Football and sport, female eroticism, dystopian noir: four collective narrative experiments

More than elevenof the Collettivo LAPS (Autonomous Laboratory of Spalline Productions) is probably the first collective novel born inside a curve. In this case it is the West Curve of SPAL, which self-produced and self-financed the project. A work that involved fourteen authors (who put aside their individuality to express themselves in the heterogeneous multitude of the collective), editors, curators of drafts and graphics to achieve a result of great social and cultural value, which emerges from the context of the city (Ferrara) and moves within the world of cheering and belonging, to demonstrate, without too many fancy flights, that the ghettoization of the curves, desired by the mainstream world, is trite and mediocre generalization of contents and behaviors of groups that are not easily labeled.

Thirteen characters (plus one) in love with SPAL decide to leave, each with their own methods and with their own motivations, for Bucharest, Romania, where the Ferrara team will have to face Rapid for a match valid for the Europa League preliminaries. The preparation of the trip, and the trip itself, become narration and the stories of this varied group of fans fit together, clash, intertwine, until they compose a well written mosaic. The book is embellished by the preface by Pierluigi Pardo (journalist from Dazn), and by the afterword by Enrico Testa (RAI journalist).

Chroma. Degenerate stories (Les Flaneurs Edizioni) is the new incisive work of the Tersite Rossi collective, known for its investigative novels and dystopian noirs, including It is already evening, everything is over (Pendragon) e Claims (Editions E / O). Chroma is composed of six stories that highlight the events of anti-heroes who move in a society where you cannot afford to lose if you want to be cataloged as a living being.

And so, between the pages, the mediocrities of pornographic sites flow, the kidnapping of a hard actor by the Nuclei Armed against the destruction of YouPorn, the Italic mists that generate legal sentences, souls lost in the mountain gorges, power games , distorted scenarios between Italy, Afghanistan and the land of impossible redemptions. Tersite Rossi manages to be faithful in his infidelity in not following the same narrative style for all the stories. The narrators, the sequences, the lexical developments change. What unites the whole is the why that generates the stories. A manifesto of denunciation towards the disintegration to which we are leading contemporary society.

Riot, by the Oradaria collective (Mille Battute Edizioni), is an anthology dedicated to places and sport that involves eleven of the best independent names on the Italian and international publishing scene. They range from the diehard fan of a Romagna pool team to athletes devoted to North Korea and to Dear Leader, from the slums of Bucharest to the bocce matches in an elderly center in Latina, from the anthropologically illuminating playgrounds in New York to the nocturnal marathons in the Alps, from the memories in the smell of real socialism of a player from Partizan Tirana to a dystopian tournament of croquet in the depths of Veneto, from the chronicle of a sporting Sunday in Milan during the Years of Lead to the confession of an Emilian amateur tournament sportsman struggling with his own spleen, up to the English rugby seen as an atheist religion.

Submerged districtsof the Natalibera collective (Mille Battute Edizioni), collects the works of twelve Italian authors struggling with eroticism, sensuality and drives. A female imaginary with many facets, different and original points of view, narrative vivacity, sometimes opposite dynamics, sometimes similar.

Behind the eroticism there are the places, whether they are Paris, Bologna, Los Angeles, Locarno, Rome, Bangkok or Berlin, the settings are not simple frames for what the characters stage, but real protagonists of the stories.

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