Festival del libro-Book festival
Dear little philosophers,
are you ready for an unusual lesson? We won’t talk about an ancient or modern philosopher but about an event concerning the books: the Salento Book Festival.
There are a lot of moments you can enjoy and you have time until July 22nd.
You’ll know important personalities of culture, journalism and literature such as Francesco Giorgino, Don Antonio Mazzi, the actor Gioele Dix but also Max Laudadio of the tv program“Striscia la notizia” . There will also be the actress and writer Chiara Francini, author of “My Mother must not know” and “Don’t talk with the full mouth”.
The towns of the festival are Corigliano D’otranto, Galatina, Galatone, Gallipoli and Nardò. If I were you I would take advantage of this cultural initiative to visit all the incredible and marvellous Salento!
However, before leaving you, I’d like to ask you a question starting from the words of Umberto Eco, one of the most important and known writers, philologists and linguists of the Italian and international panorama. Ready?
“Who doesn’t read, at 70 years will have lived only one life: his own. Who reads will have lived 5000 years: he was there when Cain killed Abel, when Renzo married Lucia, when Leopardi admired the infinite… because reading is an immortality backwards”. (CIT. Umberto Eco)
What do you think? How important is reading for you? Which genres do you prefer?
Maria Domenica Depalo
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Rieccomi! Per quanto riguarda la domanda con cui hai chiuso il post, la lettura ha un ruolo fondamentale per me, e il genere che preferisco in assoluto è lo young adult: un po’ perché mi fa tornare adolescente, un po’ perché chi scrive libri di quel tipo generalmente riesce ad usare gli stessi “ingredienti” dei romanzi rosa senza scadere nel melenso. Forse il libro young adult più bello che abbia mai letto è questo: https://wwayne.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/un-viaggio-memorabile/. Lo conosci?
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