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Turmac Bleu

Turmac Bleu


Family ties, Rome in the Sixties, loving and letting go: a charming novel built on short stories told in exquisitely spare literary prose by an eclectic filmmaker and analyst.

Umberto Silva is one of a kind. As beautiful as an actor (and he was an actor in his youth), an art historian, a director, a critic, a screenwriter, he involved all of his friends (among which Moravia and Raffaele La Capria) in his movie projects. The Roman milieu was at the time the liveliest ever, brimming with creative energy and intellectual engagement: the right place to thrive for a Renaissance man such as Umberto Silva. Who then steered to psychoanalysis and made another job of it.

Turmac Bleu collects the best of his literary writing, originally scattered in short stories and poetry collections: the young, talented Marta Barone, author of the much acclaimed Sunken City, worked closely with him in order to build up from his writings the novel of his life.

Genre: Narrative

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Year of publication: 2021

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 192

Price: 16 euro

ISBN: 9788830104891

Foreign rights manager: Manuela Melato (

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Turmac Bleu

Umberto Silva

Born in 1943 in Northern Italy, as a young man he settled in Rome where he worked as a reviewer, actor, director and filmmaker, taking part in the brilliant cultural life of the city. Then he devoted his life to psychoanalysis. He now lives in Padova.