“The 23 Days of the City of Alba”, between History and Literature


“Two thousand Italian partisans took the city of Alba on October 10, 1944, and two hundred lost it to the Fascists on November 2.”  Beppe Fenoglio was among them, but he wrote this book in a scandalous (for the times) detached and antiheroic way .

GABRIELLA MONGARDI analyses the narrator behind the author and Fenoglio’s message after sixty-nine years from the facts and fifty years after Fenoglio’s death