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Flowering young girls and dirty washing

from 29.03.2005

For well over a month now, Italy has been embroiled in a "literary affair", the debut novel of a cocky young man. The controversy is so great you would think a new Umberto Eco book had just come out. Five years ago, writer Alessandro Piperno made an early attempt to break ...

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