Ugo Cornia
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Favole da riformatorio

Evicted or retired wolves, unemployed moose who fall ill with depression, Rapunzel, Onion, and Tomatozoon kidnapped by the agribusiness jihad, a kitten who wanted to become Puss in Boots but has no money to buy boots…
Drawing from and twisting the classic tradition of fairy tales, Ugo Cornia writes and rewrites twenty contemporary fabliaux, respecting by wit the ancient spirit but actualizing its underlying critique of the behaviors and customs of our living. Without ever renouncing lightness and a flat, accessible style, these fables often open up to the deep excavation of feelings-for example, in The Tale of the Stork, who “after a life of indefatigable work, by now tired of everything, had developed within herself the feeling of the extreme tragic nature of existing, which in her head translated into the phrase ‘better would have been never to have been born.'” There is also no shortage of irony towards certain publishing fashions, as in the fable that closes the collection-that of the characters from famous fairy tales who one fine day wanted to leave their fairy tale and move to a noir.
Twenty irreverent and boyish fairy tales for a “reformatory” Christmas.