Moni Ovadia: Resistance, Workers’ Rights and Israeli Politics

Moni Ovadia proved to be most helpful and friendly; he agreed to let us interview him on two separate occasions, in between his other commitments. He actively participated in the discussion, becoming quite impassioned, and no topic was left unanswered. This interview, unpublished until now, was collected between April 29th and May 3rd 2009; that is why some questions are...

Nathalie Bauer: writing at the service of history

Nathalie Bauer, After a PhD in History, in 1990 her translations begin to be published, and she early becomes one of the most important French translators from Italian (among the authors she transposed there are Primo Levi, Natalia Ginzburg, Paolo Giordano, Margaret Mazzantini, Antonio Pennacchi). In 2000 she authors her first novel Zena, followed by Le feu, la vie...

From Inquisition to Tortuga – Interview with Valerio Evangelisti Part II

Here you can find the conclusion of the long interview that Valerio Evangelisti, with delightful willingness, accepted to yield us. The first part can be read on Inkroci 4. Note: different fonts have been used to distinguish the interventions of two interviewers: those by Caimi are in bold, those by Gregori are in bold italic. Even though you don’t...

From Inquisition to Tortuga – Interview with Valerio Evangelisti

When we wrote to ask him for an interview, Valerio Evangelisti not only was exquisitely available, but he even invited us to lunch with him. During the meal we talked and discussed, among other things, the online magazine Carmilla, mentioning his friendship with Giuseppe Genna. Therefore, when we started the interview, it seemed obvious to begin right from...

Always go beyond – Interview with Roberto Rossellini

The impossible interviews   You are considered the father of Italian Neorealism. What is the origin of Neorealism? Neorealism was born, unconsciously, as vernacular cinema; it later became fully self-aware of the human and social problems in the war and post-war periods.   So what is the real Neorealism? I have always pushed myself to say that, for me, Neorealism was just a moral...

Fifteen Questions to Catherine Dunne

   So many and so different are the judgments and the opinions on Catherine Dunne that it’s hard to say which of them can portrait her properly and sincerely. Some celebrate her as a multi-bestseller author, mentioning her million copy books sold all over the world. Some criticize and disdainfully regard her as one of the best known representative of the so-called...

Erri De Luca: The Unreliable Witness

an interview with Erri De Luca When we wrote to him to ask for an interview, Erri De Luca answered that he considered our attention as a privilege. It is from this statement that we started, when we met him under the arcades of La Scala in Milan, on a sunny May afternoon.  Hearing about privilege, in a world which is...

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