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CANCELLED - Exile and Creativity - Book Presentation



CANCELLED - Exile and Creativity  - Book Presentation

Centro Primo Levi Editions will launch the volume Exile and Creativity,

With: Giorgio Van Straten, Alessandro Cassin, Alexander Stille and Fraser Ottanelli.


Exile and Creativity is a collection of essays from a program held in 2017-18 at the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Centro Primo Levi.

The essays examine the lives of Italian scientists, intellectuals, artists, professors who were forced to leave Italy, or chose exile, during the Fascist era,  including Enrico Fermi, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, Arturo Toscanini, Nicola Chiaromonte, Renato Poggioli, Paolo Milano, Franco Modigliani, Amelia Rosselli and Amelia Rosselli, Corrado Cagli and Lucio Fontana, and Costantino Nivola.

Whereas the narratives of exile tend to focus on the experience of disorientation and loss, as the curator of the series Giorgio Van Straten states in the introduction, exile is “also something found: an opportunity, a new culture capable of sparking unexpected, unforeseen developments along one’s path through life and, therefore, the possible enrichment of one’s humanistic and cultural heritage”.

Contributors include David N. Schwartz, Tina Frühauf, Harvey Sachs,Cesare Panizza, Mattia Acetoso, Franco Baldasso, Renato Camurri, Marina Calloni, Jennifer Scappettone, Raffaele Bedarida, Giuliana Altea. With an introduction by Giorgio van Straten.

Published by CPL Editions with the Italian Cultural Institute NY.
Translations by Alta L. Price.

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Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC

In collaboration with : Centro P. Levi

Entrance : Free


Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, NYC