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  • Actor Richard Gere in conversation with Giovanna Calvino and Director of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Stefano Albertini. Photo by Shushu Chen
    Hosted by New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Richard Gere, the award-winning Hollywood actor, performed a reading from Italo Calvino’s new English adaptation of 'The Baron in the Trees.' After the lecture the popular actor commented on the book and on his passion for Italian writer Italo Calvino, in conversation with Stefano Albertini, Director of Casa Italiana, and Calvino's daughter, Giovanna Calvino.
  • Art & Culture
    Joelle Grosso(November 03, 2016)
    On Tuesday November 1st, Ann Goldstein and Marco Belpoliti met at the Italian Academy on Columbia University campus to talk about the renowned Italian author, Primo Levi.
  • The tale of a boundless love for the Italian language, of the irrational need and the wish to dive into the tones and colors of a culture that is not your own. “In other words,” the latest book by the Bengalese writer and Pulitzer winner Jhumpa Lahiri, was presented at the Italian Cultural Institute. During a conversation with the Institute's Director Giorgio Van Straten and renown translator Ann Goldstein, Jhumpa Lahiri recounted her interior and artistic journey when “books and literature save your life.” It was like leaping into an unexpectedly extraordinary journal.