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Fleeing for Safety: From Mantua to Switzerland Edited by Alessandro Vivanti Translated by Will Schutt The book combines two accounts, one picking up where the other leaves off, like the passing of a torch. The son, Corrado Vivanti, opens with…

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Reluctant Jews Translated by Jeremy Moyle Rather than going in search of his Jewish roots, Sandro Gerbi focuses on the reverse process: the gradual secularization of his family during the twentieth century, through the progressive distancing from religious observance, Jewish…

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Exile and Creativity Translated by Alta L. Price. Exile and Creativity is a collection of essays from a program series held in 2017-18 by the Italian Cultural Institute in New York jointly with Centro Primo Levi. The essays examine the…

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Efratia Gitai: Correspondence (1929-1994)    Selected & edited by Rivka Gitai Translated by Timothy Aaron Priest Born in 1909 in Haifa to Russian Zionist parents, Efratia Gitai was “the eldest daughter” of the Second Aliyah, the second wave of Jewish…

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Mixed Messages Reflections on an Italian Jewish Family and exile By Eleanor Foa In post-World War II America, who ever heard of an Italian Jew? No one. Journalist and author Eleanor Foa, born in Italy, raised in America, daughter of a…

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Money Must Stay in the Family Translated by Alastair McEwen The plot of Money Must Stay in the Family, unfolds around the family matriarch’s last will and traces the story of an upper class Jewish family from Turin, the fictional Ottolenghis. The multigenerational saga begins…

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Taamrat Emmanuel: An Ethiopian Jewish Intellectual, Between Colonized and Colonizers Translated by Jill Goldsmith Emanuela Trevisan Semi’s book is an insightful biographical study of a key figure among Ethiopian Jews of the early 20th Century. Taamrat  Emmanuel was profoundly fascinated by European…

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Vanadium and the Grey Doctor Muller Marco Belpoliti. Introduction by Simona Forti. Featuring Primo Levi’s story Vanadium from The Periodic Table One of Italy’s finest literary critics, Marco Belpoliti is the curator of the Italian edition of Primo Levi’s complete works.…

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Outrageous Fortune–Luck and the Holocaust Robert S. C. Gordon Robert Gordon explores the literary tradition and philosophical quandaries thrown by the workings of luck, chance and fortune. Examining a body of literature going from Dante to Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Shakespeare,…

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Reflections of An Educator, Researcher And Entrepreneur Andrew Viterbi Dedicated to the memory of both his father Achille and his son Alexander, this memoir reconstructs the course of his academic career at a time in which technology played a major…

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