Elsa Morante's "La Storia"- Settimana della Lingua Italiana

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Reading and panel discussion on Elsa Morante’s La Storia. In Italian with English translation. Featuring Giorgio Montefoschi, Angela Borghesi. Moderated by Alessandro Cassin. Reading by Olek Mincer. Organized by Centro Primo Levi and the Italian Cultural Institute on the 80th anniversary of the promulgation of the Racial Laws and the 75th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews of Rome.

La Storia -a towering example of literature’s power to convey the unraveling and emotional impact of historical events- chronicles, among much else, the effects of the Racial Laws on daily life in Rome. When Elsa Morante published La Storia in 1974, it hit Italy like a storm, quickly becoming the most talked about book of the year.

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