Letters to the Cultural Rehabilitation of the Unemployed, by Andrea Inglese

Published March 31st, 2017

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By Andrea Inglese

The book is composed of 17 ‘love’ letters written by an unemployed man and addressed to a vague entity – Cultural Rehabilitation. This Cultural Rehabilitation sometimes assumes the abstract and anonymous form of the institution, at others a female public official with whom the man establishes an erotic understanding. The themes in the letters seem unclear and vague and it is uncertain if the letters were really ever exchanged.

What does the sender wish to discuss? He sometimes writes about mental health, or love and disappointment, but also about work and his fragile social identity.

The second part of the work is entitled Circumstances of the Sentence and includes 15 prose passages representing unpredictable small worlds, where sentences become delirious and irrational, abandoning the world of ordinary syntax and evoking unexpected aspects of reality.

The book has been translated from the original Italian into English by Sara Elena Rossetti. See: http://patricianpress.com/bookauthor/sara-elena-rossetti-2/

Andrea Inglese

Andrea Inglese was born in Turin, Italy in 1967 and lives in Paris. His PhD is in Comparative Literature and he taught Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Paris III. In 2003 he wrote an essay on the theory of the novel, L’eroe segreto. …

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