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"Roberto Andōs novel - says the literary jury - is one of the most gratifying narrative surprises of the current literary year. Strong, tender, compact, tense, very tense, like an action thriller, but also of thought and feeling, with unusual emotional scores, in the capital moments of history, The hidden child, punctuated and as if guided by the poetry of Konstantinos Kavafis (Ithaca and beyond), brings to the stage a Naples, which is a city-world, a babel horrendous, wrapped in a web of enigmas and denunciations, subjected to a crime that, between true Camorra and Camorra fiction, has now penetrated it and infused into each organ. Naples is the sick heart in the body of every small and great history of humanity. Irredeemable. In Naples, in this Naples, it is the criminals who conduct the investigations. It is the devil who listens to confessions beyond the grate, in an entirely desecrated geography, where the cave of the Cumaean Sibyl has become the receiving place for the clan armories. With no more than an ounce of folklore, even the sun, a myth of evil, darkened, Naples, the terrible protagonist, has dried up in itself - theirs - made its own by a sprawling organization and, it hurts to say, invincible. "Below is the film of the award ceremony in full format.
14 September 2020 © Media Team Cosimo De Medici Magazine
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