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John Hooper
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Davide Lombardo
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How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? What exactly is bella figura? And why do Romans eat their gnocchi on Thursdays? Having spent more than 15 years reporting on Italy, John Hooper set out to write a book that answers these and many of the other puzzles that confront outsiders in a society that can be as baffling as it is alluring. The result is The Italians, published by Viking, which has featured in the bestseller lists of both The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. In his talk, he will discuss the challenges and rewards of trying to explain a society where paradox is the norm and much is hidden, or coded or left unsaid.

 
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Location: Villa Sassetti

7:00 pm Introduction
Davide Lombardo, NYU Florence 

7:05 The Italians - Author John Hooper

8:00 Q&A 

8:30 Reception

 
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