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  • "The Bridge" book awards at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
    On Wednesday evening, Nadia Terranova and Marco Belpoliti discussed their award-winning books at the Italian Institute of Culture.
  • Art & Culture
    Natasha Lardera(October 09, 2015)
    Elena Ferrante is one of the very few recent Italian writers whose fame has reached the U.S., and now the tetralogy, the Neapolitan Novels, has earned an undisputed place in twenty-first-century letters. Cosponsored by the Writers' Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Comparative Literature Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY, the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, held a conversation on this Italian literary sensation.
  • It has now been ten years since Antonio Monda and Davide Azzolini held the first edition of their literary festival “Le Conversazioni”, on the beautiful island of Capri. Since then the event has grown and now takes place in four different cities spanning over 3 continents. The festival takes the form of casual yet sophisticated discussions between notorious intellectual figures. We met with the organizers during their annual New York preview at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Merimò and talked about the event’s inception and about what’s to be expected from the season’s NYC events at the Morgan Library, at the NY Historical Society, and at the Guggenheim.
  • Library: Articles & Reviews
    At a time when Italy has transformed itself into a country of arrival, dealing with the issues of social misunderstanding and bigotry that accompany immigration, this anthology reminds Italians of their own citizens who left the country well over a century ago facing innumerable trials and tribulations in their new locales.
  • Facts & Stories
    Giulia Madron(April 18, 2014)
    The world says goodbye to one of the most emblematic authors of our time: the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • Images regarding arts, science, architecture, and other Italian excellencies were presented at the Calandra Institute to celebrate the Italian Heritage. Joseph Sciame opened the event introducing John De Santis, who created them, and Consul General Natalia Quintavalle.
  • In an interview with Professor Stanislao Pugliese we review an illustrious precedent to Pope Ratzinger’s resignantion—that of Celestine V, who resigned in 1294. Scorned as a “coward” by Dante Alighieri who actually accused him to have paved the way to the appointment of the infamously corrupt Boniface VIII, Celestine was rehabilitated by the renowned Italian writer Ignazio Silone in a famous novel published in 1968. To offer our readers some food for thought and help put today’s events in the Vatican in a broader perspective, Silone’s biographer prof. Pugliese tells us the story of Celestine V as reinterpreted by a great Italian writer whose motto was “Conscience is above obedience.”

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