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LITERARY PARKS ITINERARY
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Stefano d'Arrigo Giovanni Verga Elio Vittorini
Nino Savarese Leonardo Sciascia Luigi Pirandello
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Salvatore Quasimodo
:: Stefano d'Arrigo - Horcynus Orca Literary Park

Literary parks Horcynus Orca represents the point of meeting of manifold cultural experiences a workshop of knowledge in which the signs of the past are combined with the challenges of the future. Beginning from the suggestions and from the indications of the literary text they are built and they weave, as in a real hypertext, crossed among worlds, cultures and different languages. The physical space de The Literary Parks Horcynus Orca is among the Scilla and Cariddi, the topos of the novel of Stefano D'arrigo, while its scenery embraces the whole area of the Strait of Messina, the plain one of Gioia Tauro, Eolie Islands, the Mt. Etna. In this space the multimedia sites are located, the landings of the feluches and the boats for the itineraries on the Strait of Messina; in this space they are assembled the technological equipments that will allow both to study the chaotic phenomenons of the Strait of Messina, both to penetrate with the look the sea depths, stings of meeting between Ionian and Tyrrhenian. The Literary Parks Horcynus Orca proposes and they continue in its disciplinary multiplicity, in its methodology of search and laboratory, the complex architecture of the novel from which it takes the name and they represent the opportunity to consider critically the cultural identity of the Strait of Messina as composite identity to be invented while she discovers it.

Stefano D'Arrigo (www.horcynusorca.it) was born in Alž (Messina) and died in Rome in 1992. After finishing University, at Messina, he set out for Rome where he worked as a journalist for two noted newspapers: "Il Tempo" and "Giornale d'Italia". His production includes several important works. "Codice Siciliano", a collection of poems published in 1957, mainly hermetic and surrealist, and dealing with the theme of immigration that he saw as an unavoidable destiny for all Sicilian people. "Horcynus Orca", previously published under the title of "I giorni della Fera", was published in 1975. Set in a country devastated by the war, in October '43, Stretto di Messina al tramonto (vista da Scilla)the book tells of the journey home of 'Ndrja Cambria, a Sicilian Navy soldier. The language is particularly interesting, the author skillfully combining the Sicilian dialect with an elegant Italian. Finally, "Cima delle Nobildonne", a novel of 1985. The park dedicated to this artist offers diverse itineraries: literary, ethnographic, underwater and multimedial. The park is an interesting Multimedial Centre located by the two provinces of Messina and Reggio Calabria. Visitors can participate in simulations and see photographs or films. Also available are a sea library, reading and writing rooms, an Archaeologic Exhibition, earth sciences and marine ecology laboratories.

The Sceneries of the Park

Strait of Messina Tower and Lighthouse

Strait of Messina Tower Lighthouse

Eolie View

Eolie View

 

 

   

Strait of Messina and Ganzirri Lake

Strait of Messina and Ganzirri Lake

Madonnina of the Strait

Madonnina of the Strait

 

 

   

Gulf in the plain of Gioia Tauro

Gulf in the plain of Gioia Tauro

Golfo nella piana di Gioia Tauro

Gulf in the plain of Gioia Tauro

 

 

Plain of the Ulivis at Gioia Tauro

Plain of the Ulivis at Gioia Tauro

Piana degli Ulivi Gioia Tauro

Plain of the Ulivis at Gioia Tauro

 

 

   

Etna from the Strait of Messina

Etna from the Strait of Messina

Etna

Volcano Etna

 

 

   

Stromboli

Stromboli

Eruption of the Stromboli

Eruption of the Stromboli

 

 

   

Eolie View

Eolie View

Stromboli

Stromboli View

 
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