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THE ANIMAL I CARRY WITHIN (working title)

Francesco Piccolo

  • Original Title: L’ANIMALE CHE MI PORTO DENTRO
  • Publication date: November 2018
  • Publisher: GIULIO EINAUDI EDITORE
  • Country: IT
  • 240 print pages
  • Factual/Memoirs

Information

  • Epoch: Mixed
  • Time Period: 20th century, 21th century
  • Location setting: Italy
  • Themes: FAMILY, Childhood, Filiation, PEOPLE facing life, Coming of age, Looking back on one's life, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Violence, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, LOVE / HATE, Sex, Amorous urge, Identity crisis, Power

Pitch

The author’s memories and reflections on virility and his sentimental and sexual life as a man.

Comments

Francesco Piccolo is an Italian author of novels, short stories and screenplays. In 2014, he won Italy's leading literary award, the Premio Strega, for IL DESIDERIO DI ESSERE COME TUTTI. He has worked on screenplays for My Name Is Tanino, Paz! (based on cartoons by Andrea Pazienza), Ovunque sei, Il caimano (for which he, Nanni Moretti and Federica Pontremoli were awarded the 2006 David di Donatello for Best Script), Nemmeno in un sogno...

Summary

Billed as a novel, the book is in fact in between a novel, a memoir and narrative nonfiction. It starts by recalling the first time the author was in love, in secondary school, with a girl named Federica. They got together through a friend who asked Federica whether she wanted to become Francesco’s girlfriend, she answered yes and then nothing changed between them, apart from a thrilling tension. The author recalls episodes about his childhood with a violent father he deeply loved, the first time he made love, his relationships, his lovers, his sexual relations, his erotic fantasies, his marriage...

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  • Author’s biography

    Francesco Piccolo (born 1964) is an Italian author of novels, short stories and screenplays. In 2014, he won Italy's leading literary award, the Premio Strega, for IL DESIDERIO DI ESSERE COME TUTTI. With STORIE DI PRIMOGENITI E FIGLI UNICI he won two literary prizes: the Premio Giuseppe Berto and the Premio letterario Piero Chiara.
    He has worked on screenplays for My Name Is Tanino, Paz! (based on cartoons by Andrea Pazienza), Ovunque sei, Il caimano (for which he, Nanni Moretti and Federica Pontremoli were awarded the 2006 David di Donatello for Best Script), Nemmeno in un sogno...
    He lives in Rome, where he runs the screenwriters laboratory for the DAMS course at Roma Tre.