The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is pleased to present, Demetrio Paolin’s latest work, Anatomia di un profeta (Rome, Voland, 2020), where a story with a gap is told, which allows the author to continue to imagine. Absence is something that words can fill, it is in that missing space that the truth lurks. The author, Demetrio Paolin, anthropologist Vito Teti, full professor at the University of Calabria, and Francesco D’Arelli, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Montreal, will intervene at the presentation.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 , 4pm EST (9pm, Rome)
Anatomia di un profeta was born as the ultimate attempt to tell an inexplicable fact, the suicide of an eleven-year-old, and to answer the question: “Where does salvation come from?”, And it does so using a hybrid narrative structure, which engages novel, poem , essay, philological practice precisely to give a sign to the complexity of life that never presents itself in a single form. The events of the suicidal child, of Demetrius are grafted with the ancient ones of the prophet Jeremiah, the prophet of salvation through death and destruction.
Demetrio Paolin, born in Canelli, lives in Turin. He collaborates with Corriere della Sera. He wrote some essays and novels. With Conforme alla gloria (Rome, Voland, 2016) he was among the 12 finalists at the 2016 Strega award. Anatomia di un profeta (Rome, Voland, 2020) is his latest novel.