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Niccolò Ammaniti
La vita intima (The Intimate Life)

After 7 years, the new awaited novel by Niccolò Ammaniti.

The Intimate Life is a powerful novel, which brings Niccolò Ammaniti back to his origins, to his most successful books, but with something more, something new. In the ironic and often grotesque hues that make his writing unmistakable, he gives us a modern Portrait of a Lady, as painful as Henry James’s masterpiece and capable of making us laugh to the point of tears.




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Silvia Ballestra
La Sibilla. Vita di Joyce Lussu (The Sybil. Life of Joyce Lussu)

From the pen of a great Italian writer, the extraordinary life of Joyce Lussu: poetess, partisan, feminist, rebellious woman with a portentous talent.

Joyce lived a rebellious life right up to the end, with constant attention to the new generations, whom she called “the living future”. Silvia Ballestra was one of those young people who had the privilege of meeting Joyce personally in the 1990s and who now tells us about her in an unforgettable portrait. Keep reading…





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Andrea Canobbio 
La traversata notturna (The Night Crossing)

My father’s fall and my mother’s reaction are at the origin of my writing.

La traversata notturna is a journey, or rather the story composed of 81 short “on-site inspections” that I have carried out in my city over the last ten years. Keep reading…





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Gianrico e Giorgia Carofiglio
L’ora del caffè (Coffee Time)  

It’s time to suspend our certainties, and start a journey into the extravagant universes of others.

Tired of having “empty conversations,” Giorgia and Gianrico Carofiglio sat down at a table and faced with fresh eyes some of the topics that most divided them. Keep reading…






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Maria Castellitto
menodramma (menodrama)

Anyone who has never had a secret is unprepared to face the future.

Maria Castellitto’s precise and melancholy writing, with its nihilistic and comic tones, reveals a young debut talent among Italian fiction. Keep reading…






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Emanuele Coccia
Filosofia della casa (Philosophy of the Home)

Philosophical modernity has focused everything on the city, but the future of the world can only be domestic.

One of the most eclectic and esteemed European intellectuals of his generation tackles, with the tools of philosophy and his trademark originality, the theme of the home, the threshold between us and the rest of reality, the inexhaustible attempt to overlap our happiness with the world. Keep reading…





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Emanuele Coccia and Alessandro Michele
Untitled “Philosophy of Fashion” Project

Forthcoming in 2023

HarperCollins Italia will be publishing the book by philosopher Emanuele Coccia and Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele. It will also be published by Day Street in the US, by 4th Estate in UK and by Hanser in Germany. Keep reading…




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Giancarlo De Cataldo
Dolce vita, dolce morte (Sweet Life, Sweet Death)

Beneath the dazzling surface of the capital, in fact, lies the abyss.

Through a new and fascinating narrative lens Giancarlo De Cataldo, drawing inspiration from an inextricable cold case that marked the Sixties in Italy, tells us about the obsessions and the mysteries of the eternal city. Keep reading…





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Francesca Manieri

Francesca Manieri explores human and animal nature in this story, taut as a bow ready to release its arrow.

With the gaze of an entomologist Manieri observes her characters struggling between the ghosts of the past and the fragility of the present, showing us how much one can be prey and predator at the same time. Keep reading…




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Ezio Mauro
L’anno del fascismo (The year of fascism)

1922 seemed a difficult and violent year in a lost country, but instead it was the Italian threshold of dictatorship.

Ezio Mauro recounts the decisive year of the fracture between two epochs: after the war, in front of the declining power of the dynasties, there is in Italy the growing, violent impetus of the new fascist movement. Is it already a power? Keep reading…




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Melania G. Mazzucco

The museum of the world of women.

Mazzucco returns today with a new Museum, dealing with works in which the woman is “twice the subject”: a woman conceives and creates the painting, and a woman is also the subject of the painting. An all-female path, where women “claim the right to turn their backs on housework,” to fulfill themselves through art, beyond the roles that society and the culture of the time assign to them. Keep reading…




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Francesco Piccolo
La bella confusione (The Beautiful Confusion)

Two absolute masterpieces: the power of art, the secrets of cinema, the duels of an Italy that we would no longer know how to imagine.

1963 was the year of Fellini and Visconti, a decisive year for Italian cinema. It saw the birth of two epochal films: Il Gattopardo and Otto e mezzo. Francesco Piccolo’s passion for cinema, politics and literature blazes in this great story – unique and overwhelming – about the strength of genius and destiny. Keep reading…





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Gabriele Romagnoli
Sogno bianco (White Dream)

A glacier’s tale.

Cli-fi meets family saga in a powerful and visionary novel that narrates, through a family and three generations, the disappearance of the most important Italian glacier. Keep reading…





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Elena Stancanelli
Il tuffatore (The Diver)

All around there are the dreams of glory of a country that looks to the man of providence at first with hope, and then with suspicion. Until everything collapses. 

Elegance and passion for risk coexist in Il tuffatore. As a young boy, Raul Gardini had learned how to dive from the Ravenna pier. Handsome, seductive, always tanned, scion of one of the most powerful Italian industrial families, he had both the ambition and unscrupulousness needed to change the rules of the game. He was driven by desire, by an obsession to go straighter and faster towards solving any problem. At any cost. Keep reading…




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Vincenzo Trione
Artivismo (Artivism)

In the non-homogeneous scenarios of the art of our time, Vincenzo Trione identifies the emergence of a trend: political art, summed up by the expression “artivism”. 

 The protagonists are artist-intellectuals who follow different paths. Some of them create works aimed at bearing witness to the urgency of the news and the drama of migrants. Others build installations that pay attention to environmental and ecological issues. Keep reading…




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