Books

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…

The Pope Who Tried

During the past fifty years, most of the debate on the Catholic Church’s relationship with fascism has focused on the wartime period and the Vatican’s response to the Holocaust. Did…

Spina’s Shadow

“Darling, this is Alessandro Spina, who is trying to make Italians feel guilty about their colonial crimes.” Three months after Alessandro Spina’s death in July 2013, Ilario Bertoletti, his Italian…

The Nação in the Eternal City

James Nelson Novoa, Being the Nação in the Eternal City: New Christian Lives in Sixteenth-Century Rome (Peterborough, Ontario: Baywolf Press, 2014) James Nelson Novoa’s Being the Nação in the Eternal…