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Bagheria (1993)

by Dacia Maraini

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    marieke54: Esp. pp. 138-148: Villa Valguarnera in Bagheria and pp. 164-180: Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi in Palermo
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Sehr interessant mit vielen Details fuer Einheimische: Ein Buch, das sehr viel über die Gefühle und Traditionen der Süditaliener widerspiegelt und einen Einblick in die Welt Siziliens gibt. Wer sich - wie ich zum Zeitpunkt des Lesens - zudem noch in dem kleinen Städtchen Bagheria, wenige Kilometer von Palermo entfernt, befindet, hat anhand des Buches die optimale Möglichkeit, die Geschichte "abzulaufen" und jedes Detail der Erzählung in den realistischen Kulissen Bagherias zu erspüren.
  r1hard | Nov 22, 2009 |
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An exploration of the landscape of early memory After being imprisoned with her family in a Japanese concentration camp, Dacia Maraini returns to her past. In sensuous detail, she describes Sicily, the town of Bagheria, and the ancestral villa to which she returned as a child after two horrific years of internment. Villa Valguarnera recalls the memory of Maraini's spiritual struggles and her rebellion against her elitist social class. She also discusses her experience of child abuse. Bagheria is a tale of corruption: Centuries of the town's past unfold alongside Maraini's family history as she details the involvement of the mafia in the architectural decimation of Bagheria in the 1970s.… (more)

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