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In 1943, the Greek island of Cephalonia was the center of a military confrontation between the German and the Italian armies, which ended with the massacre of more than five thousand Italian soldiers. As a reminiscent of that incident, author Luigi Ballerini has composed a two-voice monologue depicting both the victim s and his tormentor s contrasting profiles that include honor, conscience, power, fury, wisdom, and moral blindness. The language is sophisticated as well as colloquial, reflecting modern Italian poetry and the author s ability to reveal obscure angles of human conscience and history."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 160 x 210 x 16mm | 300g
  • Vaso Roto Ediciones
  • Madrid, United States
  • Spanish
  • Bilingual edition
  • 8415168284
  • 9788415168287
  • 2,656,499

About Luigi Ballerini

Luigi Ballerini is an Italian poet, essayist, historian, and Literature professor at UCLA. He has written various essays on medieval and contemporary literature as well as several anthologies of American and Italian poetry, including "Che figurato muore, Il terzo gode, Uscita senza strada," and "Uno monta la luna."show more