Category Archives: English

Ann Goldstein, translator of Elena Ferrante

Translators rarely attain celebrity status.  But as Elena Ferrante has achieved worldwide acclaim through her books, so too has Ann Goldstein.  Her notoriety is spurred by the steadfast anonymity of Elena Ferrante, which is a pseudonym.  Apparently distrusting the celebrity … Continue reading

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The Town of Painted Doors

The Italian Riviera stretches 350 km (215 miles) from the French-Italian border to Tuscany.  Encompassing the coastline of Liguria, it crosses all four Ligurian provinces and their capitals, from Imperia to Savona to Genoa to La Spezia.  Tourists have long … Continue reading

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Stromboli: The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean

In the second part of the film, Caro Diario called “Isole,” director and actor Nanni Moretti and his friend are searching for a peaceful place to work on their research.  They visit 5 of the 8 islands in the Aeolian … Continue reading

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