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Lungo lo stesso sentiero – Italo Calvino and Primo Levi

Domenico Scarpa – immagine cambridge

Tuesday 5 December, 5.15pm, at the Lightfoot Room, St John’s College, Cambridge

Lungo lo stesso sentiero – Italo Calvino and Primo Levi

A talk by Domenico Scarpa (Centro Studi Primo Levi, Torino; author of Calvino fa la conchiglia, 2023)

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Italo Calvino’s birth. Part of the Italian Section Graduate Research Seminars, University of Cambridge

For information, and to book, please contact rlr36@cam.ac.uk or amb303@cam.ac.uk  or to join online via zoom please use the link https://tinyurl.com/373rcyn7

In ITALIAN

Domenico Scarpa is a literary critic, publishing consultant, translator, and lecturer. He has worked for the Turin-based Centro Internazionale di Studi Primo Levi since 2008. In this capacity, he authored the Annotations of The Complete Works of Primo Levi (ed. Ann Goldstein, 2015) and together with Ann Goldstein, In un’altra lingua: In Another Language (2015), a conversation on Levi and translation. Scarpa edited or co-edited for Einaudi and Mondadori several books by or on Levi: Così fu Auschwitz. Testimonianze 1945-1986 (2015); Album Primo Levi (2017); Lezioni Primo Levi (2019); Auschwitz, città tranquilla (2021); Storie naturali (2022) and Bibliografia di Primo Levi ovvero Il primo Atlante (2022). Scarpa has been researching Italo Calvino since the mid-1980s: after his volume Italo Calvino (1999), he has been the editor of Marcovaldo and La memoria del mondo e altri racconti cosmicomici in the Arnoldo Mondadori collection Oscar, of the Swedish edition of Perché leggere I classici and the Bulgarian edition on Marcovaldo. His monumental centenary monograph Calvino fa la conchiglia. La costruzione di uno scrittore (2023) published by Hoepli summarizes his work to date (the English translation of Scarpa’s central chapter ‘Calvino fa la conchiglia’ is available at this link). Scarpa has also been – for 25 years – the editor of almost all the books by Natalia Ginzburg published by Einaudi; particularly noteworthy are his editions of Tutto il teatro (2005), Un’assenza. Racconti, memorie, cronache 1933-1988 (2016), Vita immaginaria (2021); he is currently editing the 1934-36 correspondence between Leone and Natalia Ginzburg. Since 2019, he has been the editor of Graham Greene’s novels for Sellerio. Other authored works by Scarpa include: Storie avventurose di libri necessari (2010), Natalia Ginzburg. Pour un portrait de la tribu (2010), and Uno. Doppio ritratto di Franco Lucentini (2011). Edited volumes include: the third volume of Atlante della letteratura italiana Einaudi titled Dal Romanticismo a oggi (2012) and Opere di bottega (2019) by Fruttero & Lucentini, within the “Meridiani” Mondadori series.

  • Organizzato da: St John's College, University of Cambridge
  • In collaborazione con: ICI London