Book Presentation: The Discovery of the Possible, by Eugenio Colorni

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Wednesday March 18 - 6:00 pm. The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 212-642-2094 calandra@qc.edu Co-sponsored by the Centro Primo Levi of New York and the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc.

The panelists will discuss the first two volumes of Eugenio Colorni’s writings published by Bordighera Press: Critical Thinking in Action: Excerpts from Political Writings and Correspondence (2019) and The Discovery of the Possible: Excerpts from Political Writings and Correspondence II (2019). The books are part of a new series entitled, A Colorni-Hirschman International Institute.

Eugenio Colorni (1909-1944) was born in Milan to a well-to-do Jewish family steeped in the tradition of the Risorgimento. A philosopher and a student of G. A. Borgese (aesthetics) and P. Martinetti (metaphysics), he graduated in 1930 with a thesis on Leibnizian individualism supervised by Martinetti. After joining the Resistance, he was assassinated in May 1944 on the eve of the liberation of the capital. Panelists will include: Natalia Indrimi, Luca Meldolesi, and Nicoletta Stame. The moderator is Ernest Ialongo. Opening comments by Anthony Julian Tamburri.

SOURCE: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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