The Aristotle-Nietzsche and then Maalouf and de Giovanni dialogue on Reading on newsstands and in the App

Little by little and with caution they begin to reappear in the lockdown bits of the world: or rather, explains the writer Amin Maalouf, the world is still inside the emergency but it starts to understand that there will be an “after”. A time to rethink, on which many scholars reflect on the new issue of “La Lettura”, the # 442, on newsstands over the weekend and already previewed today on the App of the supplement (for smartphones and tablets available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, or Google Play for Android).

Maurizio de Giovanni
Maurizio de Giovanni

In addition to the intervention of Maalouf, who analyzes the future scenarios for a West that Covid has shown to be fragile, a dialogue opens on the destiny of man, conducted by … Aristotle (384 / 383 – 322 BC) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900). Two well-known scholars intervene to embody the two great thinkers and their paradigms, basic for ancient and contemporary thought: Giuseppe Cambiano, historian of ancient philosophy, and the philosopher Silvano Petrosino. In the conversation curated by Annachiara Sacchi, the theme is the possibility of rethinking the issues of ethics, science, metaphysics after the pandemic erupted. Among the other voices in the section, those of the Poor Clares of Primiero (Trento) who tell Marco Ventura “at a distance” the meaning of the cloister (theirs and ours) and the idea of ​​”community”, which is by no means excluded.

Art has a large space, in view of the reopening of the 18 May of museums and galleries. Vincenzo Trione reflects on what will change in the concept of exhibition, after the era of colossal exhibitions; while architects Stefano Boeri and Odile Decq, the artist Emilio Isgrò and the “street poet” Ivan Tresoldi, in a conversation curated by Alessia Rastelli, think about the challenge of creating a new, more vivid way of living in cities. A news, then, from the Vatican Rooms, where the great restoration that will end in 2021 is underway: as Barbara Jatta tells , director of the Vatican Museums, to Stefano Bucci, the two figures representing the Comitas and the Iustitia in the Sala di Costantino they were finally attributed to Raphael. In the Billboard also a choice of 12 among the exhibitions ready to open in as many cities. The Times section closes with the Relay diary of the infection, which started on 29 March by Sandro Veronesi: the writer Maurizio de Giovanni proposes the final chapter, on a dramatic dimension of the emergency, that of work.

Other writers in the Books section: the Pulitzer winner for poetry, Jericho Brown, explains to Marco Bruna that he interviewed him how his art is an antidote to mounting racism in the United States and tells what ghosts and bodies are hidden in his work. Teresa Ciabatti converses with the singer Achille Lauro on the occasion of the release of the single and the second book, 16 March. Last night ( Rizzoli), discovering new faces among the artist's many. The music returns in the words of Alan Parks, for the initiative that brings the Zacapa Noir Festival to “La Lettura” after the interruption of the literary dinners, for the emergency: his unpublished composes a soundtrack dedicated to U2 and their recent songs.

But the arguments are still many: the imminent journey of Elon Musk's Crew Dragon spacecraft in space, expected on 27 May, is illustrated by an astronaut, Roberto Vittori, to Giovanni Caprara; while the artist Michael Najjar talks to Federica Lav arini about her next space flight with Virgin Galactic. The issue ends with a six-page special on work: in the center, a broad comparison between the labor lawyers Pietro Ichino and Vincenzo Bavaro, edited by Antonio Carioti, in the fiftieth anniversary of the workers' statute.

The insert is already previewed today in the App

La copertina de «la lettura» sullo smartphone
The cover of “the reading” on the smartphone

The new issue of “La Lettura”, the # 442, is available from Saturday 16 May in digital edition (a left: the cover of Mirko Baricchi). Each week the insert arrives in preview on Saturday morning in its App for smartphones and tablets (service also available for subscribers to the Digital Edition of the “Corriere”).

The “Reading” App always hosts a Theme of the Day: a digital only extra on different topics from time to time. Today's is an exclusive preview excerpt from « 16 March. Last night , the new book (Rizzoli) by Achille Lauro, a love poem. In the supplement the singer is interviewed in the supplement by Teresa Ciabatti. While in the Theme of the Day yesterday – still available in the dedicated section – Paolo Di Stefano addresses the theme of work and workers in Italian novels, from the 1960s to the year 2000. Among the contemporary examples, there are those who told of the tragedies and accidents in the workplace (Angelo Ferracuti), who the factory that generates (still) alienation (Silvia Avallone), and who described the precarious youth (Giorgio Falco, Andrea Bajani, Francesco Targhetta …). In the new issue of the insert, six pages are dedicated to the work, on the occasion, the 20 May, of the 50 years of the Workers' Statute.

Subscribers to the «La Lettura» app can consult the archive with the over 400 supplement numbers from 2011 to today and have a search engine available to explore them. All the stages of the collective diary of 8 authors on the days of the virus can also be recovered in the archive. The latest is by Maurizio de Giovanni, in the new issue on newsstands over the weekend and already on Saturday 16 in the App. Subscribers can receive notifications and newsletters (you can also register here independently from the App).

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15 May 2020 (edit the 18 May 2020 | 09: 44))