Il Cappotto del Nonno  [The Grandfather Coat] by Francesco Sisinni | Maratea

"Il Cappotto del Nonno"

by Francesco Sisinni

Rubbettino Editore 
Collana Iride 
2007, 202 pages

Stories Of Seniors

The grandfather's coat is the old coat that keeps a secret, which grandfather Francesco has not had time to reveal to his grandson, who bears his name.
A manuscript , that just the little Francesco awakens,  tells the intense life of an ancestor, Joseph, who lived between' 700 and '800, between the convent and the chair, the consecration to God and the love of wonderful creatures such as the child and the woman, which made him the father, between Italy and Argentina.
A history that is intertwined with the political events that have transformed Europe and expands through the revelation of the dream, of momentous events, such as the Greek colonization and the Eastern Roman Empire, the Adventure Pauline and ventures of Charles V.
A history, as has been said, too good to be true, too true to be novel.

the Author

Francesco Sisinni is an university professor, director of the Master in art historical studies at the LUMSA University of Rome, former General Director of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture. Member of  Central Board of the Dante Alighieri Society and author of several Lecturae Dantis; between the various offices he held also that of Mayor of Maratea.
by the same author: 

Alla festa di Olimpia 
Edumond Le Monnier, 2001

In viaggio. Pellegrinaggi e giubilei del popolo di Dio 
Città Nuova, 1998

Scienza e crisi del museo. Il paradigma del British Museum e il caso Italia 
coautori: Wilson David M., Abruzzese Alberto 
Liguori, 1993

La Lucania e il suo patrimonio culturale 
coautore: Appella Giuseppe 
Leonardo Arte, 1991

I miei beni. Intervista a Francesco Sisinni 
Palombi, 1990

I beni culturali per il futuro di Napoli 
Electa Mondadori

He has also published:

Ditirambo lucano: elogio oraziano del Vulture, del simposio, del vino e della Lucania (2008)

Il Paesaggio italiano nella Divina Commedia (2011)

Rime sparse (2014)

Il Porto (2015)

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