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  • His largely illusory professional status, maintained in the interest of bella figura, masked the reality of his desperate circumstances, just as his own worldly views were at variance with those of his unseen aunt, through whom he voiced visceral prejudices and beliefs.

    Rereading: Naples '44 by Norman Lewis

  • As you might expect of the country that gave us bella figura, Italy was an early signatory to the project.

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