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Call it love of country or love of the village, campanilismo, or what not, it was the dominance of the old pagan form, the old affirmation of immortality through procreation, as opposed to the Christian affirmation of immortality through self-death and social love.
The nostalgia, the campanilismo from which Italians suffer, the craving to be in sight of the native church-tower, to stand and talk in the native market place or piazza, this was only half formed in Ciccio, taken away as he had been from Pescocalascio when so small a boy.
David Gilmour finds instead a land and people defined enduringly by campanilismo literally, the municipal bell tower - a communal loyalty - and with little interest in nationalism except when "forced or cajoled".