Raffaele Lauro (Sorrento, 1944) has recently written his 15th novel, after his début in 1987 with “Roma a due piazze” published by CEI (the Chianciano Award for Fiction 1987 Opera Prima). His further works: in 1991, “Metropolitania” published by Rusconi; in 1993, “Il sogno di Pedro” published by Rusconi; in 1997, “Il progetto”, “La crociera” and “La condanna” published by Lancio Editore; in 1998, “Mutus” published by Lancio Editore; in 2002 and 2003, “Quel film mai girato” in two volumes, published by GoldenGate Edizioni; in 2009, “Cossiga Suite” published by GoldenGate Edizioni; in 2013, “Sorrento The Romance - The conflict between Christianity and Islam in 16th century” published by GoldenGate Edizioni (www.sorrentotheromance.com), the first novel of “The Sorrentine Trilogy”; in 2015, “Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla and Sorrento” published by GoldenGate Edizioni, dedicated to the famous song and the almost 50-year-long internal bond between Lucio Dalla and Sorrento  (www.carusothesong.com), the second novel of “The Sorrentine Trilogy”. More works will be published in 2016 in the following order: the second biographical novel on Lucio Dalla, “Lucio Dalla and San Martino Valle Caudina” published by GoldenGate Edizioni (www.raffaelelauro.it/carusothesong/dallaesanmartinovallecaudina); the travel diary “The Lucio Dalla and Sorrento Tour - Stages, images and testimonies” published by GoldenGate Edizioni (www.raffaelelauro.it/carusothesong/luciodallaesorrentotour/), and the third novel of  “The Sorrentine Trilogy”, dedicated to the great Russian ballerina, Violetta Elvin, entitled “Dance The Love - A Star in Vico Equense”, published by GoldenGate Edizioni (www.raffaelelauro.it/dancethelove). Apart from literary career, Lauro held important institutional positions, such as Prefect of the Republic, Head of Cabinet of different ministries, government commissioner against racketeering and usury, and Senator of the 16th Legislature (www.raffaelelauro.it).


I romanzi

Roma a due piazze

Roma a due piazze Roma a due piazze is not a novel in the usual meaning of the term. It brings to the reader the unrestricted attention to the plot and to the situations of its characters. The narrative structure is based on a dialogue between two women of our times: Ida and Giulia, well-mannered and with excellent education (one of them is an art critic, and [..] Read More »

Metropolitania

Metropolitania A collection of short stories that portray events and characters drawn by the Author from the metropolitan universe of Rome. The metropolitan stories recover the ancient and refined taste of "telling the story of life and people." The most hidden secrets of everyday life come to light: the fragility of feelings, the game of [..] Read More »

Il Sogno di Pedro

Il Sogno di Pedro The art of speaking of art by drawing a historical fresco; and at the same time the art of embossing history with force, of making it emerge from the business of those exceptional men, the artists. This is what happens along the unravelling of the pages of this novel built by Lauro stone by stone, brush stroke by brush stroke, just like [..] Read More »

Il Progetto

Il Progetto The trilogy of life is a threefold praise: to life (Il Progetto), to eros (La Crociera) and to death (La Condanna). Each novel has its narrative autonomy, while also referring the reader to the other two works. Three emblematic stories and three emblematic characters of the third millennium: Barbara Stein, Pascal Lambert and Milton [..] Read More »

La crociera

La crociera The trilogy of life is a threefold praise: to life (Il Progetto), to eros (La Crociera) and to death (La Condanna). Each novel has its narrative autonomy, while also referring the reader to the other two works. Three emblematic stories and three emblematic characters of the third millennium: Barbara Stein, Pascal Lambert and Milton [..] Read More »

La condanna

La condanna The trilogy of life is a threefold praise: to life (Il Progetto), to eros (La Crociera) and to death (La Condanna). Each novel has its narrative autonomy, while also referring the reader to the other two works. Three emblematic stories and three emblematic characters of the third millennium: Barbara Stein, Pascal Lambert and Milton [..] Read More »

Mutus

Mutus Mutus is the nickname of an elderly innocent convict, who in his protest against society chooses the path of complete silence. He communicates only with his fantastic inner world. After more than twenty years in prison spent in Pianosa, he is transferred to the island of Gorgona, where he manages to live moments of serenity in relationship [..] Read More »

Quel film mai girato (Volume I)

