Luisa Mangoni e la sua epica dei libri. Per una storiografia dell’amicizia

ANNO 56 2015
N. 3, LUGLIO-SETTEMBRE
Giuseppe Ricuperati
LUISA MANGONI STORICA DELLA CULTURA

Luisa Mangoni and Her Epic of Books. Towards a Historiography of Friendship

In this short essay, an old friend of Luisa Mangoni attempts to restore the meaning of many encounters and dialogues not only in Naples and in the setting of Istituto Croce, but also in Venice or Trieste, and above all in Rome, on the editorial staff of “Studi Storici”. But the main focus of the essay is her magnificent book, Pensare i libri. La casa editrice Einaudi fra gli anni Trenta e Sessanta, published by Boringhieri, Turin, 1999, born from a deep and passionate exploration of the Archives of the Einaudi publishing house, and one of the best Italian contributions to contemporary and cultural history.


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