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Bakunin's Son

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Bakunin's Son is the first English translation of the Italian novel Il figlio di Bakunin, the story of a young journalist with a tape recorder who travels through central Sardinia attempting to discover who Tullio Saba was. The result is the transcription of those conversations-colorful, amusing, and disturbing-which combine to form an extremely complex picture of a man wh ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published November 29th 1996 by Italica Press (first published 1991)
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Pat
Dec 10, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Un giudizio? Ne ho conosciuto altri, come lui, per cui la rivoluzione era un mito romantico. Quando è diventata pazienza e scrivania, lui ci è morto. Lui solo, per fortuna."

Fra testimonianze sincere o menzognere, espressioni d'affetto o d'indifferenza, di stima o di disprezzo, conosciamo Tullio Saba, figlio di "Bakunìn", calzolaio anarchico sardo. E sono le voci del coro di testimoni che narrano storie di antifascismo, storie di lotte e di botte, di fango e d'amore. Soprattutto narrano di Tulli
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Sean McLachlan
No, I didn't read this in Italian, but for some reason the English translation from Italica Press isn't on Goodreads.
This novella recounts the deeds of a left-wing activist in a small Sardinian mining town during the time of Mussolini. Bakunin, the famous anarchist, doesn't actually make an appearance here; the protagonist's father is nicknamed "Bakunin" for his own political activism.
Actually, "protagonist" isn't quite the right term, because the subject of this book is dealt with entirely thro
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Lucio Aru
Una lettura breve e piacevole che tocca di sfuggita diversi temi interessanti. Tradizione, la vita del paese, la chiacchiera, la guerra, il fascismo e perfino l'amore in qualche sua forma. Tante storie per raccontarne una, per descrivere un uomo. Da leggere
Tostoini
Nov 16, 2010 Tostoini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un libro bellissimo.
Scritto in maniera essenziale, poetico e amaro, un libro con dentro la Sardegna, i sardi, ma senza banalità, senza facili rappresentazioni oleografiche e stereotipe.
Un libro sull'inafferrabilità dei ricordi e sulla verità, su quello che resta di un uomo nella memoria di chi l'ha incontrato.
Un bel libro insomma.
Uno dei migliori, forse il migliore in assoluto per me, dei libri di Sergio Atzeni, scrittore che avrebbe meritato più attenzione in ambito nazionale, e la meriterebbe
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Riccardo
Dec 11, 2014 Riccardo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
dei tre suoi che ho letto, questo forse supera anche "passavamo sulla terra leggeri"
Simona
Aug 02, 2011 Simona rated it liked it
in italiano però :)
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Sergio Atzeni (Capoterra, 14 October 1952 – Carloforte, 6 September 1995) was a Sardinian writer.

Born in Capoterra, southern Sardinia, he moved to Cagliari where, as a journalist, he worked for some of the most important Sardinian newspapers. He also became a member of the PCI (Italian Communist Party), but later left the party, being disullusioned with politics. In 1986, he left Sardinia and trav
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