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The Resource The Catholic school, Edoardo Albinati ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

The Catholic school, Edoardo Albinati ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

Label
The Catholic school
Title
The Catholic school
Statement of responsibility
Edoardo Albinati ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Edoardo Albinati's The Catholic School, the winner Italy's most prestigious award, The Strega Prize, is a powerful investigation of the heart and soul of contemporary Italy. Three well-off young men--former students at Rome's prestigious all-boys Catholic high school San Leone Magno--brutally tortured, raped, and murdered two young women in 1975. The event, which came to be known as the Circeo massacre, shocked and captivated the country, exposing the violence and dark underbelly of the upper middle class at a moment when the traditional structures of family and religion were seen as under threat. It is this environment, the halls of San Leone Magno in the late 1960s and the 1970s, that Edoardo Albinati takes as his subject. His experience at the school, reflections on his adolescence, and thoughts on the forces that produced contemporary Italy are painstakingly and thoughtfully rendered, producing a remarkable blend of memoir, coming-of-age novel, and true-crime story. Along with indelible portraits of his teachers and fellow classmates--the charming Arbus, the literature teacher Cosmos, and his only Fascist friend, Max--Albinati also gives us his nuanced reflections on the legacy of abuse, the Italian bourgeoisie, and the relationship between sex, violence, and masculinity
Member of
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Albinati, Edoardo
Dewey number
853.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shugaar, Antony
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coming of age
  • Masculinity
  • Social classes
  • Rape
  • Murder
  • Catholic schools
  • Masculinity
  • Social classes
  • Rape
  • Murder
  • San Felice Circeo (Italy)
Label
The Catholic school, Edoardo Albinati ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Italian in 2016 by Rizzoli, Italy, as La scuola cattolica."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christians and lions -- Flesh for fantasies -- Victory is making you suffer -- Struggle of interests in a contest of inequality -- Collective M -- The missing shoulder -- Vergeltungswaffe -- The confessions -- Cosmo -- Like trees planted along the river
Control code
000065898447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1268 pages
Isbn
9781509856275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111716190
Label
The Catholic school, Edoardo Albinati ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Italian in 2016 by Rizzoli, Italy, as La scuola cattolica."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christians and lions -- Flesh for fantasies -- Victory is making you suffer -- Struggle of interests in a contest of inequality -- Collective M -- The missing shoulder -- Vergeltungswaffe -- The confessions -- Cosmo -- Like trees planted along the river
Control code
000065898447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1268 pages
Isbn
9781509856275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111716190

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