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Un giorno triste così felice (Such a sad day, a happy day)

Un giorno triste così felice (Such a sad day, a happy day)


«Lorenzo Iervolino takes us on a journey through places and ideas of a time permeated by a joyful and subversive energy.» – Il Messaggero

The life story and revolutionary dreams of one of the most acclaimed Brazilian player of the Eighties.

A doctor, a philosopher, a rebel. Sócrates Brasileiro is renowned for having been one of the most original players in the art of football, for his physical and technical qualities and for his way of conceiving football more as enjoyment than as a profession, «a microcosm in the macrocosm of society». He was in fact able, through football, to give rise to a unique experience in the world of sport: a political laboratory that spread through the country – Brazil in the 1980s – oppressed by two decades of military dictatorship. A portrait of a great footballer and an ode to the Democracia Corinthiana, the dream of a man who never ceased to see life as an unexpected and seducing backheel spin.

Genre: Biographies/autobiographies/memoirs

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Year of publication: 2014

Published in: Roma

Number of pages: 352

Price: 17 euro

ISBN: 9788896538821

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Un giorno triste così felice (Such a sad day, a happy day)

Lorenzo Iervolino

Lorenzo Iervolino (Rome, 1980) is editor of Terranullius. In 2017 he published for 66thand2nd Trentacinque secondi ancora (Still thirty-five seconds to go), on Tommie Smith e John Carlos and their Black Panther salute at the Olympic ceremony in Mexico City.