This Sunday join us for a Cephalonia by Luigi Ballerini book launch hosted by the School of Visual Arts Library and the Brooklyn Rail. The author will give a brief reading, and will be introduced with remarks by Ray DiPalma.
Sunday, March 20th at 5pm
School of Visual Arts Library, 380 2nd Avenue, Second Floor
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cephalonia 1943-2001 is a narrative poem in the form of a dialogue or rather, a two-voiced monologue: a fragmented epic, contextualizing the massacre of Italian soldiers perpetrated by German troops in the days following the armistice, signed between Italy and the Allied Forces on September 8, 1943. The voices belong to Ettore B, an Italian soldier fallen in combat, but possibly executed, and Hans D, a German businessman born with a silver spoon in his mouth, that is a man who always lands on his feet, before, during and above all after the war.