We report all the covers of winners books, with a brief description, of Fourth Edition International Prize for Literature city of Como.
Emilio Casalini: “Refounded about beauty. Do you travel,meetings and visions in search of identity concealed” (Spino Publisher, 2016).
A journey born of a desire to understand why Italy does not exploit the great potential that has. Tourism is the healthiest, prosperous and sustainable world economic resource. In exponential growth, but not for us that we are content to subsist. Tourism is the mirror to see Italy through different eyes. Even those who comes to visit, those foreigners amazed by the beauty of our country but annihilated by neglect and disorganization that characterizes. A journey through the stories of distant countries, to understand how little is the distance between us and them. Many small surveys, made to understand why the Italian system does not work as might. So many stories of hope, those who try to win in extreme conditions and succeeds. And finally some ideas on how you could improve together, because this book covers all, because the actors involved are we. Even becoming aware is the first step. Changing the second. Enjoy them the fruits of the third. The narration of us is the most important tool you have to regain awareness of our identity. Established on beauty. How nice it would also read it in the Constitution.
Section Edita Poetry:
Andrea Leone: “Hohenstaufen” (The spinning wheel, 2016).
Hohenstaufen is structured through a tense and sumptuous rhetoric that supports this book-length poem from beginning to end, giving it a peculiar trend able to do distinguish sharply than current poetic writings, of knowing how to give it expressive and persuasive effectiveness. Written mostly, in verse, in a monologue, divided into 20 set off (of which 3 in what might be called "rhythmic prose") who staged a I which in the language, in its syntax and its sound articulation perhaps the only means serious and effective to say, and to say the means and the founding place of knowledge.
In the enthusiasm inhumane sick diary, the stage became epitaph, the furious orphanage of the day. We invented the damn winter's tale, cruelest of extreme beauty and perfect, crowds of new forms of death. I'm dying become the metronome of the world, again as a masterpiece. I think the encyclopedic leave the concert. Calculation of the show who did it. I write the suicide of obsessive fate millimeter by millimeter. I begin in the ancient delirium, beautiful wounded body, Anniversary of breath.
And in all your sacred theaters you are born
Section Fiction Edita:
Enrico Galiano: “Yet we fall happy” (Garzanti Publisher, 2017).
Its name expresses joy, Instead the eyes of others Joy could not be more different. At seventeen, school feels like a stranger to his fellow. Because she is not like them. They do not affect the fashions, to belong to a group, the holidays. But it has a special passion that makes her happy: collect untranslatable words of all languages of the world, Come hug, which in Welsh means not a simple hug, but an affectionate hug that becomes a safe place. Joy has never spoken to anyone. No one could understand. Until one night, fleeing by yet lite parents, She meets a boy who says his name Lo. Hidden from the hood of the sweatshirt, darts playing alone in a closed bar. Gradually the two chatting, Joy, for the first time, He feels that someone is able to understand his world. For the first time it is not alone. And when their encounters become the most anticipated and intense, love erupts without warning. Without Joy has time to give a name to the strange feeling that trial. But happiness can sometimes last only a moment. the disappears, Joy and does not know where to look. Because He has a secret. A secret that only she can find out. Only Joy can figure out the clues he left. You must learn to follow the verb to love is a word that encompasses a thousand different meanings. There are stories that can touch the deepest emotions: Yet we fall is one of those happy.
Section Fiction Edita:
Fattaneh Haj Seyed Javadi: “The choice of Sudabeh” (Brioschi Editore, 2017).
Sudabeh is a typical wealthy girl Iran after the Revolution. He lives in a prominent family who dreams of a marriage for her at the height of his social status. But the girl is fighting for an impossible love, what binds to a culturally and socially inferior man. While Sudabeh insists in his passion, the mother questions the aunt, Mahbubeh, which he says he lived a love story similar to that of his niece. So begins a second narrative, parallel, Which brings us back into the atmosphere in Iran before the Revolution, at the time of the Shah. The story he tells his aunt sounds like a warning and is made of tragic achievements: Mahbubeh fights for his feelings, but the price they will have to pay will be high. What ensues is a compelling family saga that traces the lives of an entire family throughout the twentieth century and which returns the picture of a distant culture through time and space, though never so foreign to remain indifferent.
Section Fiction Edita:
Cristina Bellon: “The man who is not” (Cairo Editore, 2016).
