Ending Terrorism in Italy
Author: Anna Cento Bull, Philip Cooke
Ending Terrorism in Italy analyses processes of disengagement from terrorism, as well as the connected issues of reconciliation, truth and justice. It examines in a critical and original way how terrorism came to an end in Italy (Part I), and the legacy it has left behind (Part II). The book interrogates a wide array of published memoirs and a considerable number of new face-to-face interviews with both former terrorists and first and second generation victims In the last two decades, and especially in recent years, former extreme-right terrorists in Italy have started to talk about their past involvement in terrorist violence, including, for the first time, acts of violence which have for decades been considered taboo, that is to say, bomb attacks against innocent civilians. These narratives add to the perspectives offered by members of left-wing terrorist groups, such as the Red Brigades and Prima Linea. Surprisingly, these narratives have not been systematically examined, yet they form a unique and extremely rich source of first-hand testimony, providing invaluable insights into processes of youth radicalization and de-radicalization, the social re-integration of ex-terrorists, as well as personal and collective healing. Even less attention has been paid to the victims’ narratives or stories. Indeed, the views and activities of the victims and their associations have been seriously neglected in the scholarly literature on terrorism, not just in Italy, but elsewhere in Europe. The book therefore examines the perspectives of the victims and relatives of victims of terrorism, who over the years have formed dedicated associations and campaigned relentlessly to obtain justice through the courts, with little or no support from the state and, especially in the case of the bombing massacres, with increasing awareness that the state played a role in thwarting the course of justice. Ending Terrorism in Italy will be of interest to historians, social scientists and policy makers as well as students of political violence and post-conflict resolution. .
Italian Women and Autobiography
Author: Ioana Raluca Larco, Fabiana Cecchini
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The essays included in this collection examine issues such as identity and ideology which are at play in the female autobiography practice, along with the problematicity that these trigger in terms of self-representation and traditional formal boundaries. The women writers analyzed here through mainly historical, literary, feminist and psychoanalytic lenses cover a long period in the history of Italy, spanning from the Fascist era to our time. In an attempt to organize and connect these texts which are chronologically far apart, we have divided our contributions into two main parts. The first, “Shapes of Ideology,” includes authors interacting primarily with political ideology in a way that eventually entails the challenge of the official “technologies of gender” (De Lauretis, 1987) and implicitly, a reflection on the gendered identity. In the second part, “Reconsidering ideology, negotiating autobiography,” while the political ideology is not completely excluded, it becomes however something more internalized and relevant to the writers’ quest for identity. Such process bears consequences with respect to the canon of autobiography, as authors experiment with new forms of autobiographical narratives and readers become more and more an integral component of this personal endeavor.
Author: Par Lagerkvist
Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god. "Christos Iesus" is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith. He cannot pray. He can only say, "I want to believe." Translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair From the Trade Paperback edition.
Addressing cultural representations of women's participation in the political violence and terrorism of the Italian anni di piombo ('years of lead', c. 1969-83), this book conceptualizes Italy's experience of political violence during those years as a form of cultural and collective trauma.
Author: Pierpaolo Antonello
No other European country experienced the disruption of political and everyday life suffered by Italy in the so-called 'years of lead' (1969-c.1983), when there were more than 12,000 incidents of terrorist violence. This experience affected all aspects of Italian cultural life, shaping political, judicial and everyday language as well as artistic representation of every kind. In this innovative and broad-ranging study, experts from the fields of philosophy, history, media, law, cinema, theatre and literary studies trace how the experience and legacies of terrorism have determined the form and content of Italian cultural production and shaped the country's way of thinking about such events?
Il Corsaro Nero
Author: Emilio Salgari
Publisher: eBook Free
Metà del Seicento: Inghilterra e Francia combattono contro la potenza degli spagnoli e iniziano ad inviare navi corsare in scorribanda per l'Oceano per combattere quelle nemiche e danneggiare così il commercio delle loro colonie e nel1625 due navi, con a bordo i primi corsari, gettano l'ancora davanti all'isola di San Cristoforo e vi si stabiliscono. Ma una nave spagnola distrugge dopo cinque anni la loro base e i pochi che riescono a sopravvivere trovano un rifugio all'isola della Tortuga facendone la base di partenza per tutte le loro spedizioni. Gli abitanti di Santo Domingo però, vedendo che il loro commercio è in pericolo, dopo un attacco riescono a sconfiggerli e ad allontanarli. Un giorno però, i bucanieri e i filibustieri riescono a far ritorno all'isola. Arriva intanto alla Tortuga un nobile italiano circondato dal mistero, un certo Emilio signore di Ventimiglia, Valpenta e Roccabruna. Durante un assedio in Europa, durante la guerra fra Francia e Spagna, gli spagnoli tagliata la ritirata comprano un duca fiammingo, Van Guld, ordinandogli di tradire i superstiti italo-francesi rifugiatisi in una rocca. Riesce nel suo malvagio piano, ma uccide il fratello maggiore di Emilio, che, dopo essersi miracolosamente salvato dalla carneficina degli Spagnoli, per vendicarsi lo insegue nei Caraibi dove lui e i suoi due fratelli diventano il Corsaro Nero, Rosso e Verde(nero). Il romanzo ha inizio quando due filibustieri, Carmaux e Van