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February 10, 2009
06:00 pm

"Cesare Pavese and America: Life, Love and Literature" by Lawrance G. Smith

Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

This recently-published book, the first full-length English-language study of Pavese in twenty years, descrives America’s impact on Pavese personally and artistically. In this evening’s discussion the author will concentrate on what Pavese found so enthralling about America in the 1920s and 30s and why he rejected American culture after Wolrd War II.