The Death of Giuseppe Pinelli: Truth, Representation, Memory

  • John Foot
Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)


Ever since Giuseppe Pinelli’s death in December 1969, controversy has raged on about how he died, and why. The facts themselves have never been agreed upon. Numerous versions exist of this event, and new versions continue to appear nearly forty years after the original event. These divisions have continued to separate the ways in which Pinelli is remembered, culminating in the existence of two very similar plaques dedicated to the anarchist, in the same place, but with different messages about the circumstances of his death.


Police Station Detective Story Black Flag Investigative Journalist Police Inspector 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    For Licia Pinelli see Piero Scaramucci, Licia Pinelli. Una storia quasi soltanto mia ( Milan: Mondadori, 1982 ).Google Scholar
  2. 12.
    Emile Zola, The Dreyfus Affair: ‘J’accuse’ and Other Writings, ed. Alain Pagès, trans. Eleanor Levieux ( New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1996 ), 52–53.Google Scholar
  3. 13.
    Eric Cahm, The Dreyfus Affair in French Society and Politics ( London: Longman, 1996 ), 115.Google Scholar
  4. 14.
    The most thorough account is Jean-Denis Bredin, The Affair: the Case of Alfred Dreyfus ( New York: G. Braziller, 1986 ).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Stephen Gundle and Lucia Rinaldi 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Foot

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations