Literary Nonfiction. Italian American Studies. Hybrid Genre. Edited by Luca Meldolesi and Nicoletta Stame. The name of Eugenio Colorni is quite familiar among the many intellectuals who knew Albert Hirschman. This is not true, however, of his work. The reason for this is that while Albert often spoke about his brother-in-law and close friend and acknowledged his influence on his own thinking, until now, Eugenio's work, with one notable exception, has not been translated into English. Recently, however, A Colorni-Hirschman International Institute has begun publishing excerpts in English as part of a yearly dossier, "Long is the Journey," which is included on its website. Building on this, Nicoletta Stame and Luca Meldolesi are now editing an initial sampling that reflects Eugenio's brilliance and ingenuity: a mini-anthology of texts taken mainly from a selection of Eugenio's political writings.
A Colorni-Hirschman International Institute
Eugenio Colorni (1909-1944) is the author of CRITICAL THINKING IN ACTION: EXCERPTS FROM POLITICAL WRITINGS AND CORRESPONDENCE (Bordighera Press, 2019), edited by Luca Meldolesi and Nicoletta Stame. Eugenio was born in Milan to a well-to-do Jewish family steeped in the tradition of the Risorgimento. A philosopher and a student of G. A. Borgese (aesthetics) and P. Martinetti (metaphysics), he graduated in 1930 with a thesis on Leibnizian individualism supervised by Martinetti. After joining the Resistance, he was assassinated in May 1944 on the eve of the liberation of the capital.Author City: Rome ITA