Milano – Friday 17th September 2021, at 18.30, in Milan in the suggestive setting of Villa Necchi Campiglio the presentation of the book is scheduled The last in the class by Andrea Carandini.
Milano – Together with the author Andrea Carandini intervene Giovanni Agosti, Eva Cantarella, Beniamino Piccone e Antonio Troiano; moderate Magnificent Frame. Free admission upon reservation via email and with the obligation of a Green Pass.
Milano – The last representative of a small, critical and enlightened social group, now almost completely extinct, Andrea Carandini (Rome, 1937) is one of the leading archaeologists contemporaries. He has been digging our buried civilizations for decades, driven by the desire to touch and tell the lesser known aspects of those lost worlds. In this autobiographyMoved by this spirit, he becomes an anthropologist and archaeologist of his class, of his family and of himself.
Its intent is to speak to those who are already on the shores of the new world to suggest some orientation, collected among the ruins, which he considers useful for moving towards the future. His father, Nicolò Carandini, was the first ambassador to London of the newborn Italian Republic; his mother, Elena Albertini, was the daughter of Senator Luigi Albertini, director of the Corriere della Sera, removed by Mussolini for his anti-fascism. Although he opposed the bourgeoisie in his youth criticism from which he came, the author now recognizes in the examples of his environment still valid models for a liberal and democratic ruling class.
With one foot in the twentieth century and the other in the new century, goes back, to the most remote ancestors, putting his hand, with wonder and emotion, on a vast array of publications, documents, letters, diaries and images. Wandering among the ruins, still almost intact, of what his world has been, he encourages us to keep the good inherited in order to avoid a new era of barbarism. From the ancestors to the heirs, Andrea Carandini traces in these pages the balance of a whole life, full, lucky but not without stumbling and travail (he has ten years of Freudian analysis behind him). Thus, he alternates narrative chapters, where he recounts all his ages – the child, the young, the mature man and the old man – with decidedly non-fictional chapters. Memory, in fact, does not limit itself to restoring naked events but re-elaborates them in the light of a profound reflection that attempts to unravel unexpected truths and meanings in the tangled tangle of existence.
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