Da Madrid al Purgatorio, da Cuba all’eternità. Un dialogo con Carlos Eire

ANNO 51 2010
Pasquale Palmieri

From Madrid to Purgatory, from Cuba to eternity. A dialogue with Carlos Eire
Carlos Eire is the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. He is interested in the social, intellectual, religious, and cultural history of late medieval and early modern Europe, with a strong spotlight on both the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, the history of popular piety and the history of death. His memoir of the Cuban Revolution, Waiting for Snow in Havana (which has been defined as «both an exorcism and an ode to a paradise lost»), despite having won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2003 and being translated into many languages, is banned in Cuba. In this dialogue with Pasquale Palmieri, he focuses on the relations between his biographical and historiographic works, showing how his interests are strictly connected with the events of his childhood in Havana.

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