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A Woman from Rome

        Lily Tuck, A Woman from Rome: Elsa Morante, Harper Collins, 2008 Elsa Morante was born in 1912 to an unconventional family of modest means. She grew…

The Jews in Mussolini’s Italy

        Michele Sarfatti, The Jews in Mussolini’s Italy – From Equality to Persecution, The University of Wisconsin, 2007 Often overshadowed by the persecution of Jews in Germany,…

Writing as Freedom

        Sergio Parussa, Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony, Four Italian Writers and Judaism, Syracuse University Press,  2008 In Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony, Sergio Parussa…

Jewish Intellectuals in Early Modern Italy

        David Ruderman and Giuseppe Veltri (eds.), Cultural Intermediaries: Jewish Intellectuals in Early Modern Italy, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004 Focusing on an epoch of spectacular demographic,…

Italian Film in the Shadow of Auschwitz

        Millicent Marcus, Italian Film in the Shadow of Auschwitz, University of Toronto Press, 2007 The last decade has witnessed an outpouring of Italian films that deal…