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Frédéric Beigbeder: "The best way to stroll"

2021-12-03T05:27:26.859Z

CHRONICLE - For Dominique Fernandez, all of Italy is a pedestrian zone. After The Pedestrian of Rome, The Pedestrian of Florence and The Pedestrian of Venice, Dominique Fernandez completes his collection of walks in Italian cities. He knows Naples like the back of his hand since he was appointed professor of French literature there in 1957. At the time, he was fired from the French Institute for having defended Roger Vailland, an excessively libertine Communist writer



After

The Pedestrian of Rome, The Pedestrian of Florence

and

The Pedestrian of Venice,

Dominique Fernandez completes his collection of walks in Italian cities. He knows Naples like the back of his hand since he was appointed professor of French literature there in 1957. At the time, he was fired from the French Institute for having defended Roger Vailland, an excessively libertine Communist writer. The author of the

Dictionary in love with Italy

regrets that Naples is cleaned, sanitized and invaded by uneducated tourists. It reminds me of Bruce Benderson regretting the disappearance of hookers and sex shops on 42 Street. What can writers talk about if all the big cities in the world have gone to Kärcher?

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The Pedestrian of Naples,

these are the reveries of a solitary grumbler.

“Fortunately, in the sleepers, there are still havens of dirt and disorder…”

The academician seems to specialize in nostalgia for the shallows.

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L'Homme de trop,

his last novel, he deplored the institutionalization

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Source: lefigaro

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