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  • Author Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia
  • Contributors Franco Fanelli
  • Size 24x28 cm
  • Binding Cartonato
  • Pages 64
  • Illustrations 50
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788842224518
  • Price € 18,00  € 17,10

The last travelogue of a free-spirited saboteur, an instinctive de-constructor

Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia is a mad genius, an artist who uses words and images to trap facts, feelings, anecdotes and micro-stories within an imaginary porthole. The circular form to which the title alludes is recurring: The O of Obla. O like a porthole, an opening through which the eye gains access to a real and sensitive world. Compared to the previous collection, Photolyricon (Allemandi, 2012), this displays a more mature and thoughtful phase in the conception of images and verse: from Renaissance calligraphy to visual poetry, where Biscaretti's passion for the vertiginous analogies unleashed by the lyrics put to music (and vice versa) by Paolo Conte - another 20th-century enthusiast who gave birth to futurism - comes to the surface. From elegy to satire, from irony to erotic compositions: anagrams, cryptograms, sometimes rebus, puns, free thought associations, onomatopoeia.