Garage and cellar return Andrea Camilleri’s intact papers. Original folders, stills, private. A discovery for the daughters of Inspector Montalbano’s “father”: “We have found a charming and intelligent man” they say exclusively to RaiNews24. “Dad asked us to retrieve his material, but the thing that gave us great joy was finding so many documents, so many writings and being able to tell him about it because he was still alive when we really started to find a treasure”, they say Andreina and Mariolina. A treasure that also includes many unpublished: “One day we told him ‘dad we found Sweet Giorgia Brown’ – tell the Camilleri daughters – and he told us ‘mamma mia you found my first attempt at a story’, so he was happy and this thing for us is an immense joy but also a great responsibility “. Andreina and Mariolina say that all the treasure found will flow into the “Fondo Camilleri” under construction, designed by the architect Simone di Benedetto, but already recognized by institutions of historical interest. It will open to the public in the spring for scholars, enthusiasts and schools. A preview and exclusive to RaiNews24 were shown the notebooks of an adolescent Andrea, at the end of the ’30s, bound by himself on moods and agendas with commitments: he read a book every two days and still the first poems defined as “very good” by Elio Vittorini and among other things the original document of a real request for the concession of a telephone line that will become the story of a documentary novel. RaiNew24 was also told anecdotes that reveal a little of Camilleri’s soul, such as the story of “Judgment at midnight”, a comedy that Andrea Camilleri has always said he threw out of the window while returning home from a trip to Florence for a prize, but the daughters found five copies of the novel in the cellar, effectively contradicting their father’s story. (HANDLE).
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