Books

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sixth from 1939

Sixth from 1939 by Marcella Olschki, Keith Bostford (Translator),  The Toby Press 2002. Marcella Olschki, Terza liceo1939,  Milano-Roma, Edizioni Avanti!, 1954, winner of Premio Bagutta 1956, re-issued by Vallecchi, 1981, Sellerio, 1993…

Miracle on 12th Street

Riapre a NY la prima libreria italiana d’America For independent bookstores, New York is a cemetery scattered with crosses: Gotham and Coliseum were gone in the first decade of this…

Michele Sarfatti in Germany

Historian René Moehrle’s reviews Sarfatti’s classic for the German press. When it first appeared in Italian, in 2000, Michele Sarfatti’s Gli ebrei nell’Italia Fascista. Vicende, identità, persecuzione (Einaudi) was instantly…

Giovanni Enriques

Centro Primo Levi congratulates Sandro Gerbi On November 21st, the cultural historian and journalist Sandro Gerbi will be awarded the 2014 Premio Biella—a book prize devoted to the intersections of…