Élite. Cultura italiana e statunitense tra Settecento e Novecento

Faedda, Barbara

Between the 18th and 20th centuries, books, letters and diaries crossed the Atlantic just as intellectuals, diplomats and scientists did, when the transoceanic voyage was a risky adventure that took weeks. Prominent figures, representing the intellectual, cultural and political landscape of the two countries, tell this story of mutual discovery and knowledge between Italy and the United States. The readings and correspondence of the Founding Fathers, the writings of Italian exiles in America, the diaries of the Americans on the Grand Tour and the first libraries of Italian collections in the United States effectively reveal the details of the very special relationship that Italy and the United States have built and nurtured over the centuries. A relationship full of numerous implications and sometimes unpredictable developments.

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September 4, 2020