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History & Politics, Literature

Una meravigliosa solitudine

L'arte di leggere nell'Europa moderna

November 13, 2019
6:30 pm

Una meravigliosa solitudine
L’arte di leggere nell’Europa moderna

(Einaudi, 2019)

by Lina Bolzoni

The author in conversation with Eugenio Refini (NYU) and Alessandro Giammei (Bryn Mawr College)

We live in a world where methods of communication and of thought change faster than they ever did before. What does this mean for literature? Looking at the risks and new challenges that are taking shape today, this book looks back to the past in order to resurface the great myths that nourished the reading experiences at the start of the modern world: myths filled with allure, both powerful and fragile; inexorably distant, they observe us with “a familiar glance.”