Author Spotlight

Alexander Stille

Alexander Stille is a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the author of several books, three of them on Italian subjects: Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism; Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic, and The Sack of Rome: Media + Money + Celebrity = Power = Silvio Berlusconi. His most recent book is The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace.

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Christ Stopped at Eboli: Memories of Exile

A monument of Italian literature, Carlo Levi’s novelistic memoir comes to the screen in a remarkably faithful adaptation that habituates viewers to close, attentive perception.

By Alexander Stille

I Knew Her Well: City Girl

Fifty years after its initial release, Antonio Pietrangeli’s I Knew Her Well is only now emerging as a dazzling peer of the classics of 1960s Italian cinema.

By Alexander Stille