Author: Melanie Blake

Somehow understood, somehow forgiven: Reading three great Italian novels with Nella Cotrupi

Somehow understood, somehow forgiven: Reading three great Italian novels with Nella Cotrupi

[Editor’s note: Nella Cotrupi talks about the very special seminar she has planned on three women Italian novelists. The first, Elena Ferrante, needs no introduction. Grazia Deledda and Elsa Morante, both important influences on Ferrante, also write with keen psychological insight about their characters’ interior and exterior lives. This is […]

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On the Trail of Caravaggio

On the Trail of Caravaggio

How far would you go to save a painting? One of the people we’ll meet on our upcoming trip The First Modern Artist: Caravaggio in Rome and Malta found himself facing that very question. In December 1984, three men disguised as workers stole the painting St. Jerome Writing from St. […]

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