American Nocturne: The Life and Works of Emanuel Carnevali

Oct 03, 2014 1105

A reading by Emidio Clementi, accompanied by musicians Corrado Nuccini and Emanuele Reverberi

Thursday, October 9th at 6:00 PM
Instituto Cervantes
31 W Ohio | Chicago, IL

Introduction by Barbara Carnevali, niece of Emanuel Carnevali and accomplished philosopher. In Italian with English supertitles. Click here to RSVP.

A trip through America at the beginning of the 1900s told through the visionary eyes of author Emanuel Carnevali, who arrived in the United States from Bologna when he was just a boy.

An accomplished writer in English, Carnevali was acclaimed by the literary avant-garde of his time - from Ezra Pound to Sherwood Anderson - but remains today unknown for the most part, despite his undisputed literary merit.

Immigration, mystery, the American myth, work, writing, nostalgia for Italy: these are the central themes of his work. Emidio Clementi in his novel, The Last God draws upon these elements in a poetic reconstruction of Carnevali's life.

The Italian texts have been translated by Justin Steinberg and Silvia Guslandi (University of Chicago).

Emidio Clementi: voice
Corrado Nuccini: guitar, synthesizer
Emanuele Reverberi: violin, trumpet

Emidio Clementi, writer and musician, is the bassist and vocals of the Italian rock band Massimo Volume. In addition to The Last God, he is the author of several novels and short stories.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A reception will follow. For more details and to RSVP, click here.

Co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute and Instituto Cervantes.

Source: IIC Chicago


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