The Road to San Giovanni

by | Editor: Vintage
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A major testament by an essential 20th century writer composed of five strikingly elegant "memory exercises" about his life and work--now available in paperback. With visionary passion, the author traces pieces of his childhood and adolescence, his e ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 27/04/10
I was throwing away books to clear space for future new ones and when I came across this book, I planned to finish it off asap and throw it away. Yet, the autobiography was so lyrical and vivid it's like magic which transplanted you to another world...Continua

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Ha scritto il Apr 30, 2010, 12:39
I didn't realize that I too was seeking a relationship, more fortunate perhaps than my father's, a relationship that literature would give me, restoring meaning to everything, so that all at once everything would become true and tangible and possessa...Continua
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Ha scritto il Apr 30, 2010, 12:36
So that many films were left with a hole in the middle, and even today, after thirty years - what am I saying? - almost forty, when I find myself watching one of those old films - on television for example - I'll recognize the moment I watched in cin...Continua
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Ha scritto il Apr 27, 2010, 14:49
What I would like to know is why the broken net of the memory holds some things and not others.
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Ha scritto il Apr 27, 2010, 13:57
The cinema as evasion, it's been said so many times, with the intention of writing the medium off - and certainly evasion was what I got out of the cinema in those years, it satisfied a need for disorientation, for the projection of my attention into...Continua
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Ha scritto il Apr 27, 2010, 13:56
The darkness softened the contrast between the two worlds a little, and sharpened it a little too, because it drew attention to the passing of those two hours that I hadn't really lived, swallowed up as i was in a suspension of time, or in the durati...Continua
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