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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.

I buy an illusion – Ugo Foscolo and Giacomo Leopardi in the age of the shopping mall

    Dreams are wishes for happiness, sang Cinderella in the Italian translation of Disney’s fairy tale. This is not a simple, innocuous quote. Because from Cinderella’s songs, we slide to Freud’s theories and the question about dreams becomes serious. What interests us now is that dreams are the basis on which the instruments of…

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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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One, nobody and Facebook

  I know people who have deleted themselves from Facebook and are still alive!   It’s just a joke, but it expresses the wonder of the world which continues beyond social media. Sometimes, the most obvious things seem out of reach. At the bottom of everything, there’s the way we use it.   THE BEGINNING…

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We’ll miss you to death: funeral on television

funeral funeral In the sea of format Lack of creativity. Very bad ideas. Common sense which can’t be found. Every type of reality is broadcast on television. In a little time we will also watch funerals. Everything will be perfect. Testimonies of childhood and adolescent friendships. The first kiss. Anecdotes. Family members. The school and…

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