OF NEWS, YEAR 2007
Today, just a couple of news:
An important international
movie award has been conferred upon the film music of the
Rëign de Fanes"; best congratulations and wishes
to Susy Rottonara, who authored them;
- The magazine "Meridiani Montagne"'s issue
of November (n.29) is entirely devoted to the Dolomiti
di Fanes; there is a hint to the Fanes' saga, and this site
gets quoted as well (!).
I've added the section "Laboratory",
devoted to topics that are still under study, and about which
I also hope to be able collecting some pieces of information and
opinions by the site users. I'm beginning by three topics: the
Ladinian words used to indicate eagles
and resp. vultures; the meaning of the word "velme"
in the Fodom dialect; and the presence of other shield-bearers
in the various armies of the old ages.
- I've also inserted,upon kind request by the American reader
Lewis, a summary of the legend (in
the section "Analysis") for those who are more or less
completely unacquainted with it;
I've also inserted a remark into the section "Reports",
where I refer about the retrieval, on the cliff of mount Lagazuoi,
of the long-sought effigy of the King of Fanes
turned into stone; my thanks to A.
Foschian (Fox) who kindly allowed me to reproduce his photo
on this site also:
I updated and enriched again the page of Links.
new features on the site:
I've introduced a new section, "Fanes
in Art", divided into four pages: literature, figurative
arts, music and movies-theater-radioTV. The material is still
far from complete, and I'm inviting everybody who is aware of
other works, kindly to tell me.
- I've inserted a section of "Reports"
to keep account of events that have taken place, like lectures,
meetings or so, or also of specific researches, etc. Two first
examples are already on site;
Thanks to dr. Veronica Irsara's kind contribution, I was able
to correct a few mistakes in my "translation" from Ladinian
at the page "Zakan - wer weiss wann";
I have split the present page of News, that was becoming too long,
shifting the news of former years (2006 only for the moment) into
a separate archive, accessible from the bottom of this page;
updated and enriched the page of the Links;
updated the "Cultural proposals"
I corrected several points here and there, according to new informations
I hope being able to
update the site again soon, as I have a lot of meat in the pot.
to the Author Alessandro Manfroi's courtesy, I added to the Bibliography
a title devoted to archery in the Dolomites' mythology. My thanks
also to Luca Gilardi, who alerted me that the download links for
the complete audio tracks in the English section were unoperative.
Now they should have been fixed.
also happy to announce that the Fanes
Cultural Association (in Ladinian: Lia Fanes) is
organizing a sequence of events and lectures about the Fanes'
Kingdom from next 28/7 to 26/8 in the Badia Valley . The full
programme of the festival (in pdf format) can be consulted here.
I'll attend myself the event of August 7th at La Villa and August
9th at San Vigilio di Marebbe, maybe also that of August 13th
at the Fanes Hut.
the site has grown to some complexity, and finding topics is no
longer easy, I've added a "Site map" showing the usual
tree-shape, with remarks about the contents of each page and a
quick link to reach it. In the future, I also wish to add a small
"Site search" motor.
also taking the chance here to celebrate the two-thousandth visitor
of the site.
several difficulties - last but not least a lightning strike which
entered my computer through the ADSL line - I got to complete
a new, user-friendlier presentation of the audio
passages broadcast by the "Bayerischer Rundfunk"
(see news of Dec. 12,th, 2006), for which I'm grateful to ms.
Tarabiono and dr. W. Karreth. Now you can separately downoad or
listen to each single passage in German or Ladinian that compose
the broadcast. I also summarily transcribed their content. I must
apologyze for the mistakes I no doubt introduced because of my
very scant knowledge of both languages, and I'm inviting anyone,
who can help me improving on the result, to get in touch with
me. I would also like, on the long run, transcribing and translating
the whole broadcast, as it includes several informatons that are
still unpublished as far as I know, to begin with the Fanes' saga.
a new section appears again within the "Researches on the
Its title is "Wolff's text
in German and its Italian translations". It
has been triggered by Veronica
Irsara's remark that there are at least some discrepancies
original text in German and what has been translated and published
in Italian. To check that, I retrieved the Dolomitensagen
in their original language and started translating and comparing.
I'm presenting here the first results of this comparison. I also
somewhat modified the "Researches
on the legend".
opening today a new section within the "Researches on the
Its title is "Remarks on
single works" and it is devoted to the critical
analysis os specific works, of different Authors, who studied
the Fanes' saga or other Ladinian legends somehow related to it.
I'm beginning the series, that I hope to enrich rather quickly,
by a glimpse over G.B. Alton's delicious booklet (1881), "Proverbi,
tradizioni ed anneddoti delle valli ladine orientali"
[Proverbs, Traditions and Anecdotes from the Eastern Ladinian
Valleys], which I recommend to all interested people - or
at least to Italian speakers - because it is written in Ladinian
with an Italian translation aside. I've also updated the Bibliography,
adding several new titles to it.
all interested people:
monday April 30th, 2007 (in
the prolonged festivity of May 1st ), at 18. p.m.,
Norbert Spina (Associazione Romana Studi Tolkieniani)
and myself shall hold a twin lecture within the Festival
Tolkieniana Net at the Auditorium of cascina Fagnana
at Buccinasco (Mi). Norbert's lecture will be
"From Middle-Earth to the Dolomites. A comparison
between two mirroring characters: Éowyn of Rohan and Dolasilla
of the Fanes"
"The Kingdom of Fanes: a saga from pre-historical
interested people are kindly invited to visit the official site
of the event at: http://festival.tolkieniana.net/.