DI MERCOLEDI' - Avevo vent'anni e partii soldato

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Villa Argentina, Viareggio's Art Nouveau jewel, hosts every Wednesday afternoon a meeting between writers and readers. The event is promoted by the 'Villa Argentina' Promotion Committee in collaboration with the 'Viareggio Lungomare Bookstore'. At the end, an aperitif will be offered to the participants.


In today's meeting the book "Avevo vent'anni e partii soldato - La storia di un italiano negli anni della Grande guerra" by Elena Innocenti (Silvana Editoriale) is presented.


The book deals with the diary of Adolfo Pecorini, the grandfather of the author, who left for the war at twenty years of age in 1914. It is not just a transcription: it is a "story" that has the dignity of a serious and accurate reconstruction of facts, but also talking about memories of life; it transmits the sentiment and emotions of the protagonist, as well as those of his granddaughter, who finds herself face to face with this man, much younger than her, through a sort of temporal inversion. Elena has a dialogue with her grandfather, but also follows his footsteps.


Elena Innocenti has a passion for the studying since the years of Classical High School and the degree in Mathematics. After the working experience in the field of computer design, she got back to her passion for reading, writing and traveling, backed by a great curiosity for the knowledge of different places and people. She collaborates for exhibitions, publishes tales and received various comments in literary prizes.


The author will be present at the conference; introduction and presentation by Marisa Napolitano, Professor of History, former president of the Association of Amici dei Musei in Fiesole and member of the Ars et Fides Association. Luciano Luciani, Scientific Director of the Museo del Risorgimento in Lucca, will participate. Projection of photographic documentation about the Carnia and Carso region, war scene of the X Battalion Bersaglieri Ciclisti.


Please note that all conferences are in Italian.


Viareggio, Villa Argentina, via Vespucci ang. via Fratti
2017, September 6
at 6:00 pm
Free admission, reservation recommended


More information

Villa Argentina
via Vespucci, angolo via Fratti - Viareggio
Tel. +39 0584 1647600 - b.bertacchini@provincia.lucca.it

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Viale Carducci, 10 - Viareggio
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