One Life to petty clerk with friends at the bar, former wife to support, a schnauzer black giant and one of the control-obsessed employer. A daily emotionless than John Tosi, forty-five years, that after a divorce finds herself living in the country in the Lombardy countryside where he was born. Shortly exciting, although with its comforting monotony. Then, one day, It takes a tragic. Beppe, best friend forever, He dies and Gio stunned by grief, it turns terrified by the prospect of too many regrets. It is the beginning of the metamorphosis: if life sends you a signal, It is for you to catch him. Change starts looking: back into shape and revolutionize the wardrobe is certainly the first step of showing the world differently. Then, a kick to the tranquility and opens the hunt for thrills, pickings, transgressions. Yes, perhaps some experiences carry an element of risk, but also the opportunity to touch the sky. Just do not get too many questions. agricultural hinterland crystallized beneath the frost, the dangerous apprenticeship Gio will drag him, stage by stage, in a trip of perdition. Until the inevitable and dramatic showdown in a mysterious and violent Caucasus city, to find out that in that new heaven you can not fly.
Section Fiction Edita:
Giorgio Scianna: “The fish rule” (Einaudi, 2017).
When the school reopens in September, Tommaseo school is run over by a discovery that leaves everyone breathless: four boys, the only male of the fifth C, They disappeared. They were on vacation in Greece, but from 22 July nobody knows anything about them. And while a foreign ministry official is responsible for assisting parents in an attempt to understand what happened, one of the four returns home, unharmed but closed in an impervious mutism. Among them was a pact, and breaking it would mean betraying the trust of others.
After telling teenagers in a novel that has made the rounds of half Italian schools -Something c'inventeremo –, Giorgio Scianna choose to explore, never judge, the complex reality of who is eighteen years old today. Why is the age when you take the steps themselves and the world, where the thirst for adventure moves unimaginable directions. The rebellion can take many forms, as many as the hopes.
"The fish are able to move all together without colliding and without losing any. Just trust the other of the movement ".
Giada Lonati: The last thing” (Rizzoli, 2017).
Never before has the medical successes allow us to cherish the illusion of immortality. But, even when we are healed a, one hundred, one thousand times, eventually we die. This is bad news but it is so. It will happen to all of us, at least as far as we can tell. Why then death continues to be the largest removed our culture? If sooner or later Italy will have a law that we will have to express our will in a "living will", how can we do that if we are not able to integrate the end of life in our horizon, to recognize first of mortal humanity? How can we claim freedom to make decisions on our end of life if we stubbornly make this choice with his eyes closed? Giada Lonati is a medical palliativista, his work begins when the medicine that heals was defeated, when it says that "there is nothing more to do", and yet there is still plenty to do. He deals with taking people lives (heartiest) in that last stretch where everything changes meaning and makes sense. That stretch where breaks a new awareness in our lives, a knowledge that will throw a clearer light on our present, It will give a different dimension to our time, It will make us more intensely alive. A wisdom that the author shares in these pages, rich in human fulfillment and able to get back on the relationship with ourselves, with our being here and now. Because true hope is only possible within the horizon of the possible. And mortal and transitory recognize, Far from being merely a painful discovery, It can help us to mature a revolutionary outlook on the world, to open their eyes on the ultimate beauty of the everyday.
“While they are incurable diseases, people are always treatable”.
Book of the Year Gold:
Jenny Erpenbeck: “Voices of the verb go” (Sellerio, 2016).
Richard is a retired classical philologist, almost accidentally comes into contact with a group of African accommodated in a Berlin refugee camp. He is a lonely man, a widower with no children, and it has plenty of time; in that place you will be found capable of listening to the lives of others, the adventures and vicissitudes of those who come from Ghana, from Chad, from Nigeria, stories of mourning, fame, war, courage and difficulty. In dialogue with the exiles Richard sees humanity at times capable of being innocent and integrates. His classical culture acts as a detector element, It helps him to immerse themselves in a world and in a different world view, to compare sometimes opposing values. The antiquity and modernity, l'universalism e l'interesse individuale, the difficult balance between ideals and survival.
Men who puts his questions were able to arrive in Berlin in the fall of 2013, after landing in Lampedusa. They are four strangers in a strange land, and all for them is different, difficult, alien. Before camp in a square in the Kreuzberg district for help and work, but the police do not waste time, evacuate them and admits them into the eastern part of the capital. Room and board, a first wins, and then a course to learn the new language. But for them, as with almost all those who have fled from their countries of origin to arrive in Europe in search of a refuge and a home, normalcy is a difficult conquest. Before returning to live it promises a wait of years.
Jenny Erpenbeck, among the most interesting and innovative contemporary German writers, not afraid of the political analysis ambition, the social protest, and it reflects with a completely immersed in this novel, almost to the limit of the news, the literary reportage, the paradoxical contrasts of our time, the opposition between wealth and poverty, freedom and enslavement, including the cancellation of the cultures and the design of a new identity.
Section Edita Poetry:
Sebastiano Aglieco: “Task king live” (The salt bridge, 2013).
