement and my undying Crime and Punishment, that so masterful that beginning, able to immerse yourself in the history and isolate yourself from the world. How can you not love him?”.
But how to evaluate the many texts in competition this year at Como Award has become a reference in the panorama of the country's literary certami?
“Looking texts that meet my taste reader, and my compass is Daniel Pennac: if the book does not know you take, You do not know you conquer, then forget it.
If the writer in front of you does not respect you, It does not take you by the hand and walks you through his world, not captivates you as does Dostoevsky, it means that wrong approach”.