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Adam Foulds’s last novel, The Quickening Maze, was a truly superb study in madness and early psychiatric methods, combining the intellectual and the visceral in often startling ways (few will forget his description of the “dismantling” of a deer). In this latest work, he retains that powerful blend and focuses on another kind of madness: the madness of war.

Former Genoa head coach Alberto Malesani

Genoa sack coach Malesani

Genoa fired Alberto Malesani and were in the process of hiring Pasquale Marino, marking the 10th coaching change in Serie A since August.

Devis Mangia was sacked by Palermo

Palermo fire coach Devis Mangia

Palermo fired coach Devis Mangia on Monday, six weeks after extending his contract until the end of next season.

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Mario Monti promised to slash waste, corruption and privilege and crack down on tax evasion

Italy: Monti - cuts are only way to save us from economic disaster

Incoming Prime Minister, Mario Monti, has told Italy it must accept radical plans by his "government of national engagement" to slash waste, corruption and privilege – or see its economy fail.

Palermo rule out move for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini insists his club have no chance of signing Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli.

Video: Mount Etna erupts

The latest eruption on Mount Etna sent flames hundreds of metres into the air at the weekend.

Fulham sign midfielder Pajtim Kasami from Palermo

Fulham have confirmed the signing of Palermo midfielder Pajtim Kasami for an undisclosed fee.

Chelsea target Javier Pastore wants Italy stay

Javier Pastore would rather remain in Italy than join a Premier League team if he decides to leave Palermo this summer.

Letters from London and Europe, By Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

The Prince of Lampedusa led an erratic life before, nearly 60, he began his ironic classic of 19th-century Sicily, The Leopard. Translated by JG Nichols, this selection of letters home during 1920s travels gathers much finely atmospheric writing.

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Our Copa America previews continue with a closer look at the World Cup semi-finalists Uruguay.

Street Fight in Naples: A City's Unseen History, By Peter Robb

Neapolitan, and not easily forgotten

Sanchez the gem in Chile's goal mine

South America's Cristiano Ronaldo is 'missing piece in Barcelona's jigsaw' and is being sold before the transfer market falls apart

Palermo maintain interest in Arsenal target

Palermo have not given up hope of signing Arsenal target Ricardo Alvarez but know they face stiff competition to acquire the Argentina star.

Samuel Eto'o considering Premier League switch

Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has revealed he is mulling over a move to the Barclays Premier League this summer.

Mob mentality: Mafia History

You need to be brave to investigate the bloody history of the Mafia. Here, author John Dickie explains why he risks the wrath of the Cosa Nostra with his work
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