Meeting Antonin Scalia

Meeting Antonin Scalia

               When Ronald Regan nominated Antonin Scalia to the United States Supreme Court in 1986, my Sicilian father was ecstatic. Finally, he thought, some positive publicity about Sicilians! Scalia’s family had emigrated from a small town near Caltanisetta, and to have one of our own appointed to the highest […]

EBE, from “Profili di Donne” By Capuana

EBE, from “Profili di Donne” By Capuana

Profili di donne, published in 1877, is a collection of six short stories based upon Luigi Capuana’s research into the psychology of women. In each tale, the narrator is a man who, while assuming a different name and occupation, is really the same person. The enigmatic human portraits in this work emerge from situations filled […]

Luigi Capuana, The Marquis of Roccaverdina

Luigi Capuana, The Marquis of Roccaverdina

Translated with an introduction by Santi Buscemi. Dante University Press: Wellesley, MA, 2013. 242 pp. Santi Buscemi, translator of C’era una volta (Sicilian Tales) has translated a second book by Luigi Capuana: The Marquis of Roccaverdina. Published in 1903, Capuana’s capolavoro represents an important gem from the naturalist school. Capuana, Sicilian novelist, dramatist, and literary […]