Books

Sartre, The Jew and the Other

Book Review: Manuela Consonni and Vivian Liska, Sartre, Jews and the Other, The Vidal Sassoon Studies in Antisemitism, Racism, and Prejudice, 2020 Abe and his friend Sol are out for a…

Laura Orvieto’s Stories of the World

Storie Della Storia del Mondo, Laura Orvieto’s Timeless Introduction to Homeric Lore. Maxine De Winter in conversation with Alessandro Cassin. Laura Cantoni Orvieto (1876- 1955) was an important Italian Jewish…

The Exact Number of Stars

Ribka Sibhatu, Aulò! Aulò! Aulò! Translated by André Naffis-Sahely from the Italian and from Italian translations of the Tigrinya and Amharic made by the author. (Poetry Translation Centre, 2020).  We are thankful…

A Convert’s Tale

A Convert’s Tale: Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy. Tamar Herzig’s meticulously researched and superbly written book offers an intriguing view into the dramatic life story of Salomone…

An extraordinary gift

Centro Primo Levi, has recently received a wonderful gift: a rare first edition of Primo Levi’s Se  Questo è un uomo ( If This Is a Man) , published by…

Reluctant Jews

Sandro Gerbi in Conversation with Alessandro Cassin AC: You have vast experience in biographical writing of different types, however writing about oneself is a different enterprise. How did you conceive…

Concentrated Modernity

The Complete Lives of Camp People: Colonialism, Fascism, Concentrated Modernity. This introduction to the book by the same title published in 2020 by Duke University Press is reproduced here by…

Defoe as a Possible Model

The structure of History, a Novel, departs substantially from Morante’s previous novels and poses some interesting interpretative questions. While critics have often pointed to similarities with the narrative structure of…

Controlling Mobilities

H-Net review of: Stephanie Malia Hom, Empire’s Mobius Strip: Historical Echoes in Italy’s Crisis of Migration and Detention. Cornell University Press, 2019 Empire’s Mobius Strip unravels the historical and political reasons that connect the…