Valerio Evangelisti – At Alphaville’s Periphery


That amazing Evangelisti!

This is a collection of thrilling essays, that, touching upon modernity and its (lack of) literary expression in Italy, deals with literature and cinema with a particular focus on genre fiction and its dignity. With his crystal-clear and never pedantic style, Evangelisti manages to convey critical analyses which are not at all banal, by simply making use of the force of his intelligence and his arguments, avoiding any academic aura. Besides a few repetitions when talking about science-fiction (this is a collection of articles written for books and journals), this is a really extraordinary essay, more intense and sharp in the first section, more witty in the last one (when it deals with “trash” cinema).

Translation by Stefano Bragato (edited by Sara Di Girolamo)

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Heiko H. Caimi
Author and screenwriter, he has been teaching Creative Writing since 1999. He collaborated with the Publisher Tranchida from 2007 to 2009 as a teacher at Forrester School, as a member of the management board and as an editor of the editorial board, as well as an author of the on-line magazines "Gluck59" and "Teneke". He has worked as a writer of short stories with Mondadori and GVE publishers and publishes short stories, articles, reviews and poems with various on-line magazines. He participated as a poet in the VII Annual Carovana dei Versi (Caravan of Verses) in 2012-2013, and some of his works have been be published in 2013 in an anthology by the publishing house Abrigliasciolta of Varese. He has taught courses on writing and screenwriting at the Egea Bookstore of Bocconi University in Milan, at I.I.S. A.Lunardi in Brescia in several libraries and associations in the district of Brescia and in some Swiss schools. A film for which he wrote the screenplay has been optioned twice. He worked as a writer in an international production ("Haiti Voodoo", 2011). A long time ago he played in several bands and collaborated on several short films. He currently lives and works in Brescia. Since 2002 he has been Chairman of Magnoliaitalia, and since 2013 he has been teacher and Conductor at the Writing Parlour in Brescia, a professional school for writers.