This novel by Buzzati is a simple yet fantastic story written in 1935; a sort of praising of childhood, it is filled with metamorphoses, sorcery, magical happenings and is a metaphor of the paradoxical relationship that adult humans have with Nature. The protagonist is Colonel Sebastiano Procolo, who inherits part of his uncle's estate in the Valle di Fondo, the so-called "Bosco Vecchio", while the remainder of the estate is left to Sebastiano's twelve-year-old nephew Benvenuto, who lives in a boarding school not far from Fondo. Soon the colonel's selfishness drives in his attempt to claim the entire wood in order to exploit to the full its resources by chopping down the trees. The goblins, secular custodians of the trees, resist his attempts and in the end the colonel, defeated and repentant, succumbs to the secret sacredness of the wood and its inhabitants. Claudio Carini skilfully interprets the various characters in the story (such as the goblins, Matteo the wind and the guardian magpie) and with his smooth narrative style leads us into the recesses of the wood's magical soul. A film based on the book was made by Ermanno Olmi in 1993 and Claudio Carini is the protagonist of a theatrical adaptation for children which is presented all over Italy by the innovative Fontemaggiore theatre in Perugia.
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