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On 25 April the anniversary of the Liberation of Italy and the victorious struggle of the partisan forces during the Second World War, against the fascist government and the Nazi occupation are celebrated.

In the same period another form of resistance was in progress: that of the peasants in the countryside of Italy. And it is precisely this theme that deals with "The grass of hooves: the other Resistance, tales of a peasant struggle" by Tullio Bugari, published by Vydia.

Rural Lettering Earth Words - 2016 edition, the book unfolds through eleven stories, written in literary language, that retrace the season of the rural struggles that took place immediately after the war, in the two years 1949-1950, before the great exodus from the campaign.

The writer of Jesi tells of the workers of the Po Valley and of Puglia, of the medieval struggles in the central regions, of the occupation of the lands south of the strikes of Friuli, Abruzzo and Calabria. A true epopee rediscovered thanks to the historical research work conducted by Bugari.

We asked the author of these struggles of resistance, which marked Italy and the Marches, during the Second World War and immediately after the war. A suggestive picture has emerged ...

"On April 25, I have always been involved when there were not only many partisans in the ceremonies, but also those who helped them, hiding food or weapons stores, or relatives of victims who remembered their loved ones, the Resistance is not just heroic, but also of ordinary people ".

"They did not know the philosophers of the poetic soldiers of this peasant humanism" writes Salvatore Quasimodo in the poem of the Cervi brothers, inserted yesterday 23 April in the show "E questo è la fiore", with the Canzoniere dell'Anpi and the Arci Voce group. This humanism "sings" in the book of stories "The grass from the hooves" and in the concert of readings and songs with Silvano Staffolani, on the rural struggles of the post-war period.

Many former partisans or people who have helped, who first reconquer democracy on the "Charter" and then with new social struggles, try to make concrete that promise of equality and justice. It is "the other resistance", I write in my book, it is the same desire for direct participation for a better life. Today, April 25th, you can remember it for having, meeting problems and meeting others.

On April 26, a new novel comes out of the author: "E Riavulille", set in 1977, a year that apparently has nothing to do with the Liberation, and also a year often liquidated by combining it with the label "years of lead". "Even here, in different forms - explains Tullio Bugari - the same desire to be and participate, protagonists of their rights, in those years after the warm autumn, with the workers organized in the factory councils, or with the young people who were making a voice , create radio everywhere, paraphrasing the title of a beautiful song by Gaber, we could say that the Resistance is participation ».

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