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Author Talks: Lawrence G. Smith

A panel discussion to celebrate the acquisition of an important collection of Cesare Pavese's books, a gift from Lawrence G. Smith, author of Cesare Pavese and America.

Author Talk Lawrence Smith

Thursday, September 27, 2018

4:30-7 p.m.

Floor 26, Room 2601

W. E. B. Du Bois Library

The UMass Amherst Italian Studies Program and the Libraries host a panel discussion to celebrate the acquisition of an important collection of Cesare Pavese's books, a gift from Lawrence G. Smith, author of Cesare Pavese and America

At the time of his death Pavese (1908-1950) was one of Italy's best-known writers. A poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator, he had been profoundly influenced in his early years by American literature. As a scholar and translator, he introduced Italian readers to Melville's Moby-Dick, and to several other American authors.

Speakers:

Lawrence G. Smith: “'To Connie, who understands, from Cesare.'  Four books inscribed by Pavese to Constance Dowling."

Mark Pietralunga: “'To my dear Buddy in America, who let me in a new world': Rivisiting the First Chapter of Pavese's Discovery of America”

Geoffrey Brock: "Into a Rhythm: Translating Pavese's Poetry into English"

Andrea Malaguti: "First Love, Last Rites: Cesare Pavese and the Film Imagery"

Co-sponsors: Dean's Office, Humanities and Fine Arts; Italian Studies Program; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; UMass Amherst Libraries; UMass Press.