Tag Archives: Roberto Saviano

#Rogo di Libri: how censorship can still raise its ugly head

“They shot him and made a bonfire of all his books” (Hugh MacDiarmid, The Battle Continues, 1957) MacDiarmid’s dramatic words remind us that book burning has always been the ultimate act of political and religious reprisal, bigotry and censorship.  He was … Continue reading

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Italy in books – Reading challenge 2011

Thanks to the Brighton Blogger (on Book after Book) for this great idea.  She has set out the details as follows: The details of the challenge “ITALY IN BOOKS” The challenge will run from January, 1st 2011 to December, 31st … Continue reading

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