ICI Edition

Reading from Nel regno oscuro by Giorgio Pressburger followed by a conversation with the author

The Jewish, Budapest-born writer Giorgio Pressburger, one of the most interesting contemporary novelists in Europe, does not write in his native Hungarian but in adoptive Italian, and has often reflected about this linguistic choice. His most recent novel, Nel regno oscuro (2008), is inspired by Dante’s Inferno, and describes a journey to Hell which is both a meditation on XX-century history – and the Shoah in particular – and a psychoanalytical attempt, guided by Sigmund Freud, to come to terms with the loss of the author’s dead father and twin brother.

In Italian
Organized by

Laura Lepschy (London), Emma Bond (Oxford) and Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford/ICI Berlin)

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