Discovery of the World

Discovery of the World

A Political Awakening in the Shadow of Mussolini

Book - 2014 | English-language edition.
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Luciana Castellina is one of Italy's mostnbsp;prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder ofnbsp;the newspaper il manifesto. In this coming-of agememoir, based on her diaries, she recountsnbsp;her political awakening as a teenage girl innbsp;Fascist Italy--where she used to play tennisnbsp;with Mussolini's daughter--and the subsequentnbsp;downfall of the regime. Discovery of the Worldnbsp;is about war, anti-Semitism, anti-fascism,nbsp;resistance, the belief in social justice, thenbsp;craving for experience, travel, political rallies,nbsp;cinema, French intellectuals and FIAT workers,nbsp;international diplomacy and friendship. All thisnbsp;is built on an intricate web made of reason andnbsp;affection, of rational questioning and ironicnbsp;self-narration as well as of profound nostalgia,nbsp;disappointment and discovery.
Publisher: London : Verso, 2014.
Edition: English-language edition.
ISBN: 9781781682869
Branch Call Number: 945.091 CAS
Characteristics: xiv, 194 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Camiller, Patrick


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