Like most poets, Jonathan Galassi is also the president of one of the world's most renowned publishing houses and is the foremost translator of Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet Eugenio Montale. He probably also has a cat. Galassi runs Farrar, Straus and Giroux, which has Montale and 21 other Nobel laureates on its roster, as well as a phalanx of a...

by Kathy McCormack   Children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola tackled a big stack of his books on the table. A longtime fan plunked them down at the book signing — just a sampling of the nearly 250 he's worked on.   "It's like watching my life go by," he said with a chuckle as he signed book after book for Katherine Pixley, a r...

Book Presentation by Santi V. Buscemi - Thursday, July 24th (6:30pm) An engrossing and moving story, The Marquis of Roccaverdina (1903), is a psychological tour de force, which analyzes the life of a Sicilian aristocrat forced to choose between his passion for a beautiful peasant woman and the demands of a moribund social structure that...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society Cordially invites you to "The Geometry of Botany", An illustrated lecture by Paola Tonelli, Master Gardener. When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:30 pmWhere: Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Building C, San Francisco   Free for members of The Leonardo da Vinci Society. Suggested donati...

Ci sono storie che vanno oltre i sogni, prendono la seconda stella a destra, e corrono via, veloci, verso la galassia Oltreoceano, dove talento e merito sono riconosciuti, evitando di impantanarsi in pianeti zavorra, statici da millenni, destinati a morire, governati da rassicuranti mediocri. Ogni riferimento non è assolutamente casuale, e serve pe...

FEBRUARY 01, 2016. 06:00 PM. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street- New York, NY 10011. Giorno della Memoria in New York is a collaborative initiative of the Consulate General of Italy with Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Cultural Institute, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, CUN...

Two of the five New York borroughs, Queens and Brooklyn, are not only part of New York, but also part of Long Island, at least officially: even so, usually when somebody refers to Long Island thinks about Nassau and Suffolk Counties, not the Queens or Kings (Brooklyn) County.   Long Island is home to many, many Italian Americans. One of them know...

By Irina Dvalidze Who doesn't love Italian food? American adaptations of Italian classics have taken on a flair of their own over the years, and along with the flair came the calories.   Rocco DiSpirito authored the New York Times best-seller Now Eat This! Italian in which he adresses that caloric problem, creating all the best Italian dish...

Il 2 aprile 2014 uscirà per le Edizioni Trabant "Un Italiano in America" di Adolfo Rossi. Il volume è la ristampa dell'opera autobiografica del noto giornalista e diplomatico originario di Lendinara.   Attraverso il racconto della sua esperienza di emigrante negli Stati Uniti nella seconda metà del XIX secolo, Adolfo Rossi traccia un quadro...

Edited, Annotated and Commentary by Brian R. Sullivan, Yale University and U.S. Naval War College; with Dr. Ernest Ialongo, Hostos Community College, CUNY In the summer of 1938 Mussolini's former adviser and lover, Margherita Sarfatti, first spoke of writing a highly revealing biography of the dictator. The Fascist regime had begun trumpeting vici...