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Discovering the world By Luciana Castellina

Discovering the world by Luciana Castellina

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Coming of age and political consciousness in turbulent times.

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Discovering the world by Luciana Castellina

Luciana Castellina is one of Italy's most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of agememoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy--where she used to play tennis with Mussolini's daughter--and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery of the World is about war, anti-Semitism, anti-fascism, resistance, the belief in social justice, the craving for experience, travel, political rallies, cinema, French intellectuals and FIAT workers, international diplomacy and friendship. All this is built on an intricate web made of reason and affection, of rational questioning and ironic self-narration as well as of profound nostalgia, disappointment and discovery.

Discovering the world Reviews

"An anti-heroic account, a depiction of a sentimental education nourished by passion, curiosity and the levity of life, and with an eager sincerity always bursting forth." - La Repubblica "A most beautiful book built around the themes of a diary from the years 1943 - 47." - La Stampa "Luciana Castellina tells her story with levity and not a hint of narcissism, while making fun at the expense of Togliatti, Guttuso and Pajetta." - Corriere della Sera "As long as there are lives and testimonies like that of Luciana Castellina's La scoperta del mondo, we will not be in total darkness." - Ettore Scola

About Luciana Castellina

Luciana Castellina Luciana Castellina is a journalist and writer based in Rome. A member of the Italian Communist Party from 1947, she was expelled in 1969 as part of the dissident il manifesto
group. She has been elected both to the Italian Chamber of Deputies and the European Parliament, where she was President of the Culture and Media Commission. She has published numerous books in Italian, including the highly acclaimed Siberiana.

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Discovering the world by Luciana Castellina
Used - Very Good
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