The American: For Italy & the World
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Patricia E. Fogarty
A writer, critic, and translator, Fogarty lives with her family in Rome.
In 1995, Umberto Eco wrote a chapbook warning about fascism's awakening. Read it and weep.
In the 1960s, a youth and a married woman take a chance on madcap love. The result pitches tent between passion and melancholy.
Eshkol Nevo's "Three Floors Up" uses a Freudian scheme to make sense of the personal complexities of modern Israel.
In "Manhattan Beach," Jennifer Egan dives into historical fiction. And comes up with a story about people and waves.
Salman Rushdie's "The Golden House" takes him back to heart of Manhattan in a layered story about identity and politics.