L'ombra del Duce
Author: Michele Rocchetta
The Cult of the Duce
Author: Stephen Gundle, Christopher Duggan, Giuliana Pieri
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The cult of the Duce is the first book to explore systematically the personality cult of Benito Mussolini. It examines practices that began before Mussolini's rise to power and which multiplied as Fascism consolidated its support among the Italian population. By approaching the subject from many different angles, including those of the visual arts and the media as well as social and political history, this book makes a decisive contribution to the understanding of Fascism and modern leadership. The conviction that Mussolini was an exceptional individual first became dogma among Fascists and then was communicated to the people at large. Intellectuals and artists helped fashion the idea of the Duce as a new Caesar while the modern media of press, photography, cinema and radio aggrandised his every public act. Mussolini's image was ubiquitous and varied; he adopted the guises of bourgeois politician, man of culture, sportsman, family man and warrior as he appealed to different audiences. The book explores in detail many manifestations of the cult and the way in which Italians experienced it. It also considers its controversial resonances in the postwar period. The founder of Fascism was the prototype dictator of the twentieth century. As such his cult is a crucial topic in the study of a century that produced many examples of dictators, some of them explicitly modelling themselves on Mussolini. Academics and students with interests in Italian and European history and politics will find the volume indispensable to an understanding of the modern era. Among the contributions is an Afterword by Mussolini's leading biographer, R.J.B. Bosworth.
L'ombra del cerro
Author: Silvia Di Natale
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
I tempestosi anni della resistenza partigiana. Il coraggio della lotta, il caos della guerra, la passione per la vita. Il ruolo delle donne. Vite e amori si intrecciano sullo sfondo della lotta per la libertà. Un grande racconto popolare che evoca vicende fondamentali per la costruzione della memoria del nostro paese.
Women Writers of Spain
Author: Carolyn L. Galerstein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This annotated bio-bibliographical guide provides long-overdue recognition for women writers of Spain, including special entries on those writing in Catalan and Galician. By familiarizing readers with the content and meaning of selected works by three hundred such writers, readers and students of Spanish literature now have access to works which may be judged as excellent examples of the literature of their age, yet have previously received little or no attention. Through the efforts of seventy-nine specialists in Spanish literature, each of these writers is summarized in a brief biographical sketch and overview of her work, followed by an in-depth analysis, including complete biographical data and descriptive annotations for the major works. While some women writers from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries are included, this guide concentrates primarily on authors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, providing for the first time an extensive and comprehensive listing for the present century. The abundance of information in this guide is made accessible through four appendixes: a chronological list of authors; a list of Catalan authors; a list of Galician authors; and an index of translated titles in this bio-bibliography.
Author: R. J. B. Bosworth
Publisher: Yale University Press
A master historian illuminates the tumultuous relationship of Il Duce and his young lover Claretta, whose extraordinarily intimate diaries only recently have become available Few deaths are as gruesome and infamous as those of Benito Mussolini, Italy's fascist dictator, and Claretta (or Clara) Petacci, his much-younger lover. Shot dead by Italian partisans after attempting to flee the country in 1945, the couple's bodies were then hanged upside down in Milan's main square in ignominious public display. This provocative book is the first to mine Clara's extensive diaries, family correspondence, and other sources to discover how the last in Mussolini's long line of lovers became his intimate and how she came to her violent fate at his side. R. J. B. Bosworth explores the social climbing of Claretta's family, her na�ve and self-interested commitment to fascism, her diary's graphically detailed accounts of sexual life with Mussolini, and much more. Brimful of new and arresting information, the book sheds intimate light not only on an ordinary-extraordinary woman living at the heart of Italy's totalitarian fascist state but also on Mussolini himself.
" The history of totalitarian states bears witness to the fact that literature and print media can be manipulated and made into vehicles of mass deception. Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy is the first comprehensive account of how the Fascists attempted to control Italy's literary production. Guido Bonsaver looks at how the country's major publishing houses and individual authors responded to the new cultural directives imposed by the Fascists. Throughout his study, Bonsaver uses rare and previously unexamined materials to shed light on important episodes in Italy's literary history, such as relationships between the regime and particular publishers, as well as individual cases involving renowned writers like Moravia, Da Verona, and Vittorini. Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy charts the development of Fascist censorship laws and practices, including the creation of the Ministry of Popular Culture and the anti-Semitic crack-down of the late 1930s. Examining the breadth and scope of censorship in Fascist Italy, from Mussolini's role as 'prime censor' to the specific experiences of female writers, this is a fascinating look at the vulnerability of culture under a dictatorship. "
Author: Leo Turrini
Publisher: Imprimatur editore
Leo Turrini è nato a Sassuolo nel 1960. Da oltre trent’anni racconta per i quotidiani del gruppo Poligrafici i grandi eventi dello sport. Ha scritto le biografie di Enzo Ferrari, Michael Schumacher, Lucio Battisti. Per Imprimatur editore è uscito recentemente Senna. In viaggio con Ayrton. Va piano in bicicletta, ma ama moltissimo le storie, felici e tragiche, del ciclismo. Gino Bartali è stato amato come altri pochi campioni nella storia dello sport. Per la sua ruvida schiettezza di popolano e di toscano, per la sua capacità di soffrire, per la sua fede. Bartali uomo e Bartali campione. Questo libro racconta i successi, i misteri e le tragedie di una carriera durata un quarto di secolo: le 144 vittorie, le quasi mille giornate di gara, le memorabili arrampicate sulle Alpi e sui Pirenei. Rivela tutti i retroscena della lunghissima rivalità con l’amico-nemico Fausto Coppi; si sofferma sul celebre episodio della vittoria al Tour de France del 1948, poco dopo l’attentato a Togliatti: un successo sportivo che secondo l’opinione pubblica salvò l’Italia da una guerra civile; ricorda l’uomo che con straordinaria solidarietà mise a rischio la sua stessa vita per salvare quella di centinaia di ebrei perseguitati. Tanto popolare da essere coinvolto anche dal mondo dello spettacolo, Bartali si è meritato una delle più belle e conosciute canzoni di Paolo Conte, che ha saputo immortalare quei tratti – «quel naso triste come la salita, quegli occhi allegri da italiano in gita» – che ormai sono entrati nel mito. «Sono convinto che anche Fausto Coppi, quando ci ritroveremo in Paradiso, sarà d’accordo con me: il ciclismo di campionissimi ne ha avuti due, io e lui». Gino Bartali
L'ombra del tempo
Author: Flaminia Cardini
Publisher: Rai Eri
A colloquio con il Duce
Author: Aurelio Garobbio
Publisher: Ugo Mursia Editore