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Special issue on Terra Matta

Moss, David


In 2007 Einaudi published a book entitled Terra matta, by an unknown Sicilian author, Vincenzo Rabito, which would rapidly become a bestseller. In 2012 a film derived from the book, Terramatta; Il Novecento italiano di Vincenzo Rabito analfabeta siciliano, was presented at the Venice Film Festival to great acclaim. In introducing our analyses of that cultural phenomenon, I describe the nature of the typescript and set it in the context of other writings by Italy's diversamente colti. I chart...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Modern Italian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/1354571X.2014.897435


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