OF NEWS, YEAR 2008
Rottonara's music for the movie "Le Rëign de
Fanes" obtained a new prized award: this time in America,
at the "Garden State Film Festival"
at Asbury Park (New Jersey)! Details in the News.
friendly cooperation with the American diplomat and writer Peter
Bridges allowed the compilation of a preliminary
list of Wolff's
works translated into languages different from German and Italian,
an exchange of e-mails with Norbert
Spina, who made available the text of his lecture
and Eowyn of Rohan, the idea of an (uneasy) comparison
and J.R.R. Tolkien was developped: a first
sketch can be found here.
Bridges kindly informed me about a ballet, dated
1937 and inspired by Wolff's
legends, composed by the Italian musician Renzo Massarani;
further details in the section devoted to Music.
I found - by chance - the site of a mountain paintress, Luisa
Rota Sperti, who has created several drawings depicting
Wolff's works; I'm reporting somewhat more diffusely about it
in the section dealing with figurative
added an important title (I Veneti, di L. Capuis) to
upon kind infos by dr. Marino Baldovin, from
Padua, whom I'm warmly thanking here.
lecture I was announcing in the previous News, organized by Club
Speleologico Proteo at their seat at Vicenza, took
place as programmed and was met by a good attendance. My grateful
thanks to my friends of the Proteo.
I'm taking here the chance to celebrate this site having exceeded
4,000 visits, 2000 of which in the last nine months. My best and
friendly greeetings to all visitors!
9th, 2008 (updated March 11th)
March 28th, at 9. p.m., I'll
hold a speech about the Fanes, in a meeting organized by the
Speleologico Proteo at their seat, C/o Ex Scuole
Elementari "Fogazzaro", Viale Riviera Berica, 631
- 36100 Vicenza.
few months ago, I started circulating a Newsletter,
to inform interested people every time I update this site. Now
I organized the matter somewhat better; you can find how in
the chapter Research
- Remarks on single works
I added a page about Helmut Birkhan's
paper, that appeared in year 2000 on the Acts of the symposium
"Ad Gredine forestum 999 - 1999",
which I believe to be fundamental for the researches on the
Fanes' saga. All my interpretation of the legend basically follows
the guidelines established by the Austrian researcher, although
- my fault - I've been unaware of its existence till the end
eventually been able to complete the comparison between the
Italian translation of Wolff's
Kingdom of Fanes and the latest German issue of the
Dolomitensagen. A few points of some interest have
surfaced, but not really important as far as the interpretation
of the saga is concerned. I'm reporting about them in this
page; as a consequence, I've also retouched previous
the meanwhile, I got aware of the existence of an illustrated
edition (unpublished) of the same Dolomitensagen, a
work by Wolff himself and
his brother, Richard; I'm reporting here
to the researches of my friend, Franco Tauceri,
we now know something more about the TV fiction of the seventies
about the Fanes, that was titled "I monti di vetro"
[The Mountains of Glass]. An updating can be found here.
I've added a few new titles to the Bibliography.
just been informed that prof. Giuliano
Palmieri, often quoted in this site, passed away shortly before
Christmas. An archaeologist, deep connoisseur of the Dolomites,
of their folklore and their legends, Giuliano Palmieri was a great
lover of the Fanes' saga, to which his first book - written together
with Marco, his son - "I regni perduti dei Monti Pallidi"
[The lost kingdoms of the Pale Mountains] was almost completely
devoted. A longer hint to his life and works can be found in
this page. Although I only had a chance to get acquainted
with him shortly before he was stricken by an unforgiving disease,
I heartily considered him as a friend. Farewell, Giuliano, we'll