Quel film mai girato (Volume I) Fictionalized version of the script (part one) for a film never made due to the sudden death of the protagonist, Angela, the Author’s mother. Gianluigi Rondi: "This story, as it is written, has a depth of analysis that a film could never have. You would lose the monumental figure of the protagonist. You would lose the scent of that [..] Read More »

Quel film mai girato (Volume II)

Quel film mai girato (Volume II) Fictionalized version of the script (part two) for a film never made due to the sudden death of the protagonist, Angela, the Author’s mother. Vincenzo Scotti: "This novel is a great political essay, right in the highest meaning of politics as a great collective adventure, as a choral man's response to the challenges of time, [..] Read More »

Cossiga Suite

Cossiga Suite The novel, in English and Italian, takes its title from the hotel suite dedicated by Author's brother, Nello Lauro, director of the Grand Hôtel Splendide Royal in Lugano, to his friend Francesco Cossiga. It describes the extraordinary life of Nello, who died prematurely in 2008, with his passion for painting and his international [..] Read More »

Sorrento The Romance - Il conflitto, nel secolo XVI, tra Cristianesimo e Islam

Sorrento The Romance - Il conflitto, nel secolo XVI, tra Cristianesimo e Islam In the historical setting of the sixteenth century in Europe, bloodied by religious wars and by the clash between Christianity and Islam on the Mediterranean Sea, with its epicenter in the naval battle of Lepanto (1571), develops a human, extraordinary and tormented story of the protagonist, Marino Correale: from his birth in a patrician [..] Read More »

Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla e Sorrento

Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla e Sorrento This novel is a novelty, with unprecedented revelations, compared to other biographies of Lucio Dalla. It portrays the "dalliana" poetic, in its inner evolution, related to the special link that the artist has had for fifty years with Sorrento, which he described as "real corner of my soul", inspiring him his immortal song [..] Read More »

Lucio Dalla e San Martino Valle Caudina - Negli occhi e nel cuore

Lucio Dalla e San Martino Valle Caudina - Negli occhi e nel cuore This book dedicated by the Author to Lucio Dalla and to his historical bond with San Martino Valle Caudia, will be launched in 2016 on the occasion of 4th anniversary of the passing of the great artist from Bologna (1st March 2012 - 1st March 2016), in Italian as well as in English. The work is structured into two dialogues. The first one, [..] Read More »

IL PALAZZO MARZIALE DI SORRENTO

IL PALAZZO MARZIALE DI SORRENTO “Palazzo Marziale of Sorrento”, published by GoldenGate Edizioni, is an elegant publication (136 pages), in two versions, Italian and English, divided into three parts (The legend - The history - The art), and features a wonderful photographic material in colour, which presents the halls of the palace captured by photographer [..] Read More »

DANCE THE LOVE - Una Stella a Vico Equense

DANCE THE LOVE - Una Stella a Vico Equense “Dance The Love - A Star in Vico Equense”, published by GoldenGate Edizioni, dedicated to an extraordinary human and artistic story of the Russian dancer, Violetta Elvin, completes “The Sorrentine Trilogy” following the success of “Sorrento The Romance” (2013) and “Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla and [..] Read More »

DANCE THE LOVE - Una stella a Vico Equense. Le interviste - Le testimonianze

DANCE THE LOVE - Una stella a Vico Equense. Le interviste - Le testimonianze The book, written by Raffaele Lauro with Riccardo Piroddi, gathers, in chronological order, in English version, preceded by Italian version, the interviews released by the author of “Dance The Love - A Star in Vico Equense”, the third and latest novel of “The Sorrentine Trilogy” and the testimonies of the lecturers at [..] Read More »

Uno Straccione un Clown

Uno Straccione un Clown LUCIO DALLA. AN INTERNATIONAL WEB PEMIÈRE OF A SONG DEDICATED BY WRITER RAFFAELE LAURO TO LUCIO DALLA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING OF THE GREAT ARTIST FROM BOLOGNA (1st MARCH, 1st, 2012/MARCH, 1st, 2017). VIDEO AVAILABLE ON YOU TUBE On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the passing of Lucio Dalla (March, [..] Read More »

Don Alfonso 1890 - INTERVIEWS&CONVERSATIONS

Don Alfonso 1890 - INTERVIEWS&CONVERSATIONS This eBook, in English and in Italian, collects eleven interviews, given by writer Raffaele Lauro on the content of his new novel, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo and Sant’Agata sui Due Gol ”. The book, dedicated to the human, professional and entrepreneurial epic of Don Alfonso Costanzo Iaccarino (1872-1952) and to [..] Read More »

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