Literary Nonfiction. Translated from the Italian by Ilaria Marra Rosiglioni. Lorenzo Del Boca's POLENTONI is a northerner's response to Pino Aprile's TERRONI. Both books add to the animated, century-old debate on the North-South question in Italy.
Journalist Lorenzo del Boca was president of the National Federation of the Italian Press from 1996 to 2001, and president of the National Counsel of the Association of Journalists from 2001 to 2010. His historical works are defined as "revisionist" because they stray away from traditional academic clichés. His interests range from the Renaissance to present day. Since 2012, Del Boca has been the director of the sacred representations of Good Friday in Romagnano, the town in which he lives and works. He is the author of POLENTONI: HOW AND WHY THE NORTH HAS BEEN BETRAYED (Bordighera Press, 2012) and ITALY'S LIES: DEBUNKING HISTORY'S LIES SO THAT ITALY MIGHT BECOME A "NORMAL COUNTRY" (Bordighera Press, 2015). Author City: Romagnano Sesia ITA