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11 February 2001

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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11 February 2001 - Il Messaggero

Sant'Egidio - Seven contrade for the Carnival / Sette le contrade per carnevale
Seven allegorical carts are being prepared for the most famous carnival of the province of Teramo, parade on february 24 in Sant'Egidio: Pokemon(centro di Sant'Egidio), Millennium (frazione Paolantonio), Parco Giochi (frazione Villa Passo), Arabi (frazione Villa Mattoni) Carnevale degli Dei (frazione Faraone) Jamaica (contrada Madonna delle Grazie), Dragonball (contrada Ponte).

11 February 2001 - Il Centro

John Fante's biography / Presto in italiano «Full of life» di Cooper
Stephen Cooper received access to all the manuscripts and material in John Fante's house thanks to Ms Joyce Fante, after the writer's death. In his coming Biography, Cooper also tells about John Fante's disappointment in visiting his father Nicola's native Torricella in the 1950's: elderly ladies in their shawls, dusty roads, stone houses.

11 February 2001 - Il Centro

John Fante's "La grande fame", by Paolo Di Vincenzo
Italian translation by Francesco Durante, the collection of short stories, some of them unpublished before, is a great document of the life of Italian Americans and their everyday struggles, the poverty, the war, their families. Also stories of kids, mostly inspired by Fante's own children. One of them, Dan Fante, is following in the father's footsteps.