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Enrico Mattioli was born in an Italian city, the capital of that State, washed by a river, built on seven hills, of which he prefers not to make the name for privacy reasons.
Enrico started his career as a humorist, but an experience as a basic union delegate made him passionate about issues related to working environments. Humour and social, therefore, live together in his books.

Articles in english – Enrico Mattioli was born in an Italian city, the capital of that State, washed by a river, built on seven hills, of which he prefers not to make the name for privacy reasons.
Enrico started his career as a humorist, but an experience as a basic union delegate made him passionate about issues related to working environments. Humour and social, therefore, live together in his books.

All you need is shopping – Chapter four

  All you need All you need   Preview   It’s the end of the day and I’m at the register with Marta, the strange unionist. Her inverted use of auxiliaries amuses me. I invented, with ill-concealed presumption, a legend according to which she was electrocuted after reading Fromm’s essay, To have or to be?,…

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All you need is shopping – Chapter two

All you need   All you need Preview   All you need The new digital clock casts on the ceiling the time: half past three in the morning. I observe my toes and then the blanket on the floor that feel off while I looked for a comfortable position. I get up with my torso,…

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Rock n roll stars – chapter Mister Keith

  Imaginary stories of rock music   Johnny B. Boogie is the owner of this imaginary pub where he can meet his idols. It’s everyone’s dream, basically, and Johnny manages to make it happen in his mind. His name comes from the famous song by Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode, because according to Johnny B. Boogie,…

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Meditation: I broke my chakra

      Topic   Brenda and Brando  are two examples of female and male Alfa: successful and perfectly integrated persons. They approach meditation and yoga more for exhibitionism than for a real search for the self which, in this series, is represented by the Teacher, the means to reach the knowledge. The Teacher  is powerless in front of their…

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Africa, the future isn’t utopia

TELEVISION Thirty-three years have passed since the Live Aid solidarity project. It was the first big meeting live on TV, ninety-five percent of televisions connected from all over the planet. The world of rock tightened in support of Africa. In general, my controversy about television doesn’t concern the proposed content, but the choice of the…

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The end of the pain

    I’m a sleeping dog. Sometimes I bite when someone shakes me. You can understand much more by the expressions of person than from the words he/she says. A thousand faces who know nothing about the other one, meet each other at the same time, in a thousand places. Who knows how many things…

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The goniometer: everything is relative

    I call it “the goniometer theory”. It’s the tool used for measuring angles, but also for weighing the absolute truth, that consideration many persons think to possess.  What is it about? We ideally place an idea, a shape or an image at the centre of the tool and we turn around it until…

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Originality of the animal

    The ones I love the most are the people who have probably not even completed the fourth grade, that is, the absolutely simple people. I’m not saying this as a rhetoric. The petit-bourgeois culture, at least in my country (but perhaps also in France and Spain), is something that always leads to corruption,…

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How to Export the Promised Land

    Latin America and Africa Years ago I read the book by Gianni Minà, Continente Desaparecidos. The text dealt with the theme of misery and wars in the world: if two economic formats such as communism and socialism have failed, can we say that capitalism has triumphed? Famine is still a constant in too…

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Amusement Park

      In my book Best’ generation, there is a passage in which I refer to Amusement Park: Who was there before, before? – I wonder. In fact I needed the Amusement Park up to twenty-five years and more. I never stopped going, I just stopped telling everyone I went to it. It was…

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