Literary Nonfiction. Italian & Italian American Studies. Essays in Italian and English. This collection of essays contributes to the fundamental mission of the Mediterranean Centre for Intercultural Studies—founded in 2012 and located in Erice—with the specific goal of creating a dialogue between those scholars whose intellectual work is dedicated to topics and themes related to any aspect of Mediterranean culture, in the broadest sense of the term. This volume also underscores our desire—and dare we say, necessity—to make readily available the best of work that emanates from the Centre's annual meetings.