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Pensose leggerezze

  • Luigi Dei,

In this peculiar volume, Luigi Dei gathers a collection of his writings, calling them ‘thoughtful lightness’ as a tribute to a writer he loves: Italo Calvino. The reference at the beginning of the collection is intended as a sign of appreciation and gratitude towards this great Italian intellectual of the last century. Even the structure of the various sections honors the memory of the writer, recalling his ‘Six Memos for the next Millennium’. Brief little stories, animated by the desire to discover everyday life; extracts of speeches characterized by a will to fantasize, imagine and recover the values of visibility; selected parts from greeting speeches on various issues addressed in conferences he attended as a Rector; new theatrical ‘stories’: all of these are the texts that Luigi Dei manages – with sensitivity and great communication skills – to fill with fantasy, imagination, accuracy, diversity, swiftness and thoughtful lightness. And he’s able to do it using a very peculiar language and a captivating style that encourages the reflection on the most important issues of our time.

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Luigi Dei

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1654-3603

Luigi Dei is a Chemistry Professor at the University of Florence, where he carries out research activity in Material Chemistry. Author of several scientific publications in international journals, from 2015 to 2021 he has been the Magnificent Rector of the University of Florence. Along with his research activity, he also dedicates himself to scientific dissemination and literary writing, according to a genre he has invented: the ‘scientifantasia’, in which fantasy and imagination are the means allowing the communication of true science. He published his posts on Facebook, on the ‘luigideirettoreunifi’ page (no longer available as his mandate expired) and on his private profile. This volume collects a large number of his posts.
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Book Title

Pensose leggerezze

Authors

Luigi Dei

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

320

Publication Year

2021

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© 2021 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-5518-406-9

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