The Readings of firenzemadeintuscany.com with Marco Vichi
"The Brotherhood of Grapes": the famous Tuscan writer John Fante reads to us, a tribute to his master, to Dostoevsky and to the inner reconciliations
Even though we were engaged in a full immersion of writing (perhaps the new book by Commissioner Bordelli...) Marco Vichi accepted our invitation to read us something very dear to him; a half page of John Fante's La confraternita dell'uva.
We report the message with which Vichi accompanied the video of this reading: "I chose this passage because I consider Fante one of my teachers, but also because I share with him the love for Dostoevsky (of whom I read everything in my youth, as well as the whole Russian 19th century, populated by other great masters) and also the contrast with my father who fortunately healed himself over time.
I understand very well what Fante felt when he wrote that passage, both as far as Dostoevsky was concerned and what he said about his father, who from an enemy becomes a person to love and understand".