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Trieste, a place where literature permeates every corner of the city. Here, writers such as Italo Svevo, James Joyce, Umberto Saba, Virgilio Giotti, Scipio Slataper, Bobi (Roberto) Bazlen, Giani Stuparich, Carlo Stuparich, Silvio Benco lived and worked, attended the literary cafés and left their mark.
Writers who breathed the atmosphere of multicultural Trieste (nineteenth-twentieth century), and who brought it to us in their writings. It is in Trieste that Joyce reconstructs, in large part, the Dublin of Ulysses, and it is the daily life of Trieste that shines through Svevo’s books.
In the contemporary literary scene, as well as Italian writers such as Claudio Magris, there are even writers in German, such as Veit Heinichen, who has lived in Trieste since 1997.
Indeed it is Trieste, sea and border town, with its complexity and its multiculturalism, which is the protagonist of Heinichen’s thrillers – bestsellers in Germany and Austria since 2003 now translated into many languages. Each book examines both historical and current aspects of life, providing a pleasant portrait of the city, with its complex and fascinating soul, where the food is good and where culture and art have much to offer.
The route proposed by this App, is ideal to go hunting for the key places in the everyday life of Commissioner Proteo Laurenti, the protagonist of these novels and the television dramas produced for the early evening of the main German TV channel ARD by Trebitsch Entertainment of Hamburg. It is one of the most successful television production companies in the German market and shoots its Commissioner Laurenti programmes entirely in Friuli Venezia Giulia.