Summer #RivetingReads: Valeria Vescina recommends LE 10 PAROLE LATINE CHE RACCONTANO IL NOSTRO MONDO by Nicola Gardini

Novelist, poet and academic (Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford) Nicola Gardini takes you through the past and present lives of ten Latin words which have morphed to both reflect and shape our ever-evolving world in this tour de force of linguistics, literature and textual criticism, philosophy, history, theology…

Recommended by Valeria Vescina

LE 10 PAROLE LATINE CHE RACCONTANO IL NOSTRO MONDO

Written by Nicola Gardini

Published by Garzanti (2018)


Valeria Vescina (https://valeriavescina.com/) is a writer, a teacher and critic. Her novel, That Summer in Puglia (Eyewear Publishing) had its debut at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018. She is now researching her second novel, which will also be set in Puglia, but in the sixteenth century. Her activity as a critic includes literary and opera reviews for the European Literature Network (and its magazine The Riveter), Seen and Heard International and Talking Humanities. She teaches creative writing workshops and holds an MA in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths.

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