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A significant example of typical Italian madness ("pazzia all'italiana") can be found at the website Pazzia e Poesia ( by Italian psychologist Giulivo Bastardi. It includes an extensive collection of essays and poetry that reflect a type of readily recognizable, cynical madness that is characteristic of the Italian culture and not generally found elsewhere. The website of Dr. Giulivo Bastardi is in the Italian language.

Mario Del Monaco - Etnographer and collector of the mementos of atypically deviant lifestyles