“Reading” illuminates the silence. Six poets sing our days, in the newsstand insert and in the App

“The virus has exposed this lack of an authentic planetary consciousness of humanity”. In the new issue of “La Lettura”, the # 436, on newsstands all week and in the App (downloadable on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play for Android devices, the philosopher Edgar Morin speaks, 98 years: “I know very well that I am an ideal candidate for the coronavirus. At my age, however, death is always lurking. So it is better to think about life and above all to reflect on what is happening in the world …”. In a dialogue with Nuccio Order, Morin looks at society, the economy and human relationships in light of what is happening.

 Su «La Lettura» sei poeti cantano l’emergenza.  E la riflessione di Morin

Also this week, in fact, the first part of «La Lettura» brings together many voices that look at the coronavirus emergency. The American writer David Leavitt reflects with Viviana Mazza on the situation in the USA. Parag Khanna, American international relations scholar of Indian origin, interviewed by Danilo Taino, observes the different reactions of the West, China and other Asian countries to the crisis generated by Covid – 19. Telmo Pievani, philosopher of science, in an intense and touching text, recounts the disappearance of his father, which took place in early March in Bergamo, in the midst of this epochal crisis. Cristina Taglietti door 11 examples of writers who in conditions of forced isolation have produced great masterpieces, from Ovid to the Kurdish author Behrouz Boochani who from an Australian detention center told his odyssey via WhatsApp (from which he was born No friend if not the mountains , Add). A focus is also dedicated to the theme in the App, only digitally.

Unpublished verses and the Diary

Mauro Covacich
Mauro Covacich

Our suspended days are also sung by 6 poets – Giuseppe Conte, Roberta Dapunt, Vivian Lamarque, Giovanna Rosadini, Francesco Targhetta and Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto – who in their unpublished texts for “Reading” give voice to a today made of solitude, pain, hope. The Dario relay opened last week by Sandro Veronesi continues: 8 writers who tell 8 weeks of an Italy never seen before, observed from their homes. The second stage is entrusted to Mauro Covacich (who gave the idea for the initiative) and who opens his pages (accompanied by two works by Mimmo Paladino), focusing on the silence that from the city “enters the house through the everlastingly open windows on the road…”. Then the baton will pass to Silvia Avallone, Francesco Piccolo, Fabio Genovesi, Emanuele Trevi, Teresa Ciabatti and Maurizio de Giovanni.

Author's texts

“La Lettura” pays homage to the architect Vittorio Gregotti, who passed away on 15 March in 92 years following a coronavirus pneumonia, with a text by Hashim Sarkis, curator of the Architecture Biennale 2020 and with the contributions of Stefano Bucci and Aldo Colonetti. The insert also collects the texts of Marco Missiroli (on Le transizioni , novel by Pajtim Statovci, a Kosovar who lives in Finland, published from Sellerio) and Giuseppe Antonelli (on the Italian of the dialogues of the TV series). In addition to the stories of Etgar Keret and Antonio Forcellino, which tells of a “duel of art” between Raphael and Michelangelo.

The App and the extra contents

The supplement can also be read in the App of «la Lettura », Where the new issue is already on Saturday morning (the preview is also available in the Digital Edition of the« Corriere »). The App, distinct from that of the “Courier”, collects all the issues of “La Lettura” since 2011. And every day it offers more content, only digital: the Theme of the Day, today signed by Martina Pennisi and dedicated to the data that would be involved in the possible use of technology against coronavirus. An extra focus that adds to the intervention in the insert by Giovanni Comandè, Denise Amram and Gianclaudio Malgieri on the delicate balance between defense of health and protection of fundamental rights.

At launch, the subscription to the App is and 3, 99 per month or 39, 99 the year, with one week free (instead of and 4, 99 or 49,99). Subscribers can also receive notifications from the editorial staff on news and insights, as well as the newsletter of “La Lettura” which arrives via email on Friday (to which you can subscribe here also regardless of the App).

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