Lettere a una dodicenne sul fascismo di ieri e di oggi
I wish to confess right away: I have come up with an old-fashioned idea. I’ve decided to write you a letter, or worse, a series of letters!
Can history be repeated? Can the ghosts of the past recur? How to recognize them, how to oppose them? Daniele Aristarco explores some of the most complex and contradictory aspects of our time. Through a series of letters addressed to Giulia, a very young student, the Author tells the story of the fascist dictatorship, tries to unravel the intricate threads and investigates the enigma of consensus. With a hint of humor and a clear and compelling style, these pages retrace the Italian history of the twentieth century to reach contemporaneity. In addition to the main events, ranging from the birth of the Fascist movement to its ruinous collapse, at the end of the Second World War, the author focuses on the contents and cultural characteristics of a thought that has not completely disappeared.
Daniele Aristarco is the author of short stories and popular essays aimed at children, published both in Italy and in France. He taught literature in middle school and now devotes himself to children’s books and writing for cinema and radio. Playwright and theater director, he has won numerous awards. He also deals with creative writing workshops for children at schools, libraries and cultural associations.
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