On Friday 21st December, at 7.00 pm, at the Popular Center Autogestito Firenze Sud - via di Villamagna 27 / a, the author Claudio Bolognini will present the book "The days of revolt: those of piazza Statuto".
After a few years we would like to invite you to talk about his new book, the author of "The boys of the barrier".
7.00 pm presentation of the book
9.00 pm popular dinner
11.00 pm Surf and rockabilly evening
From the publisher's website:
Summer 1962: new workers' struggles explode.
In a demonstration, thousands of blue suits surround the Turin factories and proclaim a three-day strike, but at night the UIL union sneaks up with Fiat.
At the first light of dawn on July 7th thousands of angry workers strike compact, then in the afternoon they head for the parade in Piazza Statuto, in front of the traitors' headquarters. The voice spreads in all the proletarian and sub-proletarian peripheries and the protest turns into a popular uprising that will last three days and three nights.
The days of the revolt are narrated from the different points of view of the protagonists, the chapters follow each other through the chronicle of the three days, presenting the various characters connected to each other by the dynamics of the clashes.
The Communist militant, the southern immigrant, the young trade unionist, the policeman of the infamous Padua battalion, the old worker from Turin, the precarious porter, the unemployed calabrian just out of the reformatory ...
A polyphonic novel based on direct testimonies, chronicles, images and original documents. Thanks to a laborious historical research, the author reconstructs, in details and emotions, the facts of piazza Statuto that anticipated a profound social change of the Italian working class.
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