Translating Bassani

Translating Bassani

Poet and translator Jamie McKendrick has found a way to render Bassani’s notoriously complex syntax, his long, languorous sentences with…

The Year Of History, A Novel

The Year of History, A Novel

When Elsa Morante published La Storia. Romanzo in 1974 it was a watershed event that invested Italian society both in…

A Thousand Years Deep

A Thousand Years Deep

In and of itself, this beam that, from the prison of Via Piangipane illuminates the land beneath which —in Carlo…

Ghetto And Not

Ghetto and Not

Overcoming the paradigm of insularity and unscalable walls – which the ghetto symbolizes – allows us to identify systems of…

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