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Marco Belpoliti's book "Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo" is the winner of the 2016 "The Bridge" award

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    Award ceremony on October 24 at the Emabassy of Italy in Washington DC. On November 1 a dialogue between Ann Goldstein and Marco Belpoliti at The Italian Academy, New York.

    ”The Bridge” book award in its second edition this year, has been created and promoted by Casa delle Letterature of the Rome Municipality, the Embassy of the United States in Rome, and the American Initiative for Italian Culture (AIFIC).  The Award is endorsed by the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, and theAmerican Academy in Rome. The award is meant to be a “bridge” that connects two cultures, the Italian and the American cultures, in order to promote knowledge of the most recent cultural trends in the two countries. The award is conferred annually to one work of Fiction and one work of Nonfiction, which have been recently published in Italy and the United States. Marco Belpoliti's book is the winner for Nonfiction of The Bridge Book Awar, 2016.

    Marco Belpoliti (1954) writer and essayist, is professor of Sociology of Literature at the Department of Education and Sciences of Communication at the University of Bergamo. He collaborates with various newspapers and magazines; he is co-editor of the series "Riga" (Marcos y Marcos) and the online magazine “Doppiozero”. He curated the Einaudi edition of the works of Primo Levi (1997, and forthcoming 2016) and published an essay on Italo Calvino (L’occhio di Calvino, 1996). His latest books are Da quella prigione (2012), L’età dell’estremismo (2014), Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo (2015), La strategia della farfalla (2016).

    Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo, a sort of “book-universe”, is the result of twenty years of work on Primo Levi. It describes the “universe” of Primo Levi: his troubled life, his story as writer and intellectual, his multifaceted work, complex, full of topics, references and suggestions. As a sort of a mosaic the author moves deep into contents, imagery, subjects, creating also short paragraphs, which can be read individually as digressions or as part of a unitary context.

     

    Award ceremony:
    24 October - Embassy of Italy, Washington DC, 7:00 PM

    Symposium:
    A dialogue between Ann Goldstein (editor of The Complete Works of Primo Levi) and Marco Belpoliti
    1 November - The Italian Academy, New York,  5:30 PM

     

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