Andrea Giovenes „Autobiographie des Giuliano Sansevero“ | EUROtoday

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Andrea Giovene was born in 1904 as a late descendant of an previous, noble Neapolitan household that has been documented because the eleventh century. His alter ego Giuliano di Sansevero isn’t inferior to him, and a sure awkward the Aristocracy is probably the most placing function of his fashion. Although the five-volume cycle of Sansevero's fictional autobiography, printed between 1966 and 1970, was far out of step with the zeitgeist of the time, Giovene was capable of obtain worldwide recognition with it and was even briefly thought of for the Nobel Prize. Today it is usually an insider tip in Italy.

After recounting his youth and the bohemian years marked by journey and love entanglements within the first two volumes, Giuliano withdraws from the world within the third quantity, which is about within the mid-Thirties, so as to discover one that’s fully his personal, removed from the hustle and bustle of fascism. “The path the modern world was on was a mistake,” he says. Luckily there’s the Mezzogiorno, whose underdevelopment now proves to be a bonus. In the fictional Calabrian village of Licudi, situated on a steep coast under the true Monte Palanuda, the household nonetheless owns an olive grove. Giuliano desires to construct “the house of houses” there – even when the title is much less superlative than it appears. In Licudi, homes have at all times consisted of 1 room; A home with a number of rooms is due to this fact a “house of houses”.