‘1973, Rock’n Roll, Nazis and Monty Python’, dystopian yellow by Bonadonna and Pucci Poppi

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An international thriller set in a 1973 that never existed, but could have, and which co-stars Monty Python, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Leni Riefenstahl, Jagger & Richards, Amanda Lear, Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed, Bob Marley , Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. It is “1973, Rock ‘n Roll, Nazis and Monty Python”, a novel just released by Round Robin Editrice (236 pages, 14 euros) written jointly by Federico Bonadonna and Pierluca Pucci Poppi, which will be presented on Thursday 27 May at 19.30 by Andrea Colombo and Andrea Augello at the Lo Spartito bar, at the Auditorium della Musica in Rome.


The story is to make your head spin: the Second World War never broke out, because during the Night of the Long Knives of 1934 Adolf Hitler died during the fighting between the SS and the Sa. On December 26, 1973, the funeral of Benito Mussolini was celebrated in Rome, in the presence of the leaders of the planet, including the elderly Führer of Germany, Ernst Röhm. The German Chancellor has a problem: Leni Riefenstahl, the regime’s filmmaker, has discovered a very dangerous film, which he brings to London to his friends Monty Python. Between Rome, Beirut, Berlin, London and Moscow, the services of various countries are trying to recover a film they don’t know much about, against the backdrop of the wars of national liberation in Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, Algeria and Palestine. The director of Italian services, General Cossiga, instructs Colonel Bruno Strano to find the film …

A dystopian, ironic and very “rock ‘n roll” novel, as it is in the chords of its authors. Federico Bonadonna has written articles for Il Manifesto, Liberation, Alternatives for socialism, MicroMega. He wrote the screenplay for the film Civico Zero directed by Citto Maselli. He has published, among others, The name of the bum (DeriveApprodi, 2001), The cognition of power (Castelvecchi, 2015), Hostia the innocence of evil (Round Robin, 2018) from which he is taking care of the theatrical and cinematographic transposition with Lino Pig cheek. Pierluca Pucci Poppi is a professional journalist and writer. He has published in Foreign Affairs, Panorama, Il Giornale, L’Indipendente, La Verità, Area, Storia in Rete, The State, Italy Weekly, Barbadillo.it, IntelligoNews. He was the Italian correspondent of the French weekly Valeurs Actuelles from 2006 to 2018. He is the author of the essay Gaddafi. The rise and fall of a global opponent (Aliberti, 2011) and the novel The Days of the Hammer (Irradiations 2013).

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