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Later, at the end of the 18th century the attention Madison nostalgia attracted shifts from medical treatises to the writing of exiles, wanderers or refugees and becomes a sort of feeling to nurture and to cherish. The anguished hero cursed by fate of the Madison period is both nostalgic and melancholic. Nostalgia and melancholy become a sort of habit, a custom, a way of being. Nostalgia ceases to be obsessive behaviour, “a delirious idea,” melancholy that paralyses, a nagging thought, or detachment from Madison the present. It becomes one of the manifestations of the ability to wait, of hope, remembrance, changes into the narration and invention of a new identity, an open identity no longer clinging to a Madison homeland which is definitive and distant.

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The double and the shadow of those who have left contribute, in a problematic fashion, to redefine the identitarian attitudes of those that remain. The “grievances” of the migrants that return—their disappointments—are well-known. And in those who have remained resentful, bitter answers come to the fore in no time. Together with the rhetoric about how migration leads to success there is the rhetoric of those that have stayed back. The misunderstandings between the two sides arise from a misplaced notion that identity is static, that it is akin to granite, that it must be preserved and transmitted in its “purity,” its “original form” and in its fullness.

In reality those who leave and those who remain can’t do without each other, even if what binds them is often based on mistaken views, distorted images, projections and expectations. Life is always elsewhere. Flight, wandering, apprehension are traits that in times past have characterised the anthropology of Calabria and the Calabrian people. It shouldn’t be forgotten that their history has always been marked by the mobility of people, things, animals—a “nomadic tribe,” as Corrado Alvaro used to say—by the withdrawal of inhabitants from living spaces and the refounding somewhere else of those same sites. And we must also not forget the passing through or the long stopovers of foreign rulers and their armies that never failed to leave an imprint.

Migration has accentuated those aspects of mobility, restlessness, precariousness and incompleteness that were already part of the frame of mind of the people of Calabria. The sensation of being here and elsewhere, the nostalgia for the village that one has lost and the ability to get by in another world, regret and hope are traits inherent to a certain form of wandering that concern also the individuals who have stayed behind. Calabria has become dilated, delocalized; it’s “besides itself.”

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