In the new issue there is also an eleven-page focus on superstitions and beliefs that regain strength in these difficult times and the special on Lucca Comics & Games. The Agendina 2022 in three colors is also available on newsstands. The digital extra is a focus on scary children’s books
Occult, myths, conspiracies: in a difficult present superstitions take back their strength, in various forms. Eleven pages of «la Lettura» # 517 are dedicated to different aspects of the theme: the new issue is on newsstands and in the App. In the focus it turns out that today, after the pandemic, violence against women accused of witchcraft is growing in New Guinea. What cases of cannibalism emerged in Europe in the Bourbon age. That conspiracy appears to be a modern phenomenon and instead was true in the days of the ancient Greeks. Adriano Favole, Mauro Bonazzi, Livia Capponi, Michaela Valente, Amedeo Feniello write about these and other thematic junctions. Numerous essays have been published on the subject: articles by Donatella Puliga, Carlo Bordoni, Antonio Carioti talk about it. Of the link between the trickster, the joking demon, and the sciences, writes Paolo Zellini. And a trial of a “witch” in 1528 has re-emerged from the papers, staged as a show in the State Archives of Rome: Franco Cordelli writes about it.
Close the focus the physicist Carlo Rovelli, with a reflection on the ancient Chinese text of Zhuangzi, which reformulated the idea of dualism between subject and object two thousand years ago, anticipating the gaze of quantum science. Many writers in number, like Sandro Veronesi reflects on the stories of the American Allan Gurganus proposed by Playground.
In the App de “la Lettura”, in addition to the most recent issue of the insert, it is also possible to read the Theme of the Day daily, a focus extra digital only newspaper. Sunday 24 October is a path curated by Pierdomenico Baccalario among the scary children’s books: masterpieces of a genre (feared by parents) among which When Helen comes for you by Mary Downing Hahn and, for the little ones, the dark tale Coraline by Neil Gaiman. On the new issue Baccalario interviews Jack Meggitt-Phillips on the occasion of the book’s release Bethany and the beast (translation by Giulia De Biase, Rizzoli, pages 240, € 16.50); both Jack Meggitt-Phillips and Baccalario will be guests of Lucca Comics & Games, scheduled from Friday 29 October to Monday 1 November, an event to which the section that closes the new issue of “la Lettura” is dedicated and which also includes articles by Damiano Fedeli, Chiara Severgnini and Cecilia Bressanelli. Among the Themes of the Day, the one of Saturday 23 October is also available: the opening of the novel The meridian from Shirley Jackson (1916-1965), which came out on October 28 for Adelphi, in the translation by Silvia Pareschi. Cristina Taglietti writes about the novel in the supplement.
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On newsstands with the “Corriere” has also arrived the Agenda of “Reading” 2022, also this year available in three (new) color variants: it is available on newsstands with the “Corriere della Sera” (at the cost of e 9.90) and you can also book on PrimaEdicola.it and then pick up at newsstands. At the beginning, the reflection of the editor of the “Corriere” Luciano Fontana on the “desire for normality” which has led to the rediscovery of the importance of knowledge and reading. And as per tradition, once again this year a well-known writer proposes an unpublished one: il croato Slobodan Schneider, author of The repair of the world (Solferino), invites us to dwell on the deeper values of diary writing and on the absolute freedom of memory.
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