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Perspectives on Florence

Posted on 25 April 2012

"Perspectives on Florence", organized by the Language Centre of the European University Institute, presents Francesco Recami who will describe an "unexpected Florence" in his novel "Prenditi cura di me".

The event takes place in the Badia Fiesolana, Emeroteca, on Thursday 3 May at 17.30. Camilla Salvi and Annarita Zacchi will serve as discussants of the event which will be held in Italian. 

Francesco Recami

"Prenditi cura di me" examines the fragile relationship between two generations and the hardships and tenderness of looking after the elderly. Forty year old Stefano lives in Florence. Abandoned by his wife, childless and full of debts, he works as a free-lance transporter. In conflict with his mother, their relationship changes when she has a stroke and he is forced to cope with the insane management of hospitals, ambiguous solidarity and a chaotic and congested future, a reflection of the traffic in the city, a daily nightmare for Stefano.

Francesco Recami was born in 1956 in Florence where he still lives and works. His first literary novel “L’ errore di Platini” was published in 2006, followed by “Il correttore di bozze” (2007) and “Il superstizioso” (2008). “Prenditi cura di me” was one of 12 finalists for the famous “Strega” award (ed 2010).

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