Assassinations and Murder in Modern Italy: Transformations by Stephen Gundle, Lucia Rinaldi

By Stephen Gundle, Lucia Rinaldi

Modern Italian historical past has been marked via a unprecedented sequence of murders and political assassinations. The capturing of King Umberto in 1900 by means of an anarchist, a few of the makes an attempt at the lifetime of Mussolini, the killing of former best minister Aldo Moro through the purple Brigades in 1978, and the capturing of the coed Carlo Giuliani by means of a policeman throughout the G8 protests in Genoa in 2001 have been all hugely arguable occasions that provoked far-reaching reactions. The contributions to this ebook discover those and plenty of different Italian precise crime and political homicide instances. They study them of their ancient and cultural contexts and discover the movies, fiction, theatre and paintings that they've inspired. 

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21. , 1977); see also J. R. Tournoux, L’Histoire Secrete: La Cagoule, le Front Populaire, Vichy, Londres, Deuzieme Bureau l’Algérie Française, L’OAS (Paris: Plon, 1962); and Douglas Porch, The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995). 22. Marion’s identification of Jakubiez is recounted in Salvemini, “L’assassinio dei fratelli Rosselli,” 263; the Zanatta episode is in Garosci, Vita II (Rome: Edizioni U, 1945), 147–48. 22 ASSASSINATIONS AND MURDER IN MODERN ITALY 23.

12 In order to understand what is special to Petacci’s situation, let us return our gaze, at the risk of troping exactly what I want to critique, to Petacci’s body. Specifically, I want to think for a moment about what I will designate the (reciprocally or mutually) masochistic relationship (I’ll return to reciprocity later) between Petacci and her biographers evident in the fetishization of Petacci’s body that we observed earlier. First let me briefly rehearse Slavoj Z˘iz˘ek’s argument on masochism.

The poem is not a work of genius, but is instructive about how the Cervi brothers were viewed at the time: Come la Resistenza hai resistito Vecchia Quercia Che i tuoi sette rami Gagliardi d’avvenire Opponesti alla nera tempesta Tutti e sette insieme In un’alba sola stroncati Come la Resistenza hai resistito Perchè oggi i ragazzi italiani Sopra il tuo tronco nodoso WHAT DOES IT MATTER IF YOU DIE? ) Sebardini’s poem is just one of the many works of poetry that have been dedicated to the Cervi family.

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