Today we talk about The Martial Artist, a book by Tiziano Bonanni published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Tiziano Bonanni to get to know him better and what are the crucial themes of his book The Martial Artist.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What are the crucial themes of this book?
The book is an atypical autobiography divided into three chapters, a first part on my origins; my youth at school, judo and the follies of a life between perdition and imagination. The second part is more intimate, on the contradictions of an imperfect man between soul and body, between the measure of artistic sublimation and the needs of the body as a biological machine that must necessarily experience pain and sacrifice in order to better understand the pleasure of living and the well. The last part is the “black book” of today, a ruthless portrait of today’s society where fears and alterations of the truth reign supreme in a dystopian reality that grinds endless lives. The martial artist is a hybrid identity that wanders between different worlds accepting every challenge with courage and dignity, sublimating those imperfections that create uniqueness in a time, ours, which has cancelled the value of individuality on the altar of globalism and of an increasingly present transhumanism.
- What would like to hear from your readers?
A writer never writes to have the reader’s consent, he writes out of a need for internal communication that most of the time is always very conflicting, and whether external interlocutors like it or not, it doesn’t matter. With regard to the market, however, consent is important to legitimize the author of a book, or an artist in general, both from the point of view of visibility and compensation, but this is an external aspect of a practical nature. One who buys a book buys a travel ticket to an unknown destination, there are insignificant books and others that take you to places that make you die or be reborn, it depends on the contents of a text but also on those of its readers because each of us it is a mixture of different clays. What I wrote is what I think as a free man capable of desiring, disagreeing, deciding on his own life in a historical moment in which hypocrisy and mediocrity are dominant because it generates profit and makes intelligence inconvenient. I am a difficult guy who generally others don’t like very much, so I never expect anything from anyone, I believe that living is a privilege even when life is tearing you apart, it is the only way I know to stay alive but I accept advice.
- How would you describe your writing style?
I am not a writer but an artist who, in the course of many years of research, has worked in the experimentation of new visual languages without ever having a real style, so I think it also happened in my way of writing which I believe to be an extension of my creative thinking, always unstable, analytical and evocative at the same time. Writing has always accompanied me, I need it to define the boundaries of an existential counter-culture thought and experience to be shared with others for the development of a critical thought that is sometimes necessary to save even our lives.
- How was your publishing experience?
Europe Books staff was professional, helpful when needed and generous with advice especially for an up and coming writer like myself. I believe that publishing entrepreneurship should invest more in new proposals but I understand that risk exposure is dangerous, especially in a period like ours which, in the last two decades, has deliberately destroyed the “nourishing culture” to reduce it to a dying wreck, which thrives on poor appearances, supported by patronage policies on the facade. Having said that, my opinion on Europe Books is positive, also given the courageous investments that the publishing house has undertaken beyond national borders that offer greater visibility of its products abroad.
- Are you planning to write a new book?
In the immediate future I do not believe I am going to, but you can never say, I may need to share other journeys in the imagination perhaps with a book of stories, also because, after all, the artist is an explorer who continually wanders in dimensions outside the ‘ordinary and takes notes on his travels, observes and reflects to offer the world ever new questions. I would like to write, if I have the opportunity, a visionary story that combines past, present and future in a perpetual cycle. I am absolutely convinced of the possibility of time travel, man has already been doing it for centuries without any technology because he is the most advanced biological machine in the universe; unfortunately this privilege is reserved for very few advanced living beings because most human beings are still stuck in primitive desires or are prisoners of the web that virtually satisfies them, which is the same thing. Each book is already written or not, who knows….
Europe Books thanks the author Tiziano Bonanni once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside him on the editorial path that led to the publication of his book The Martial Artist. We wish him the best of luck for his book and for his future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish you that you could get the best out of reading this book, and to find useful food for thoughts to apply into your everyday life!
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy this very interesting reading!