Presentation of the new book by Cees Nooteboom
with Sebastiano Triulzi
Massimo Somaglino, solo voice
and Cees Nooteboom’s participation

The new book by Cees Nooteboom, edited by the German philosopher Rüdiger Safranski, was published on occasion of Dedicafestival. Safranski, a lifetime friend, collected a selection of the nicest thoughts and most withering aphorisms taken from novels, tales, poems and travel books by Cees Nooteboom. I had as much as a thousand lives and yet took only one is a personal and original portrait of the romantic humorist and of the eternal wanderer, of the art expert and of the European history keen observer, of the extravagant and imaginative writer. It is a theme compendium that follows a lifetimes’ vibrations, in order to search and find, get to know and rediscover Cees Nooteboom’s work through his great reflections: why should one travel, what is the meaning of Europe, remember, love, write, imagine, daydream…


Sebastiano Triulzi
is a journalist, literary critic and comparative literatures researcher. He is a professor at the University of Rome and collaborates with “la Repubblica”, “il manifesto”, “l’Indice”, “Nuovi Argomenti” and “Vogue” newspapers and magazines. He graduated with a doctoral dissertation about Attilio Bertolucci (famous Italian poet) and edited, with professor Luigi Ernesto Rossi, the book L’epica classica nelle traduzioni di Caro, Dolce, Pindemonte, Monti, Foscolo, Leopardi (Classical epics in the translations by Caro, Dolce, Pindemonte, Monti, Foscolo, Leopardi). He is a member of the jury of “Giorgio Scerbanenco” literary prize and also a scholar of post-colonial literatures, about  hich he wrote several articles and essays. At present he is taking part in the “Training Teachers to make READing fun through digITal storytelling” European project.


Massimo Somaglino
is an actor, author and theatre director. He has worked with Elio De Capitani and Teatro dell’Elfo and for several years has been engaged in civil theatre and theatrical projects linked to his territory’s history and culture. Among his books we mention Acqua il sogno (Water the dream) and Nati in casa (Born at home). He directed Zitto Menocchio! (Shut up Menocchio!), Cercivento (A small town in Northern Italy), SexmachineIndemoniate (Women possessed) and Tanti saluti (Best regards).

Tuesday 22 March, 20:45

San Francesco Convent

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 13