start from the title, why "The Last Knowledge" What are
the recurring topics, that deal with this volume?
My mind is extremely logical and rational, so that when
I'm based on a new work, both literary and of a
different "linguistic" nature, I will visualize my
creative project synthesizing it in the title the story
that is already complete inside of me; down to the
smallest details. "The Last Knowledge" represents for me
the completion of a long and tormented experience of
life in order to crown that thirst for knowledge that,
through various circumstances of my existence, that made
me to reach this expressive media (literature) in a no
more young period of my life. Since I was a child, I
have travelled a long way with the intention, in
solitude, to construct, with the help of art, an ideal
world in which to take refuge; thank you for having
wanted to grant me ..., trying to hold firmly the
threads that connected these different media, among
them, through which I can complete, trying to realize
and constantly improve, all that I consider my spasmodic
has reality affected writing?
am a loyal supporter of reality, which I find much more
exciting than fiction: even if you have never seen the
real objects or situations of the stories, does not mean
that they do not exist in a tangible way in your mind
and it matters little that you have already concretized
or experienced them, they, your stories, wait patiently
for you to realize them.
<< reality has deeply affected my novel! >>.
a testimonial value, what did you want to save and
preserve from the oblivion of time in your book?
writing, as an expressive media, is able, more than
others, to describe the most subtle sensations and
emotions, to make you "see" all that you can not see,
and that inside you knocks tumultuous to "come to
light". Wonderful testimony of the only sentient being
and that makes sense of the entire universe; if there
were not, no one would care about its beauty ... What
better testimony than that of a man who lives his life,
day after day, to be passed down to his fellow men? !
conclusion of this formative experience that gave birth
to the book "The Last Knowledge", if you would isolate
some episodes that you in particular remember, how would
you describe it?
"The Last Knowledge" that I finished writing in 2002,
after various revisions, was for me the school desk that
I missed, as I learned to know, deeply and intimately,
with whom I tried to put myself bare with my passions
and my most intimate deliriums; trying to hypothesize a
future, which to some might seem utopian, that surely
with the time I want to be right; satisfying what I
consider mine, but not only mine, curiosity about the
latest knowledge; after all, the utopias of yesterday
are not the realities of today ...?!
your sources of inspiration: other authors that you
consider fundamental in your cultural and sentimental
As I said above, I approached late the world of
literature, intent on living and intensely enjoying my
youth; a spectacle of full freedom conquered and so much
coveted ... Then, my meeting with a singular Professor
of Mestre (Venice); she made me discover how limited was
my vision of the thing, that I absolutely needed to
recover the lost time that was just waiting for me.
reading what my master gave me: if I correctly remember
the first was "The Sergeant In The Snow" By Mario Rigoni
Stern. He constantly encouraged me, always pushing me a
little further and so the passion for literature slowly
grew: a collection of some authors I read are included
in my page
, every time I finish one I insert it in the list as a
warn that reminds me that my way to fill that cultural
gap is still very long ...
authors that I think were for me very important are
definitely: Pirandello with his "Fu Mattia Pascal" or
"The man with the flower in his mouth" and others ...
Moravia with his "Gli indifferenti" from almost maniacal
details; Buzzati with his wonderful "Il Deserto dei
Tartari" where silences are so "comforting" for me; or
maybe because I think they look so much like me ... Then
Dostoevsky with his "Brothers Karamazov" or "Crime and
Punishment"; but also Tolstoy with "War and Peace"; then
Kafka with "The Process" but also "The Metamorphosis";
"A day of Ivan Denisovic" by Solzenicyn. Clearly, "If
This is a Man" by the great Levi; but also Euripides
with its marvelous "Iphigenia in Aulis" or "Le baccanti"
etc ... etc ... etc ...
pages would serve to cite all those authors who could
have influenced me!
other artistic disciplines, or artists, that have in any
way influenced your writing?
My first love was visual art, in all its forms, with
which I realized all my artistic training path since the
most youthful works of the 60s': (Painting, Sculpture,
etc.), and then landed at the Contemporary Art of
research in the late 80 ', in which I still work: at the
time I founded the monthly magazine of Culture
Information and Entertainment called "Sogni"; a tribute
I had wanted to dedicate to the great Akiro Kurosawa
with his eponymous film, for a great adventure as a
publisher; in which editorial office, I had to
necessarily provide me with a computer for the
realization of the layout of my newspaper. Surely it is
precisely there that influenced my writing because, in
those years, thanks to the equipment in my possession, I
started my particular and exciting artistic research in
the "Computer-Art"; by then considered by everyone a
madness even to be imagined ... This formidable
futuristic mean, the Computer, for the truth, then still
in the embryonic stage and very slow, made me passionate
about the new media, which would radically transform my,
but not only my, expressive language, where in my novel
"The Last Knowledge" take the rule.
addition to the one dealt with in your book, what other
literary genres do you prefer?
My great passion is Physics in general: Galileo,
Einstein, Planck. The Universe fascinates me, so the
General Relativity, Quantum Physics, the various
theories of the strings or parallel universes, the Dark
Matter and the Dark Energy, but also the mathematics in
the wonderful world of geometry: I have finished reading
from some month "The Enigma of Poincaré" that I found
very illuminating because I found many points of
contact, for example in Topology on homomorphism, which
I am currently developing in Art with my geometric
research on bi, tri and four-dimensional specular
I am also
very interested in psychoanalitic readings: another
wonderful world of the mind, especially the dreamlike
one; an introspective aspect of mine that is worth 50%
of my life and that I have included in my novel.
prefer the traditional paper or digital book?
I think that what interests a book is its content
regardless of whether it is paper or digital: the future
advances and the product, whatever its nature or whoever
buys it, wants to receive it as soon as possible in
order to "consume it". Time, inexorably, in spite of
ourselves, will supplant the "old" with the new ...
what was your relationship with writing, during the
composition of the book?
My relationship with writing, during the writing of my
novel, was very conflicting because of my "compulsive
creativity", I need constantly to change the media and
then move from literature to music; whit it I compose
pieces always with the help of the computer
, then I pass to the visual art
; then I am very committed to the realization of my
garden, to which I constantly work: my complicated
Geometric Work in progress, installation with living
elements and artifacts to be handed down over time:
. I make short films and feature films in which I
sometimes lose myself:
. The cooking, my great passion, in which I try every
day with the "Food-Art", extension of my multimedia
artistic research that I consider the media for
Antonomasia, the first means of expressive
communication, with which the man has related to his
peers. I constantly need to experiment new ways and as I
have already said, grow in all that I have started and
that I have to carry forward, so to stay nailed to the
computer and write for a long time exasperates me; also
because I can not wait to have it completed.
why you would buy "The Last Knowledge" if you had not
Since buying a book is always a leap into the dark, I
would buy it only after reading this interview.
planning of writing other works in the near future? If
so, can you give us an anticipation?
I plan to publish a collection of poems titled " Travel
Poems", in two languages: Italian and English, which
should see the light in 2018 always with your Publishing
House, in the meantime, for some years, I'm working on
my biography entitled "The Little Water Seller": I do
not know when I will be able to
finish it and I hope that the moment
arrives as late as
possible; I account to exceed 150 years of life; my
grandfather died at 100, so, being a biography of my
life, I would like to include many memories of my
wonderful and surprising existence.