(ANSA) – TURIN, 17 SEPTEMBER – Hundreds of people queued, under a hot summer sun, to listen to the historian and writer Alessandro Barbero at the Reggia di Venaria (Turin) who proposed to the public the meeting ‘Napoleon did not play Risiko ‘dedicated to reading and commenting on War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, for a reflection on the disconcerting link that unites the terrible dimension of war and that of play. “Talking about war as a game – observes Barbero – may seem repugnant to our sensibility, yet the expression has always existed and a great thinker like Guy Debord has dedicated very in-depth reflections to this topic and an entire book, Le Jeu de la guerre . Tolstoy in War and Peace does not hide how terrible war is and yet the dimension of the game, a very serious game in which the stakes are the highest imaginable, is always present under the surface “.
The meeting was organized as part of the ‘Reggia Libera tutti!’ Review, a cycle of readings aloud and playful lessons. Access was slowed down by a computer problem at the ticket office. (HANDLE).
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