I answer… Today I want to answer to one of my readers who specifically asks: “Why did you stop writing about adolescents? Your writing is full of important tips and I love reading them”. I thank you because of your interest for me, I thank you to give me the opportunity to speak about an issue which is important to me too. Well, the first thing … Continua a leggere Education First
I answer… I’ve loved the mail I received yesterday from one of the readers of my books. I’ve loved and still do because it is a mail where his life melts to mine and they seem to have followed the shifting and waving of the time as if we were living two parallel lives. Who knows, maybe it is true. I’ve loved this mail and … Continua a leggere The secret secret…
Today I have received a short email whose author asked me to explain what is writing to me. I answer. Writing is the life which tells itself and asks other stories to be told. Writing is the dream of a life which becomes true and the real life which enters into my dreams. Writing are the scars in my heart and the wrinkles over my … Continua a leggere Writing
It is with great pleasure that I’ve received a mail from one of my readers referred particularly to my last book ‘Cultura e culture. La Pluralità dei centri. Una lettura gramsciana del tempo e dei tempi‘ (Nulla Die, 2018). My reader, who authorized me to tell something about his email, has read also my novel ‘Don’t Climb Over That Wall’ (Nulla Die, 2018) in its Italian version … Continua a leggere Practicing loyalty
I’ve received this story thanks to a letter that this young girl has written to me authorizing me to tell it. Obviously the name is fictional and the narration follows my personal narrative structure because there are stories which need to be narrated as to seem imaginary though they are true, so many the meanings they hide. To the ability of my readers I leave the choice to understand and … Continua a leggere The voice of water
…I answer… I thank my gentle reader for his discussing with me the idea of rights and duties. He writes “In your books and writings I can perceive a strong feeling of integrity. Gentleness is never separated from severity and rights never are from duties”. Really, I don’t know how much I have succeeded to embody the integrity I long for, I hope to be on … Continua a leggere Rights and duties
I met Suzanne through one of her long emails. I’ve waited long before speaking of her not because she did not give me her consent, something she did immediately without I asked, but because her story is the story of a victim that technically we call collateral. Her suffering, indeed, is not collateral. She is a girl, now a woman, who assisted to the violence, psychological and … Continua a leggere Fate or choice?
…I answer… A very gentle reader of mine has asked me today a very important question about my writings “How is it possible to write <<essays>> and <<novels>> and being equally deep and careful to people’s needs”. Well, first and really important is to thank you for your words and your question because the appreciation it contains moreover the other utterances in your mail, give me … Continua a leggere Novels or essays? Life, simply life.
I will not stop to give a voice to the stories of abused women despite this could be boring for someone, indeed for this reason I will speak of them even more. In those stories there are plenty of voices to be listened to beyond the victim’s one -the sons, the parents, the relatives, the neighbors- voices which too often are silent to observe or … Continua a leggere I will not surrender
…I answer… You are asking me I could I resist to Maria’s story narration in “Don’t Climb Over That Wall” (Nulla Die). The truth is I don’t know how. Don’t know how I could resist and still today, every time I read a part of the book, a stabbing pain squeezes my heart. I could say many elevated things to seem important and to show … Continua a leggere Resisting to other’s pain