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Raffaele Aragona

Raffaele Aragona (Naples), engineer, taught Construction Technique at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Journalist, creator and promoter of the conferences of caprienigma, he is one of the founders of the Oplepo. For the “Biblioteca Oplepiana” he wrote La viola del bardo. Small illustrated homonymary (1994) and many other works in collective form. Author of Una voce little ago. Repertory of homonymous words of the Italian language (Zanichelli, 1994), he edited for the Italian Scientific Editions, the volumes: Enigmatica. Per una poietica ludica (1996), The vertigo of the labyrinth (2000), The rule is this (2002), Sillabe di Sibilla (2004), The double (2006), Illusion and seduction (2010), The invention and the rule (2012). Also edited by him: Ancient Neapolitan riddles (Tommaso Marotta, 1991, re-edited Marotta & Cafiero, 1994), Capri à contrainte (La Conchiglia, 2000), Naples potential (Dante & Descartes, 2007) and the volume Italo Calvino. Potential paths (Manni, 2008). He published the small volume Pizza in the series “Petit Précis de gastronomie italienne” (Éditions du Pétrin, Paris, 2017). He is the author of two volumes for the online editions (2019): Enigmi e dintorni and Sapori della mente. Potential Gastronomy Dictionary. His Oplepiana. Dictionary of potential literature is published by Zanichelli (2002).

Raffaele Aragona

Raffaele Aragona (Naples), engineer, taught Construction Technique at the University of Naples “Federico II”. Journalist, creator and promoter of the conferences of caprienigma, he is one of the founders of the Oplepo. For the “Biblioteca Oplepiana” he wrote La viola del bardo. Small illustrated homonymary (1994) and many other works in collective form. Author of Una voce little ago. Repertory of homonymous words of the Italian language (Zanichelli, 1994), he edited for the Italian Scientific Editions, the volumes: Enigmatica. Per una poietica ludica (1996), The vertigo of the labyrinth (2000), The rule is this (2002), Sillabe di Sibilla (2004), The double (2006), Illusion and seduction (2010), The invention and the rule (2012). Also edited by him: Ancient Neapolitan riddles (Tommaso Marotta, 1991, re-edited Marotta & Cafiero, 1994), Capri à contrainte (La Conchiglia, 2000), Naples potential (Dante & Descartes, 2007) and the volume Italo Calvino. Potential paths (Manni, 2008). He published the small volume Pizza in the series “Petit Précis de gastronomie italienne” (Éditions du Pétrin, Paris, 2017). He is the author of two volumes for the online editions (2019): Enigmi e dintorni and Sapori della mente. Potential Gastronomy Dictionary. His Oplepiana. Dictionary of potential literature is published by Zanichelli (2002).
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Neapolitans of Rome

by Raffaele Aragona Years ago, it was 2009, three "boys" from Umberto, the Lyceum of Chiaja attended in the Thirties, met the students of that same Institute for a friendly chat about the things of Naples, ...

The blackout of advertising

by Raffaele Aragona In recent days the activity of the employees of the Municipality of Naples was highlighted, who covered with white posters what appeared in the advertising tables of Santa Lucia; they,...

Galilei's enigma

While today's enigmistics, despite having considerable means of diffusion, does not have a precise characterization in terms of literary activity, in the past it experienced moments of authentic splendor; the common reader ...

Electronic data processing

The sympathetic phonetic juxtaposition 'E Di Pi' (eletronic data processing) with 'Edìpi' (puzzle lovers) is certainly not matched by an effective and valid application of the computer to the art of composing and solving puzzles ....

A mermaid that does not enchant

by Raffaele Aragona It was read in the Neapolitan newspapers a few weeks ago that the sports commissioner "took stock of the situation on the initiatives in honor of Maradona stopped by the prosecutor". TO...

The “pi” day

Dear Director, I am an Italian from New York and a passionate reader of Moondo. Today, March 14, we celebrate Pi Day, I would like to read about the history and application (also in the artistic and literary field) of this ...

Hey, what a taste! Hey, what a taste when madama if sponta 'or bust!

In 1991 a small book of riddles was published: Ancient Neapolitan riddles1 which, together with another volume of Neapolitan things, opened a series, le mal'erbe, which already from the denomination, suggested a ...

Naples: Mexican murals and Neapolitan murals

by Raffaele Aragona The murals take their name from the Mexican “muralism”, an artistic movement of protest against power, which developed with the fresco technique on public walls, mostly with ...