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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.

Books translated – 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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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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Show business’ stars – chapter two

  Certificate of deposit – CC BY-NC-   My surname has origins from Campania, but my grandparents moved to Rome after the war. Aldo, my father, responsible for human resources at Poste Italiane, had worked in Sardinia, Lombardy, Marche, and during a holiday in London, he met Marina, my mother. She was from San Lazzaro…

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Show business’ stars – chapter three

Show business’ stars       Show business’ stars Troubles in my career began in a theater of the distant Este, province of Padova, on account of a show called Confessions of an actress of failure, which was staged harassment suffered by a girl with fine attainments. I played the role of the teacher who…

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Show business’ stars

Show business’ stars     NOTES Show business’   Documentation work meets many resistances. Few people willingly accept that an outsider insinuates himself into their operating environment to try and reproduce it. Many will find in that attempt aspects treated marginally, they will question their authenticity. Stars of dust, is a story on the show…

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Cast and customers – chapter two

cast and customers   Preview   The contact with the public was intriguing and perverse. Clients were obsessed with the gift stamps: the more they bought, the more points they collected. Paradoxically, they knew that those discounts were only presumptuous. They asked the amount of their grocery shopping, so that if they didn’t get to…

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Cast and customers – chapter four

cast and customers     Preview   Saturday. Bus. Stop. If I lost the meeting with Belinda, the day would have started in the wrong way. That day, I saw her getting on the bus that preceded mine. Everything seemed to row against me. On Saturdays, the volunteers for the Caritas usually arrived to collect…

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Best’ generation – chapter four

        Certificate of deposit – CC BY-NC-ND Best’ generation Ursula reopened the remembrance drawer. She was engaged to Duilio, who today is the barman of the Banda Larga, but at that time he was John Lee D, the King of the Rock in our neighbourhood. He was the king and she was…

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