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Popular fiction Discovering the world

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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 agememoir, 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, resistance, the belief in social justice, the craving for experience, travel, political rallies, cinema, French intellectuals and FIAT workers, international diplomacy and friendship.

All this is built on an intricate web made of reason and affection, of rational questioning and ironic self-narration as well as of profound nostalgia, disappointment and discovery.

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Series Popular fiction Title Discovering the world
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date May 2014 Authors Luciana Castellina
Binding Other Pages 194
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 386
ESB Code 55021 ISBN 9781781682869
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £14.99

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