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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

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…

Patti-Lateranensi

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…

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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…

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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…

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Italian Jews in the Modern Era

Marina Caffiero, Storia degli ebrei nell’Italia moderna. Dal Rinascimento alla Restaurazione. Carocci editore, Rome, 2014 Marina Caffiero’s new book offers an engaging overview of the situation of the Jews of…

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Venetian Ephemera

Salman on Salzberg, ‘Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice’ This work on cheap print fits into a long historiographic tradition that started with such important pioneers as Robert…

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Monumenti per difetto

Adachiara Zevi, Monumenti per difetto: dalle Fosse Ardeatine alle pietre d’inciampo, Donzelli, 2014 The title of this publication announces a short history of monuments “by defect”, but just what sort…

Gemma Vitale & Children

I am counting on you …

Gemma Vitale Servadio, I am Counting on You, on Everyone… Eight Letter from Fossoli, 1944. With essays by Mirella Bedarida Shapiro and Marco Coslovich, CPL Editions Memoirs & Biographies June…