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The great mother of a singular story

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Remembrance. When you’re twenty years old and lucky enough to be in the presence of Rossana Rossanda, Luigi Pintor, Lucio Magri, Valentino Parlato and Luciana Castellina, you don’t really understand just how much of an impression they will leave on your life.

written by Norma Rangeri

Topic Italy

September 22, 2020

With Rossana gone, an important part of our—and my—political and personal life has gone with her.

There will be time to reflect more deeply on the political and cultural legacy of such a great personality of the Italian left as her. But now, after her loss, for those of us who have shared a long history with Rossana, it is the memories that overwhelm us—vivid, sweet, painful, even traumatic as they are to us now.

My memories are of an already-white head, of a beautiful, noble and authoritative face, of a blue skirt and shirt, of a striking room lined with books at the end of the long corridor in Via Tomacelli, of a large desk, and, in front of it, an armchair in which those who came to talk to her would sit and listen.

For us girls and boys in our twenties who used to sit in front of her, on the fifth floor of that........

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