The family story of a great writer at the end of the twentieth century
Susanna Tamaro.Every Angel is Terrible (Ogni angelo è tremendo. Bompiani 2013)
Susanna Tamaro is one of the best known Italian writers in the international literary scene. Her bestseller Follow Your Heart,1994 has sold more than 15 million copies in thirty languages.
This book was followed by Anima Mundi, Answer me, Tobias and the angel and The Heart of Ciccio, among her best works to my knowledge, which have all been translated in major languages. Writing is a tiring task but not in a physical way, moreover, in a spiritual way. Susanna Tamaro makes this evident in her latest book entitled Every Angel is Terrible. She states that the process of creation is like a quartering of the spirit. On reading the book one can say that she does not exaggerate. In fact it is a "showdown" of herself, i.e. a story of her own roots which is undoubtedly a literary key in most of her books. Here the sufferance is doubled because it is not just at the expense of the author but also at the person herself. The reader easily connects and engages with the story owing to this.Read more...