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Discovery of the world : a political awakening in the shadow of Mussolini

Author: Luciana Castellina
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Luciana Castellina is one of Italy's most prominent left intellectuals and a cofounder of the newspaper Il manifesto. In this coming-of-age memoir, based on her diaries, she recounts her political awakening as a teenage girl in Fascist Italy--where she used to play tennis with Mussolini's daughter--and the subsequent downfall of the regime. Discovery of the World is about war, anti-Semitism, anti-fascism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Personal narratives, Italian
Biography
Named Person: Luciana Castellina; Luciana Castellina
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luciana Castellina
ISBN: 9781781682869 1781682860
OCLC Number: 878048785
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: "First published as La scoperta del mondo ... Nottetempo SRL, 2011"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 194 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Lucrezia Reichlin --
War --
Peace --
Discovering the World --
Discovering Italy.
Other Titles: Scoperta del mondo.
Responsibility: Luciana Castellina ; translated by Patrick Camiller.
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Coming of age and political consciousness in turbulent times.  Read more...

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"An anti-heroic account, a depiction of a sentimental education nourished by passion, curiosity and the levity of life, and with an eager sincerity always bursting forth." - La Repubblica "A most Read more...

 
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