By Lucy De Burgh
An enthralling memoir of one English girl's wartime adventures—so precise to existence you can't aid yet fall in love with Italy along her
When Lucy Addey grew to become one of many Auxiliary Territorial carrier (ATS) Girls in Khaki, she infrequently imagined that she might turn out consuming ice cream a stone's throw from the Roman discussion board. Her tale is of a love affair with the Italian landscape and its humans. but her Italy isn't really with no its adventures, from her erstwhile admirer and would-be archaeologist Jimmy gifting her a landmine for use as espresso desk, to her harrowing trips in the course of the Italian nation-state revealing Nazi atrocities opposed to the lads and girls who had bravely sheltered Allied infantrymen. Lucy's tremendous resilience and indomitable experience of enjoyable runs like a golden thread through the publication. it's most unlikely to not get stuck up in her tales of humor and tragedy, and never to fall in love along with her Italy.
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Il punto di partenza è che le donne ragionano in un certo modo, tutte le donne, anche quelle che hanno sposato dei mafiosi o che vengono da famiglie di mafia. Quando una donna viene colpita negli affetti più cari non ragiona più, non c’è omertà che tenga, non c’è più Cosa Nostra, non ci sono più argomenti e regole che la possono tenere a freno. (…) L’uomo d’onore siciliano lo sa e cerca di tenere lontano dalle vicende di Cosa Nostra mogli, sorelle e madri. Lo fa per proteggerle, per salvaguardarle, per salvarle, perché se la donna sa qualcosa finisce che o la deve ammazzare lui o la deve far ammazzare da qualcun altro].
Relations marked, it seems, by quick eroticism, more or less narcissistic. The honored man must still provide an image of himself as a controlled person, without passion, sober, and loyal to his family and wife (115). [A differenza di quanto comunicato da una certa filmografia americana, il mondo mafioso è quasi a-sessuato. Il detto tradizionale “cumannari è megghiu ri futtiri” (Comandare è meglio di fare all’amore) sembra essere preso quasi alla lettera, in un processo di sublimazione psicoanalitico.
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