Books

Quaestio De Centauris

In the fall, crowning a twelve year effort by W.W. Norton’s editor Bob Weil, Primo Levi’s complete works will be available in English for the first time. Norton’s Liveright imprint…

Architectural and Urban Histories

Fascist Italy: Architectural and Urban Histories   At the heart of the historiography of architecture under Italian fascist rule lie questions of political allegiance and valence. How ‘fascist’ were the…

The Fascist Effect

Reto Hofmann, The Fascist Effect. Japan and Italy, 1915–1952, Cornell University Press, 2015 During the interwar period, Japanese intellectuals, writers, activists, and politicians, although conscious of the many points of intersection between…

Censorship

Guido Bonsaver, Censorship and Literature in Fascist Italy, Toronto University Press, 2007 The interest in Fascist editorial and ideological politics has produced some excellent work in the last decade, including Giorgio Fabre’s…

Translations in Fascist Italy

In the 1930s translation became a key issue in the cultural politics of the Fascist regime due to the fact that Italy was publishing more translations than any other country…

Hospital Series

Amelia Rosselli’s Serie ospedaliera among the poet’s most haunting, imaginatively intense and formally rigorous collections, has just been published by New Directions as Hospital Series, translated by Deborah Woodard, Roberta…

On Translating Amelia Rosselli

Amelia Rosselli’s experimental approach to poetry and trilingual interweaving have only recently been discovered by readers of English. The daunting challenges of translating her work are only partly responsible for…

Bound in Venice. The First Talmud

Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book, Europa Editions 2013 A history of the dawn of the book coming at a time when both books…