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mercoledì 7 novembre 2012

La casa di Camilleri: where Montalbano is born

A nice interview to Andrea Camilleri, the inventor of Commissario Montalbano.

Here, in the video the writer shows  us his studio where he uses to write every morning , rigorously from 7.00 to 10.30 and then drink his daily pint of beer!
He writes on PC but always printing to correct the mistakes that  "the computer hides as it will never admit to be wrong"

We discover that at the sides of the door he collects all the translations of his Montalbano on the shelves (35 languages but not yet in Chinese)

The most precious book in his room is a small Collection of poems he bought in May 1945 in Rome.
He started writing poems and that day in Rome ,in Via Veneto he bought that little book and he found his name among the published poems.
He was astonished:they had published "Solo per noi" a little poem he wrote about the after war atmosphere. 
He went into a cafè and drank a Cognac,just  looking at his name printed there  for 15 minutes!

In front of his table, a wonderful Bando di cantastorie ( a panel of a storyteller) , a gift from the Sellerio (who publishes his books) on 1950, showing  the story of a murder...

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