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IL FINE DEL MONDO, review by Monica Florio

A novel about the inevitability of catastrophe

 
review by Monica Florio
about Il fine del mondo (Ladolfi, 2016) written by Giancarlo Micheli

published in Literary n.10/2016

 
“Il fine del mondo” is a novel about the inevitability of the catastrophe and, at the same time, a critique of imperialism, the country which Gordon Poole appropriately called "warrior nation".
The friction between East and West, from the exploitation of the counterculture, embodied by the body art of Katellenas, pacifism and anti-militarism, the impotence of those who govern (the merciless portrait of US President Wu) make highly topical affair.
In a world torn apart by famine and war, culminating in the explosion of a hydrogen bomb in Hawaii, the only hope seems to be represented by the love between Mark and Sophie, and Huang Kuei Fei.

IL FINE DEL MONDO, review by Fabio Flego

The end of the existence or knowledge of a finally habitable world

 

review by Fabio Flego
about II fine del mondo (Ladolfi, Borgomanero , 2016, pp. 126, € 12) written by Giancarlo Micheli

published in Erba d’Arno (n.144/145, primavera/estate 2016)

 

Giancarlo Micheli, born in 1967, he devoted himself to writing, in verse and prose, for over twenty years and has made several appearances publications by volume, in literary magazines and anthologies.
Of his poetry collections are reported Canto without prayer (Baroni, Viareggio 2004), In the shadow of the earth (Gabrieli, Rome 2008) and the fourth glacier (Campanotto, Udine 2012).

IL FINE DEL MONDO, review by Tomaso Kemeny

The reasons why it is worth living

 
review by Tomaso Kemeny
about Il fine del mondo(Ladolfi, 2016) written by Giancarlo Micheli
published inl’immaginazione– rivista di letteratura (Anno XXXII, n.296, novembre 2016)
 
Already in a previous novel, Provincial Elegy, in which it was the death of Doria Manfredi, alleged mistress of the unforgettable Maestro Puccini, made of very sensational news in the age and in the environment where it occurred, appropriate to appear almost like a pre-gossip litteram, Micheli focused instead to evoke the agricultural landscape that was gradually becoming industrial, customs, the many vices and the few virtues of a nation that was preparing hecatomb of the first World war. If it can be considered easy to formulate predictions retrospective based on historical events congealed, as the author was then, he with the end of the world confirms, now, a prophetic vein.