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French youth of Mondo Beat
Monique Charvet and Albert Villi Augerau, of the French youth of Mondo Beat


Mondo Beat N. 5 (Issue 7) - end July 1967 - edition: number of copies unknown



As I have already mentioned, on June 15, 1967, I dissolved the Movimento Mondo Beat, in the presence of half a dozen writers and intellectuals. All of them insisted for publishing a last issue of the magazine, to leave the memory of the destruction of Mondo Beat. Sincerely, I didn't see the need of it, since newspapers and magazines, in Italy and abroad, wrote on the destruction of Mondo Beat. Even more, I said that the magazine, without the support of the Movement, had no valence. But they insisted, and finally I gave in to their insistence, not to seem authoritarian. However, to mark my disagreement, I stated that I did not want to get interested in the publication of this last issue, while I had prepared the previous six.
Having to assign this task to someone, being all valid elements of the Movement dispersed or in jail, I could not assign the task to anyone else, but to Gianni De Martino, a young spy and murderer that the secret services had kept at my ribs. Of course, I did not suspect that this person was under the Vatican's orders.
So, a day after the dissolution of the Movement, I introduced Gianni De Martino to Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, a famous editor, who was willing to help with the publication of issues of the magazine Mondo Beat. Of course, I did not even suspect that Feltrinelli was a Mossad agent. As Cicero says "The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others" - and I was very noble at the times of Mondo Beat.


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What to say about this last issue of Mondo Beat magazine?
Gianni De Martino gave a cut of parish style to it, moreover, he conceived an article, that covered part of the front page and entirely the pages 2 and 3, where he wrote a lot of platitudes (but he did with the style of Allen Ginsberg!).
However, in the front page there is an interesting article, written by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, "The strike was successful" (Lo sciopero é riuscito). With this article, Feltrinelli tried to dress the longhairs of Mondo Beat in the uniforms of the Red Army (he played the communist, while working for the Mossad) but the article has historic value because Feltrinelli describes how the youths of Mondo Beat have pledged in Florence after the flood.
Here, an excerpt from the article by Feltrinelli

The youths of Mondo Beat were the first responders after Florence Flood
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli gives witness of the rescue of a patrimony of art and culture by the youths of Mondo Beat (note that the youths of Mondo Beat have pledged without being paid).

On page 9, there is a pompous statement by Andrea Valcarenghi about his conscientious objection to compulsory military service. This ended in a farce, because, imprisoned and subjected to psychological pressure, Andrea Valcarenghi not only wore the military uniform, but was also forced to collaborate with the Italian intelligence services. So, later, he has written a book, "Underground: a pugno chiuso!" (Underground with clenched fist!) a book that was highly publicized, in which he stated that Melchiorre Gerbino ran off with the money of the Movimento Mondo Beat (!)... A poor devil, Andrea Valcarenghi, a son of Dad, who wanted to play the revolutionary and ended up worshiping the guru Rajneesh, aka Osho.
On the back cover (page 12) there is a satirical drawing by Guido Crepax. With this, Guido Crepax, a famous comics artist, has joked on Corriere della Sera, who had written that the beats had the habit of playing their underage girls at dice.
Otherwise, on the contents of this last issue, there is to say that almost all the others, who have published articles, showed a great indignation towards the Italian government, because of the destruction of Mondo Beat, but, being strangers to the Contestation, they didn't write about it, nor, least of all, they had perception of the impending propagation of the Contestation through the mass. So, I do not want to bore the reader still commenting on this last issue of the magazine.
Like all good games, also Mondo Beat was short.

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