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Raffaele Lauro

This website, apart from presenting the essential biographical information about Raffaele Lauro, in particular in terms of his cultural education, his activity as professor, essayist, publicist, director, local administrator, institutional officer and politician, in a more spread and documented way gathers the whole narrative work of the writer, starting from his debut in 1987 with “Roma a due piazze”, a novel awarded with the Premio Chianciano di Narrativa Opera Prima 1987 award, up until “The Sorrentine Trilogy”, an act of love towards his native land: Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula. In 2017, the Trilogy will be published in English in a pocket format, including the new novel, “Don Alfonso 1890 - Salvatore Di Giacomo e Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi”.

Narrative work

The narrative work includes fifteen novels published between 1987 and 2016, linked by a single emotion: the universe love.

Ritratto di Raffaele Lauro. A.Pincherle, Firenze, 1991

Raffaele Lauro, 2017

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, 1st, 2012/March, 1st, 2017) and the imminent twinning of Sorrento and San Martino Valle Caudina, the beloved places of Dalla linked to his masterpiece “Caruso”, writer Raffaele Lauro (www.raffaelelauro.it), the author of three books about the singer-songwriter (“Caruso The Song - Lucio Dalla and Sorrento”, 2015; “Lucio Dalla and San Martino Valle Caudina - In the eyes and in the heart”, 2016, and “Lucio Dalla and Sorrento Tour - Stages, images and testimonies”, 2016) and of the documentary (“Lucio Dalla and Sorrento - Places of the Soul”, 2015), dedicated a song to the artist from Bologna, entitled “A ragamuffin, a clown”, with music by Giuliano Cardella, Paolo Della Mora and Alberto Lucerna, and performed in the video inserted below via a link to You Tube by the musical group “The Sputos”. “This song, as well as the books and the documentary - stated Lauro - was inspired by Dalla. I wrote the text in an instant at night, overtaken by a great emotion having had a dream about Lucio singing “on a bigger square, where the eternity sparkles and winter never sets”. I have added there some wonderful self written verses, which I will donate to his and now also my great friend from Barletta, journalist Giuseppe Dimiccoli. I thank maestros Cardella, Della Mora and Lucerna, who created the music with heart, and I thank the musical group that accompanied me in 2015 at a few stages of the ‘Lucio Dalla and Sorrento TOUR’ for performing. The images in the video, created by Michele Martucci, couldn’t have been different than of the places of his soul, of Sorrento, the corner of his paradise. I trust that this new proof of love for Lucio can be picked up by a great interpreter of Italian songs to keep worthily celebrating a man, a poet and a musician, of whom we all feel the nostalgia and lack.”

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"Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know" (A Moveable Feast, 1964)