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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Guest: Mr. Bernardi


From Dino Buzzati's fantasy novel Il segreto del Bosco Vecchio. Mr. Bernardi (his first name not being reported) belongs to the geniuses / jinns, who in this story are something halfway between elves and male dryads inhabiting the trees; they can also turn into animals. Mr. Bernardi however lives among humans and works as a forest ranger so as to be able to defend the rights of the Old Wood. He can heal both plants and people.