Stiller, vengono ripescati dalla "Folgore", nave filibustiera appartenente a Emilio di Roccabruna, conte di Valpenta e di Ventimiglia, conosciuto come il Corsaro Nero. Una volta a bordo, i due raccontano al terribile comandante che suo fratello, Enrico di Ventimiglia conosciuto come il Corsaro Rosso era stato impiccato nella piazza di Maracaibo per ordine di Van Guld, governatore della città. Emilio decide così di recarsi a Maracaibo per sottrarre il cadavere del fratello e, reclutati Carmaux e Van Stiller, affida il comando della nave a Morgan, suo luogotenente. Dopo aver catturato una guardia spagnola e guadagnato l'aiuto di Moko, un africano eremita, i filibustieri giungono aMaracaibo. Dopo numerose avventure il Corsaro riesce a rapire la salma del fratello e a rimbarcarsi sulla Folgoredove, dopo aver celebrato il funerale del fratello, giura solennemente che sterminerà Van Guld e tutta la sua famiglia. Sulla strada del ritorno per la Tortuga, i filibustieri assaltano una nave spagnola che trasporta una bionda fanciulla che si fa chiamare Honorata Willerman, duchessa di Weltrendrem, di cui Emilio si innamora, ricambiato. Dopo essersi imbattuti in un terribile uragano la nave giunge finalmente alla Tortuga. Qui il racconto s'interrompe e l'autore introduce una parentesi storica, citando le imprese di grandi filibustieri realmente esistiti e spiegando cosa siano la filibusteria e la bucaneria. Ha poi inizio il racconto della spedizione per assalire Maracaibo. La caccia di Emilio lo porta, insieme a Carmaux, Wan Stiller, Moko e il soldato che avevano catturato poco tempo prima, promosso a guida del drappello, nella foresta vergine. Lì il gruppo incontrerà coguari e puzzole, vampiri, sabbie mobili e antropofagi. Giunti quasi alla meta, il soldato e Moko si fermano, mentre i tre filibustieri proseguono la caccia. Seguirà uno scontro contro le forze di Van Guld e l'assalto a Gibraltar. Finite queste avventure pericolose, il Corsaro scoprirà che Honorata è in realtà la figlia di Van Guld e, combattuto tra onore e amore, farà imbarcare la giovane su una scialuppa e l'abbandonerà in mare con enorme dolore. Il romanzo si conclude con Carmaux che dice al suo amico Wan Stiller: «Guarda lassù! Il Corsaro Nero piange».
Author: Emilio Salgari, Nico Lorenzutti
Publisher: Roh Press
India, 1857. Just when Tremal-Naik's life was getting back to normal, the Thugs of the Kali cult return to exact their revenge by kidnapping his daughter Darma. Summoned by Kammamuri, Sandokan and Yanez immediately set sail for India to help their loyal friend. But the evil sect knows of their arrival and thwarts them at every turn. Have our heroes finally met their match? It's the Tiger of Malaysia versus the Tiger of India in a fight to the death!
Author: Charles Dickens, Lionel Trilling
On the Brinks
Author: Sam Millar
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
‘Security guards told the police that they were surprised by assailants who had somehow evaded the sophisticated security system. They could not say how many robbers there were...it appears to be one of the biggest robberies in U.S. history.’ New York Times, front page In 1993 $7.4 million was stolen from the Brink’s Armored Car Depot in Rochester, New York, the fifth largest robbery in US history. Sam Millar was a member of the gang who carried out the robbery. He was caught, found guilty and incarcerated, before being set free by Bill Clinton's government as an essential part of the Northern Ireland Peace Process. This remarkable book is Sam's story, from his childhood in Belfast, membership of the IRA, time spent in Long Kesh internment camps and the Brinks heist and aftermath. Unputdownable.
Author: Giovanni Ruffini
This comic book is the combined volume of Red Quill Book's signature four-part Communist Manifesto Illustrated series. It also includes the full text of the original "Manifesto of the Communist Party" along with a new Preface and explanatory notes on the prologues "Reckoning at Highgate Cemetery," "Breadline Babooshka," "The Agricultural Treadmill," and "After Occupy." The Communist Manifesto has been described as "the most important political text of the 19th century" yet it remains a profoundly important political text even today. Crisis after crisis breathes new life into the idea of communism and Marxist thought in general. Anti-capitalist sentiment is renewing itself and it is hoped that this illustrated work helps facilitate a rediscovery of Marx and adds fuel to the imagination for another world.
This book presents empirical research on the nature and structure of political violence. While most studies of social movements focus on single-nation studies, Donatella della Porta uses a comparative research design to analyze movements in two countries--Italy and Germany--from the 1960s to the 1990s. Through extensive use of official documents and in-depth interviews, della Porta is able to explain the actors' construction of external political reality, and to build a theory on political violence that synthesizes the various interactions among political actors.
Author: Emilio Quadrelli
Publisher: Nda Press
Terrorism, Italian Style
Author: Ruth S. Glynn, Giancarlo Lombardi, Alan O'Leary
Publisher: Igrs, University of London
The legacy of Italy's experience of political violence and terrorism in the anni di piombo ('years of lead', c. 1969-83) continues to exercise the Italian imagination to an extraordinary degree. Cinema has played a particularly prominent role in articulating the ongoing impact of the anni di piombo and in defining the ways in which Italians remember and work through the atrocities and traumas of those years. Terrorism, Italian Style brings together some of the most important scholars contributing to the study of cinematic representations of the anni di piombo. Drawing on a comparative approach and a broad range of critical perspectives (including genre theory, family and gender issues, trauma theory and ethics), the book addresses an extensive range of films produced between the 1970s and the present and articulates their significance and relevance to contemporary Italian society and culture. Ruth Glynn is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Bristol.Giancarlo Lombardi is Professor of Italian Literature at the City University of New York. Alan O'Leary is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Leeds.