Fifty years after 1968, Luciana Castellina in Communist Love tells the most human sides of political militants, overcoming the image that we are all used to having
Speaking of the loves between Nazim Hikmet and Münevver Andaç, between Argyrò Polikronaki and Nikos Kokulis and between Sylvia and Robert Thompson, the author constructs a story interwoven with real memories and personal encounters, articulated around the stories of three couples from very different countries, Turkey, Greece and the United States: complicated lives with incredible loves that traveled through the second half of the last century, united by the fact of being watched and spied on, in an atmosphere of great difficulty and danger. In the background, the cultural and political contexts in which the characters move, stand out, which return some crucial passages of three countries with a very different history. As in the My Discovery of the world and in Siberiana, Luciana Castellina’s political and intellectual path is permeated in life and in memory, recovering from oblivion unforgettable vicissitudes and portraits.
Luciana Castellina is a politician, journalist and writer. A member of the Italian Communist Party since 1947, she left the Party to establish the newspaper il manifesto in 1969. She has written many novels and essays, her most recent work is Siberiana (nottetempo, 2012).
La scoperta del mondo (2011), Guardati dalla mia fame (2014)