Since 2018, Marco Occhipinti has been uncovering stories from letters, postcards, telegrams or any other interesting piece of postal history and presenting them on his “Sfizi.Di.Posta” website and Facebook page.
A few days ago, the “Sfizi.Di.Posta” book was born, with thirty unpublished such stories – ‘whims’ as Marco likes to call them – that cover 130 years in his country, Italy: from a boy who skips school to the letters of Silvio Pellico, from General Nobile and the survivors of the Red Tent to the poor and abandoned father. Experiences and glimpses of everyday life are brought to light thanks to postal documents.
Foreword by Gianfranco Jannuzzo; historical introduction by Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi; with the collaboration of the graphologist Mirka Mantoan.
Cosmo Iannone Editore, Isernia, October 2023, 216 pp., ill. colour, paperback, format 17×24, ISBN 978-88-516-0240-6, €22 + €5 reg. shipping (for Italy).
How to place an order: http://www.sfizidiposta.it/il-libro