Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

Funny and Sad

June 19, 2015

Tags: santa cita, palermo, obscene, cultural heritage, priest, vandals, graffiti, phallic, symbols, curse, words, obliterate, funny, sad, typical, illogical, abandoned monumnets, monumnet, serpotta, sculpture

The crumbling wall of the Oratorio of the Most Holy Rosary in Santa Cita, known locally in Palermo as just "Santa Cita" is covered with obscene graffiti. Inside is one of the baroque masterpieces of stucco moulding, by Palermitano sculptor Giacomo Serpotta, an all-white extravaganza recently cleaned and restored. But on the outside were phallic symbols, (more…)

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