Luigi Capuana – L’Isola del Sole – Forward

I regret not having felt Sicilian enough; of having also exaggerated the defects of the island character, and, when I had to think each time I was asked, of having even-handedly appreciated its qualities and peculiarities; I regret not having blatantly defended Sicily, without over-inflated provincialism, when having heard it badly judged or slandered, a none too rare occurrence, unfortunately. (Luigi Capuana – L’Isola del Sole – Forward)
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Ebbi rimorsi di non essermi sentito Siciliano abbastanza; di avere esagerato anch’io i difetti del carattere isolano, e di avere apprezzato equamente pregi e particolari ogni volta che, interrogato, avevo dovuto ragionare; ebbi rimorso di non aver difeso clamorosamente, e senza sciocche gonfiezze di amor provinciale, la Sicilia, quando l’avevo sentita mal giudicata o calunniata, cosa non rara purtroppo.” (Luigi Capuana – L’Isola del Sole – proemio)

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