On Friday, July 14th Michele Serra will be on stage at the cloister of San Nicoḷ with the reading Twenty-five Years Later. "Not even an hour of reading praises the glory and misery of the written word, the glory and misery of journalism, its desperate hurry and its voluntary fatigue."
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER MICHELE SERRA’S READING AT THE FESTIVAL
Michele Serra and the Hammock.
A brief, public analysis of twenty-five years of daily commentaries, in the pursuit (vain) of twenty-five years of Italian history; every day in equilibrium between comic and tragic.
Serra measures himself with the impressive amount of his words, which relentless archives give him back as if nothing could be forgotten forever. Within these he finds pieces of himself which he recognizes, others which he no longer recognizes: time changes men and changes their words. He wonders if his work had a common thread. He discovers more than one trace, and this is a relief. But above all, he discovers within the art of writing – and not only his - the desperate desire to sort things out, to deal with the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed.
"Not even an hour of reading praises the glory and misery of the written word, the glory and misery of journalism, its desperate hurry and its voluntary fatigue."