James Bötkös and Manrico Murzi
“No blasphemy harms Islam and Muslims so much as the call for murdering a writer.” (Naguib Mahfouz)
Manrico is a true gentleman traveler, humble, affable, always courteous, one can feel that he has thought a lot about the meaning of life (and its opposite).
Manrico Murzi “the poet adventurer” is an Italian writer, journalist and translator. In 1958 he left teaching to concentrate on long journeys in the Mediterranean and especially visiting sites of classical civilizations of antiquity, browsing North Africa and the Middle East.
He contributes to newspapers and magazines. He recently toured India at the invitation of the Government, then to Algeria, where he survived two attacks. He was very impressed by his stay in the desert .
He is member of the Committee of Writers of the European Union and an Ambassador of Culture of UNESCO.
Some of his translations: ” Les charités d’Alcippe” by Marguerite Yourcenar, “Le Quartier des garçons” by Naguib Mahfouz.