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.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
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.
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.