S that shaped the Mainardi family This is a truly engrossing story which evokes deep empathy I m happy to have read this story than any other story since probably Krakauer diogo mainardi s the fall as mem rias de um pai em 424 passos is a moving portrait of a father s love and devotion the brazilian
JOURNALISTNOVELISTTRANSLATOR S SON TITO WAS BORN IN 2000 WITH s son tito was born in 2000 with palsy a result of negligence and incompetence on the part of a venetian hospital mainardi s memoir through the lens of architecture literature art and history aims to make sense of his son s disability highlighting the circular nature of both tito s story and the world itselfcomposed of 424 brief passages many of which are photographs paintings or film stills the fall draws from both antiuity and popular culture to cast the challen A parents obsession over for their
child is nothing new and is the focus is nothing new and is the focus this slim volume the Fall A Father s Memoir in 424 Steps authored by novelist Diogo Mainardi The book is written with 424 blog style entries and details the life of Mainardi s son Tito who was diagnosed in with Cerebral PalsyMainardi recalls how startled he was *When He Discovered His Son *he discovered his son an incubator unattended by medical staff turning green in the maternity ward at Scuola Grande di San Marco hospital in Venice His wife Anna didn t receive the emergency caesarean she needed and lack of oxygen caused Tito s CP When Mainardi massaged his sons back the day after he was born suddenly Tito became responsive and alert Tito would need a great deal of therapy support and assistance to manage his needs CP became Mainardi s second language and Tito s natural state was to be happy he inspired his father with cosmic optimism he devoted his energy solely and entirely to Tito His son became his God Auschwitz survivor Richard III his turtle James Stewart Jacopo Tintoretto everything he read and lovedMainardi s other topics related to historic events art and literature making this book interes. On Tito as he walks with great difficulty alongside his father through Venice to the beautiful Lombardo Renaissance Hospital where a medical mishap during Tito’s birth left him with cerebral palsyAs they make their way toward the place where their lives changed forever Mainard.
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Ting The 1487 Malleus Maleficarum Dominican friar Heinrich Kramer concerned the witch *Midwives That Committed Crimes *that committed crimes children In 1808 Napoleon Bonaparte expelled all the monks in the monastery that became the hospital where his son was born In 1833 John Ruskin wrote in the Stones of Venice that the immortal elements had son was born In 1833 John Ruskin wrote in the Stones of Venice that the immortal elements had power to shape the destiny of its inhabitants sometimes going against the law of the spirit Mainardi felt these ideals elements etc namely Pietro Lombardo John Ruskin Napoleon and the amnihook were the things that led to Tito s affliction The reader also learns about Ezra Pound his distain for the Jewish people The 1939 Action T4 of Adolf Hitler This secret program began with the execution of 5 month old Gerhard Kretschmar born blind with only one arm and leg Unwanted by his own father he deemed him an idiot and a monster after being examined at Leipzig University by Hitler s personal physician Karl Brandt this infant was murdered The first phase of T4 eliminated disabled adults mentally ill epileptics alcoholics These events led to the Holocaust that claimed the lives 1942 1943 of over 800000 Jewish people deemed enemies of the Third Reich Mainardi observed that Tito wouldn t be alive if he had been born during that timeThe family relocated to Rio de Janeiro where Nico was born June 16 2005 After Nico s birth Tito who used a communication device became vocal The brothers mirrored each others speech and movements The use of the Kaye Walker increased Tito s mobility in 2008 Tito walked 359 steps solo Typically children may resent parental favored preferential treatment over one child for another Anna and Nico are barely mentioned in this uniue passionately written book Great artistic pictures photos of Tito and family were included Diogo Mainardi is a novelist and writes for Veja the largest news magazine in Brazil He has translated the writing of Evelyn Waugh Italo Calvino and Gore Vidal into Portuguese He lives in Venice. I draws on his nowledge of art history and culture to try to explain a misfortune that could have been avoided From Marcel Proust to Neil Young Sigmund Freud to Humpty Dumpty Renaissance Venice to Auschwitz he charts the trajectory of the Western world with Tito at its center . Really unusual book difficult to classify Written by the father
OF A CHILD BORN WITH CEREBRALa child born with cerebral it relates the causes of his son s Tito condition and their journey through his *childhood via Italian Renaissance architect Pietro Lombardi Abbott Costello and Assasin s Creed II to name but *via Italian Renaissance architect Pietro Lombardi Abbott Costello and Assasin s Creed II to name but few I can guarantee it won t be the book you re expecting This is a moving and often humorous tribute from a father to his son born with cerebral palsey The book is laid out in 424 tidbits steps of information about his life with his son The author draws many likenesses of historical Italian monuments and buildings Brazilian beach detail and famous *People And Paintings In History To Relate *and paintings in history to relate the trials tribulations and remarkable moments in his son s life Very interesting book layout and comparisons I really felt the love this father has for his sonI accepted Tito s cerebral palsyI accepted it as if it were the most natural thing in the world I accepted it with delight I accepted it with enthusiasm I accepted it with love Knowing how to fall is much valuable than nowing how to walk I don t read much Nonfiction After reading this there isn t much reason for me to read any This was honestly the best book I have read in years I have read a lot of good fiction really good But nothing touched me than this story This is a short read and I admit I neglected my own family in my haste to get to its conclusion A beautiful story of a father who s sole purpose is to care for his child A child wrongfully stricken with Cerebral Palsy But this isn t a sad tale It s far from that It s a tale of triumph A boy s triumph Woven among the achievements of Diogo s son are circular tales of all the things around them and how they relate Diogo is so involved with his son he sees him in everything and everything is a part of his son From architecture literature sculpture medicine holocaust and politics all these things become part of the cosmic makeup of Cerebral Palsy and the event. The Fall is a memoir like no other It is a celebration of love an homage to a courageous child and an honest look at the ways beauty and art can be deceptive forces in our lives The Fall is made up of 424 short passages This is the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi’s .