Interviews

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…

“Ci è andata bene,” We Were Lucky

Alessandro Cassin in conversation with Roberto Levi “Compassion and brutality can coexist in the same individual and in the same moment, despite all logic; and for all that, compassion eludes…

Conversation with Olga Ragusa

A conversation with Olga Ragusa – A lifelong engagement with the printed word: reading, writing and teaching. The elder of Andrea Ragusa’s daughters, Olga, arrived in New York with her…

The Master Puppeteer

Mussolini’s Manipulation of US correspondents in Fascist Italy Mussolini a darling of the American media of the 1920’s and late 1930”s? This long forgotten fact, together with his being described…

The Church and the Righteous

        The Church and the Righteous. Susan Zuccotti in conversation with Alessandro Cassin Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa, archbishop of Florence during World War II, has recently been…

Stella Levi Honored

        Stella Levi to Be Honored at the Museum of Jewish Heritage Alessandro Cassin interviews Stella Levi On June 2, CPL Board member, Stella Levi will be…

A Storyteller’s Tale

This is a story of light and shadows: it belongs to one of the people whose lives have been touched by the events reconstructed in Anna Pizzuti’s book Paper Lives…