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Quel che resta. Le voci: “I passi nel bosco” by Sandro Campani (#IICMONTREALWEBINARSERIES)



Quel che resta. Le voci: “I passi nel bosco”  by Sandro Campani (#IICMONTREALWEBINARSERIES)

The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is pleased to present the series of conversations entitled "Quel che resta. Le voci", created by Francesco D’Arelli, Vito Teti and Demetrio Paolin. "Quel che resta" is an opportunity for dialogue and thought, which involves writers, photographers, artists ... and aspires to be a different way of inhabiting space and stopping along the roads of the web.

Tuesday, Novembre 24th 2020, 3.00 pm EST (9.00 pm, Rome)

Registration required

The writer Sandro Campani will participate in "Quel che resta", and will give voice to his latest work, I passi nel bosco (Einaudi, 2020), in a conversation with Demetrio Paolin, writer, Vito Teti, anthropologist and professor at Calabria, and Francesco D'Arelli, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Montréal.

“Some men keep secrets, while others are made of the same substance as secrets. They seem to have no past, or have too much of it. Luchino is one of these: impregnable, loved and hated by anyone, envied and despised, far from everything and yet always so present. I passi nel bosco tells the carousel of relationships, the grace we recognize to the winners and the misery that seems to fall on the losers. There are many characters in this novel, but only one knows everyone's destiny: the forest. And anyone who has learned his rules knows well that if you decide to cut down a single plant, you have to take into account all the others" (from the quarto di copertina).

Sandro Campani was born in 1974 and grew up in Val Dragone, in the municipality of Montefiorino, in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. His mother is from the Modena Apennines, his father from the Reggio Apennines. Now he lives in the province of Reggio Emilia, and works as a graphic designer for ceramics. He has published È dolcissimo non appartenerti più (Playground, 2005), Nel paese del magnano (Italic Pequod, 2010), La terra nera (Rizzoli, 2013), Il giro del miele (Einaudi, 2017), I passi nel bosco (Einaudi, 2020). He wrote and sang songs for Sicamore Trees (from 1995 to 2002) and for Ismael (from 2008 to today). He collaborates as a songwriter with other musicians.

Vito Teti is the founder and current director of the Centre for the Study of the Anthropologies and the Literatures of the Mediterranean at the University of Calabria, where he also holds the chair in cultural anthropology. In his research he has devoted particular attention to the eating habits of the peoples of the Mediterranean area, to the anthropology of travel and migration, to rituals and feasts in traditional and contemporary societies, to the representations of the Italian South. He is the author of various collections of essays, of historical novels, of short stories (which have been translated in English, French and Spanish), as well as of photo reportages and ethnographic documentaries. Among his most recent publications are Pietre di pane (Quodlibet, 2011; Stones into bread, Guernica Editions, 2018); Il patriota e la maestra (Quodlibet, 2012) Maledetto Sud (Einaudi, 2013; Fine pasto. Il cibo che verrà (Einaudi 2015); Terra Inquieta. Antropologia dell’erranza meridionale, (Rubbettino, 2015); Storia del peperoncino. Cibi, simboli e culture tra Mediterraneo e mondo (Donzelli, 2016); Quel che resta. L’Italia dei paesi, tra abbandono e ritorno, (Donzelli, 2017); A filo doppio. Un’antologia di scritture calabro-canadesi (Donzelli, 2017; con Francesco Loriggio); Prevedere l’imprevedibile. Presente, passato e futuro in tempo di coronavirus (Donzelli, 2020).

Demetrio Paolin, born in Canelli, lives in Turin. He collaborates with Corriere della Sera. He wrote some essays and novels. With Conforme alla Gloria (Voland, 2016) he was among the 12 finalists at the 2016 Strega award. Anatomia di un profeta (Voland, 2020) is his latest novel.



Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Time: At 3:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

Entrance : Free