italy http://wamc.org en "My Two Italies" By Joseph Luzzi http://wamc.org/post/my-two-italies-joseph-luzzi <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.josephluzzi.com/">Joseph Luzzi</a> is the author of <em>Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy</em>, which won the Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association. His writing has appeared in <em>The New York Times</em>, the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, <em>Bookforum</em>, and <em>The Times Literary Supplement</em>. He has received an essay award from the Dante Society of America, a teaching prize from Yale College, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The first American-born child in his Italian family, he earned his doctorate from Yale University and is a professor at Bard College.</p><p>In his new book, <em>My Two Italies</em>, Joseph Luzzi - child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature - straddles these two perspectives to link his family’s dramatic story to Italy’s north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94805 at http://wamc.org "My Two Italies" By Joseph Luzzi "Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis" by Robert Edsel http://wamc.org/post/saving-italy-race-rescue-nations-treasures-nazis-robert-edsel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Robert Edsel&nbsp;joins us to talk about the efforts to save Italy’s great artistic treasures from the Nazis.&nbsp;</p><p>His book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393082415/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0393082415&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0393082415" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67019 at http://wamc.org "Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis" by Robert Edsel At Least 15 Dead in Italy's Latest Killer Quake http://wamc.org/post/least-15-dead-italys-latest-killer-quake <p>Italian authorities say a powerful earthquake has killed at least 15 people and others may be missing in the latest deadly temblor to hit northern Italy.</p><p>The Tuesday morning quake had a 5.8 magnitude, rocking one of Italy&#39;s most productive regions.</p><p>Thousands of people have been living in tents in the area since a 6.0 magnitude quake devastated towns north of Bologna on May 20.</p><p>Factories, warehouses and churches collapsed in the mid-morning quake in the Emilia Romagna region.</p><p>Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.&nbsp; All Rights Reserved.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 12:12:13 +0000 39933 at http://wamc.org At Least 15 Dead in Italy's Latest Killer Quake