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By Dacia Maraini, Elspeth Spottiswood, Dick Kitto

In Bagheria, Dacia Maraini revisits the panorama of early reminiscence. She describes Sicily in sensuous aspect, town of Bagheria, and the ancestral villa to which she lower back as a baby after bad years of imprisonment together with her kinfolk in a eastern focus camp. The Villa Valguarnera and Maraini recollects the religious struggles and her uprising opposed to the elitism of her category. She additionally discusses her event of kid abuse. Bagheria can also be a story of corruption: centuries of the town's previous spread along Maraini's relations background as she info the involvement of the Mafia within the architectural decimation of Bagheria within the Nineteen Seventies.

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Che cos'era? Una scatola di pelle di Bulgaria, stampigliata in oro, foderata di velluto azzurro, con un servizietto da caffè per due persone: due tazze, una caffettiera e la zuccheriera. Sulle tazze c'era scritto l'espèrance soutient le malbeureux jusque au tombeau. Ma se voglio saperne di più devo andare a guardare nel libro di zia Felicita. "Nel vassoio che accompagna le tazzine, piccolo e concavo, dipinto con finissima fattura, era raffigurato le malbeureux, nudo, con un breve drappeggio sulle vergogne.

Affrontò il gigante, lo strozzò con le sue corte e robuste braccia e lo gettò in mare. Da quel momento, dice la leggenda, il monte prese il nome di Solunto. Qui i Fenici costruirono templi preziosi in onore di Iside, di Baal, di Tanit; poi trasformati dai Greci in templi a Zeus, a Poseidone. I Greci uccisero gli antichi cartaginesi adoratori di Baal; ma a loro volta furono vinti e uccisi dai romani che, con le loro armate, si impadronirono dei maggiori porti siciliani. Una capitolazione dopo mesi e mesi di assalti, quella di Solunto.

In divertita osservazione degli altri e di sè. Solo che Gertrude Stein veniva dal cuore di una società proiettata ottimisticamente verso il futuro, salda nei suoi principii morali come nelle sue trasgressioni e nelle sue dichiarazioni polemiche di "immoralità". Zia Felicita invece veniva dal fondo di una provincia mediterranea, da una insicurezza atavica, da principii e doveri che mescolavano insieme gli insegnamenti della Chiesa con gli azzardi più scapestrati del pensiero libero, le intelligenze più luciferine.

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