To the people of physically and spiritually impoverished Gagliano in the Basilicata, it seemed that Christ Stopped at Eboli, Carlo Levi wrote in his classic eponymous memoir, and it can feel the same for those seeking Italian culture outside of New York City. Italian-American social and cultural associations abound in the Tri-State area, to be sure...

Fu il 20 luglio 1935 che Luigi Pirandello sbarcò al faro di Ambrose a New York dal transatlantico Conte di Savoia, varato appena quattro anni prima, il 1931, per mano di Maria José. Il piroscafo non ottenne mai il nastro azzurro dell’Atlantico (Blue Riband), come il maestoso Rex (traversata 4 giorni, 12 ore e 53 minuti alla media di 29 nodi), ma in...

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello, the Italian dramatist and novelist who was awarded in 1934 the Nobel Prize in Literature for “for his bold and ingenious revival of dramatic and scenic art”. Pirandello was born in Agrigento, Sicily, on the 28th of June, 1867 and wrote an impressive number of dramas which were publi...

June 23 (Friday) 7:00 pm Italian Short Readings. italytime's Literary Cafe presents the new program "Short Readings: Italian Plays, Poems and Stories" in honor of Luigi Pirandello's 150th birthday. The evening will include the reading of two one-act plays written by the Nobel Prize winner, followed by Q&A with Artistic Director Vittorio Capotorto....

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024- Organized by : IIC In collaboration with : University of Texas, Austin and UCLA Departments of Italian. Entrance : Free. RSVP mandatory. RSVP HERE. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirand...

Call for Papers: Modern Language Association Convention, 2018, New York City. Allied Organization: Pirandello Society of America. Title: Negotiating Identities: From Pirandello to TodayDescription: Personal, cultural, national identity in Luigi Pirandello and 20/21st century peers; using recent theories of negotiation and identity or other approach...