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Songs and Ballads in the Molisan Dialect


Luigi Bonaffini and Giose Rimanelli

In its infinite winding in songs and ballads that recapture the past and mark the present, MOLISEIDE, in the Molisan dialect and in Italian, and in Luigi Bonaffini's marvelous translation, is the epic-saga of a Molise which is both agrarian and cultured, rural and urban, made of legends and contemporary life, and above all of openings onto the world: emigration. Departures in the darkness and returns in the sunlight, to consecrate a need for the world and the essentiality of memory. Giose Rimanelli, international figure of itinerant intellectual and author of numerous books in which Molise appears as mater, has woven a great lyrical-oral tapestry whose warp and woof capture the impalpable, the mnemonic, the optical emotion, and the murmur.
Contents: A collection of songs and ballads in the Molisan dialect and in Italian.