Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Pushkin Hills at Pushkin House

From left to right: Katherine Dovlatov, A.D. Miller and Zinovy Zinik at Pushkin House last night, celebrating the launch of Katherine Dovlatov's translation of Pushkin Hills, written by her father Sergei Dovlatov and available now for the first time in English.

It was a wonderful occupation - absorbing and informative - and well attended, thank you to Pushkin House for hosting the event and to the three panelists for their insightful discussion.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Secret Leopardi - Event at the Italian Cultural Institute

Having published Canti by Giacomo Leopardi ourselves we are always interested in reading other translations of Leopardi's work, so tomorrow's event at the Italian Cultural Institute (39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX) should to be quite interesting.  For anyone interested in Leopardi or italian literature in general come tomorrow 17th October at 6:30pm, free event but booking essential, see description below:


Under the supervision of Franco D’Intino and Michael Caesar, Penguin publishes the first integral English translation of Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone, the collection of notes written by the poet between 1817 and 1832.

The result of an impressive effort by the researchers, this work includes critical and philological parts, notes and a detailed introduction. 

Critically acclaimed, the translation will be presented at the Italian Cultural Institute by the curators, Professors Franco D’Intino and Michael Caesar, together with Professor Susan Bassnett.
Writer Elisabetta Rasy, within the series Writers in Residence, will read from the book and chair the event.'

Click here to book online