Ho iniziato il 2020 con un libro che a definire profetico o messianico non esagererei. Si tratta di Naploitation – Napoli, la tradizione e l’innovazione. Autore Marco Demarco, pubblicato da Guida Editore nella collana PrimaPagina creata dallo storico Giuseppe Galasso. Il volume è dedicato a due grandi napoletani, da poco scomparsi, Giuseppe Galasso...

Winning a Pulitzer Prize is a fantasy that most writers dream about especially in the early years of their writing careers. Then there's Jhumpa Lahiri who did just that, winning the Pulitzer for fiction in 2000 at the age of 32 with her first short story collection, "Interpreter of Maladies." She went on to write two bestselling novels, "The Namesa...

In the parliamentary elections of 2018, right-wing populism and anti-establishment politics profoundly reshaped Italy’s electoral geography and party system. The xenophobic Lega (League) and the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle (Five-star Movement, M5s) made substantial electoral gains in the domestic constituencies, paving the way for a coali...

Former White Plains resident Ben Himmelfarb and current resident Elaine Massena worked in similar capacities in the city and would often cross paths in their jobs. Massena is the city archivist with the city clerk’s office and Himmelfarb was the local history historian at the White Plains Library. “We were always contacting each other because of re...

In libreria dal 3 febbraio 2020. Sono diverse le pubblicazioni che negli anni hanno trattato la storia degli italoamericani, ma ciò che rende innovativa la Storia degli italoamericani di William J. Connell e Stanislao G. Pugliese – la cui edizione italiana è curata da Maddalena Tirabassi – è la scelta di raccontare una storia di lungo periodo. Part...

Gustavus Adolphus College history professor Maddalena Marinari’s new book, Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965, delves into the United States’ often complicated relationship with immigration policy and the effects that those policies have on different ethnic and national groups. Published by the...

It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the death of our dear friend Robert Viscusi, Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College. He died this morning at Lennox Hill Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, and two children, Victoria and Robert. For those of us who knew Bob well, we knew a...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians, and Happy 2020! We are very happy to announce that the sixth book of We the Italians is available: the yearbook of 2019! You can find it here! In 2019 we interviewed 25 friends of We the Italians who gave us 24 different views about 24 different topics of the relation between Italy and the US. T...

Saturday January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. Robert Cocuzzo is a Boston-based author whose latest book, The Road to San Donato, has been lauded by Booklist as “a delightful Italian travel adventure, sure to appeal to cyclists–and an ideal choice for father-son book clubs.” The Road to San Donato tells t...

C'è una libreria di 35 metri quadrati a Firenze che da oggi è anche un romanzo edito da Mondadori: "La Piccola Farmacia letteraria". L'ha scritto Elena Molini, 37 anni, un master in editoria e una sfida coraggiosa, aprire per davvero una minuscola libreria indipendente in un paese che legge poco. L'avventura comincia un anno fa in via di Ripoli, st...