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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Guest: Uncle Antonio Morro


. . .  or rather, his wooden monument, as described by Dino Buzzati in his 1934 novel Il segreto del Bosco Vecchio. The statue has been sculpted by the elves, here called "geniuses." On November 2, in the Catholic Church there falls the Commemoration of the Dead, so it was worth paying a visit to this 'forgotten personage,' whose doom is a clear universal symbol.