Through powerful archetypes (the children, the blood, the dead, the father) the author makes a great trip to the depths of the soul, a trip to bright colors and flashes of color, where men, animals and plants become bearers of wisdom and are deeply questioned.
Gift is to stay here
still here, waiting
The flame ignites strongly
then descend the words in
leaves, hung as expected at
I choose this form
for the promise of the day
something solid than flips
watchtowers at Heart border
against the evil that has no pain.
Section Edita Poetry:
Gian Mario Villalta: “Telepathy” (Lietocolle, 2016).
A symphonic Book, a constellation of themes and symbols, a passionate journey through the lands of the Northeast, in the streets of the masters, children, ancestor, in the wisdom of the heavens and the trees, with a strong civic sense and the absolute need for a new community.
Losing the pain
sometimes you lose everything. For this does not give up
the humiliation of being told that he does not want.
Now he is known who is. When there is only,
where it should
start over, nothingness.
Section Edita Poetry:
Giovanni Ibello: “disruptions sidereal” (Terra D'Olives, 2017).
on and visionary book, full of inventions and unexpected showing a real Naples and fantastic together, crossed by a nocturnal energy vortex and flame of the dream, a cosmic energy that is rampant in the world and reaches up to the sky.
Of what I really crave
We just have to silence sidereal
a slow recession of the stars
in puddles and gold thread,
the glare of the sirens
the cracked walls of the houses.
So you sleep, you do not see and miss
the space shadow theater.
Desire is the last descant.
But how many cats they love at night
while the water in the sewers Slots
I do not write of silence, but vacuum.
I write while water drains
in a network of nodes and loopholes.
Why is it always a speech
come on unless
kick on the hour,
I think the disfigured sea
by merchant trails
Just love songs
You dreamed of the schism of the saints
the mystery of grouper hermaphrodite.
the virgin dunes
and vinegar for errant antelope.
When I see you sleep
the night smells of oranges.
Alessandra Trevisan: “Goliarda Sapienza. Una voce intertestuale” (Happy life, 2016).
Ibro which collects the voice of Goliarda Sapienza, author of the twentieth century Italian literature, However whose name began circulating posthumously. The work of Trevisan, the result of years of research around the complex figure of the Sicilian writer, touches and crosses all the voices of Wisdom: from theater to film, from poetry to prose, diaries to notebooks. Tracing the biography of Wisdom traced thanks to unpublished documents, and then entering the texts reweaving the web of existence plurima, vital and free, presented following an artistic journey that is grounded in the "voice" as "the first writing instrument".
Elena Rinaldi: “Einstein and associated” (Hoepli, 2017).
Einstein himself repeatedly writes in his letters that he could not complete his work, cost “Rivers of sweat”, without the help of mathematicians who preceded him and helped him to correct errors in its first formulation. Without the discovery of new geometries by Gauss and Riemann would not exist the idea of a curved space; without the work of Ricci and Levi Civita physics could not overcome the Newtonian theory.
Traveling through the abstract concepts of mathematics will find out some of the curious lives of the protagonists of the scientific thought of the twentieth century.
Mario Del Pero: “It was Obama.From hope of change to the election of Trump” (Feltrinelli, 2017).
Immediately, Obama's election has appeared as one of the major events of the new millennium and the story immediately became legend, man global icon. In February 2017, Obama becomes an ex-president: it is time to look to its shape and its function… It, mostly, evaluate the entire span of the presidency since its conclusion: the handover with Donald Trump. Mario Del Pero guides us to the discovery of an administration we think we know everything, but in reality it remains to be studied and interpreted.
Alessia Tagliabue: "Passion and reason” (Angles).
The life of a queen of France in the eighteenth century court of Versailles is not easy: between enemies and betrayal, the hatred of the people and an overbearing mother, the young Jean-has seen his life crumble. But in the heart of a queen there's room for another. What will prevail? The reason to stay in Versailles or passion for a young duke who stole her heart?
Maria Rosaria Iazzetta: "The country of jasmine. A photographic journey in Burma” (Europe editions).
Burma, Pearl of Asia, a travel which can profoundly mark the course of a lifetime. And the experience of Maria Rosaria Iazzetta, traveler, equipped with camera, courage and style. If the contrasts are very marked, including dried fish stalls foul-smelling and improbable candy that produce red blood saliva, the sensitivity of business travelers is the element that allows you to accept the culture and let it get itself going through all five senses. Glimpses, scents, sounds, flavors and discoveries are the ingredients with which to make a trip that manages to turn in on himself to direct attention to what you feel rather than just what you see. That's how you awaken spirituality, in a place where the inspiration of Buddhism seems to emanate also from the blades of grass, while the placid waters of the famous Lake Me can dilute and dissolve lumps of thought that do not even know that you have.