Murigge

Emanuel Gargano

  • Author Emanuel Gargano
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 21,5 x 28,5 cm
  • Pages 192
  • Illustrations 150
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836636570
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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Abstract

Murigge is an attempt to retrace the sensations and highlights of my personal history: the childhood, adolescence, and youth I spent growing up near Assisi, in the Italian region of Umbria.
Like my predecessors who’ve embarked upon similar paths into the past, I sought and soon stumbled upon objects, scents, flavors, and music that switched on the unconscious engine of a curious time machine. I believe history holds a darkness, and must be illuminated by the dazzling light of memory; in order to do so, I used an artificial, dim light to view my past self. I experienced the joys and sorrows of times both recent and remote, when light might well have been more intense than it is today, or perhaps not...
I flipped a switch, and reflected on my origins, fortunate or unfortunate as they may be. I don’t know whether it was I who needed this, or my marvelous land.
Emanuel Gargano