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The volume “Everyone says spartenza. Written on Tommaso Bordonaro “edited by Santo Lombino, published in 2019 by the Sicilian Linguistic and Philological Studies Center with a preface by Roberto Sottile, collects essays, interventions and reviews by scholars and scholars on the characteristics and the fortune of the autobiographical memory” La spartenza “of Tommaso Bordonaro (Bolognetta 1909-Florida 2000), Sicilian farmer who emigrated to the United States in 1947 and lived there for half a century. Bordonaro tells of his childhood, his contrasts with his father, the fuitina, the premature death of his first wife, the choice of a second partner and that of emigrating to support the large family and give a future to the five children. In 1988 he wrote the memorial which won the Pieve Prize for the best unpublished diary and was published by Einaudi in 1991 and by Navarra in 2013.
Santo Lombino (Bolognetta, Palermo, 1951). Graduated in Philosophy at the University of Palermo, he worked in the State Railways and taught literary subjects and subsequently history and philosophy in state high schools. He presented the memoir “La spartenza” by Tommaso Bordonaro at the Pieve Award, edited the publication of autobiographical writings by numerous popular authors. He founded cultural associations, organized exhibitions and study conferences, edited radio broadcasts, was part of the editorial staff of cultural magazines, including “Nuova Busambra” and “Sicilian historical studies”. He wrote “The times of the place” (1986) “Look for another world” (2002), “A long civil passion” (with G. Nalli, 2004), “Five generations (2007),” The grain, the olive tree e l’ogliastro ”(2015),“ A country at the crossroads. History of Bolognetta “(2016). Since 2017 he has been scientific director of the “Museum of the Spartenze of the Rocca Busambra area”, based in Villafrati (Palermo).
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