Napoli inside the volcano heat - Montage of including Andy Wahrol Vesuviopainting
- Not quite sensible really!
As a tourist in Tuscany's rolling hills, breathtaking views and fiery colors in November, around the winding switchback, sparkling grape vines and cypress that rise like exclamation points around chianticounties vineyards. In Siena's medieval quarter and including Pisa and Firenze art treasures from the Renaissance:
- So I become hit by the book Gomorrah of Roberto Saviano on the Naples Camorra.
- In cafes and hotel rooms, I read the book.
Saviano texts said to have started as a blog as he was a student and when he went around on scooters and followed in Naples Camorra as a part of his philosophy studies at the University Federico II of Naples.
Saviano is a journalist on the method of reconnaissance. On the spot, he sees the victims of the Camorra vendettas, murder and drug sales. He follows the criminal activities and engaged closestudies of current locations; Naples' port, textile factories in the old worn-out industrial buildings in the suburbs, building "poisoned by cement, drug sales and speed of youth gangs in Casal de Principe, legal business hotels in Scotland and especially garbage management and visits to Tierra del Fuego in soups dumped in Caserta - field.
Interviews and discussions on site is monitored by police reports, autopsy protocols, lists of berthing ships and the art of magic away a number of cargoes, fifty thousand fake waybills, In Naples port.
Radio and newspaper reports are reviewed and he describes how young people entering the photo in question arrested gangsters on their mobile phones. Depictions of bestial killings are so painful in its details that you have to put down the book during the reading.
Narrative pace draws energy just in the collection of facts, not least by name camorister running through the document. The language is literary. Saviano is working with metaphors and build a world view through the image of the system. See the Camorra, which like the stronger a la Machiaveli rules the world with threats of violence and Euros. The system spares none. There are no razor sharp boundaries between the rich North and the impoverished south, or between the white and the black economy.
- Actually, there are only losers.
Globalization is taking hold and, in principle, are all involved and affected.
- Yet it is fundamentally, I think, a post-colonial situation (southern Italy who exploited developing countries) that exists for people in the beautiful Bay of Naples and as portrayed in Gomorrah. Saviano has written a novel of development. Along the way an ego made entry. He is looking for a place where he can reflect on the words without the ability to be corrupt. The choice becomes Pasolinis grave in Casarsa in the Friuli-Venezia region in the northeastern Italy. Where he can scream out his "I know my time, I know," and he decides to become a truth-telling wittness.
Maybe it's those who do not give up becoming a model. Those who come forward, like the priest Don Peppino Diana, or the teacher in Mondragone who dared to testify after having seen a murder committed. Those who are active and sincere in the fight against the Camorra with their lives.The chapter on the murdered priest, Don Peppino ends with a biblical text about Gomorrah, which may Peppino prepared, as the sermon when he met his killers in the church in Casal de Principe, and has been given its name to the book.
It is easy to make literary allusions to Saviano hike: As a contemporary Dante wanders he rather go scooter, by Camorraland. It is a realm of death, like Dante's hell depiction of the divine comedy, albeit shifted to the earth life and the contemporary consumer society. Gateway to hell is Naples' port is actually not far from the entrance to Hell, Lago DÁverno, as Dante entered into with Virgil as went into The Divine Comedy.
The ending is superb, "the ultimate circuit '- see the final station in the walk in Camorraland: In Tierra del Fuego, dump FREQUENCY Casertesregion, consumer society ultimate outpost hike with his feet sunk in the mud rescues himself up on a floating refrigerator and pushes out a scream with his stomach full force in a,
- Where did you get, you bastards!
- Still, I am not dead!
Like Dante, he may also find themselves in a life in exile after writing the book. It is also said to be difficult for him to move in the home area of Naples without having ever bodyguard protection.
Saviano's book is well written with a volcanic heat may be said. Perhaps it is that makes the literary associations present themselves. Strangely enough, the poor attention of the big Swedish newspapers specially DN. Saviano has nevertheless recently, November 22, visited Stockholm (SVD Attended and Junivallen with festive recording GADGET) and an intense depiction of contemporary society may be looking for. One who wrote passionately already this summer on Roberto Saviano and his book is a blogger Junivallen and also Bodil Malmsten have noted it.
Rating: Five out of five volcanoes
Other blogs Camorra: Other blogs about Naples: Other blogs on Roberto Saviano
© Thommy Sjöberg