Pirelli, books, and culture, in a conversation that has been going on for more than a century and that now comes to us through the voices of the protagonists in live-streamed video meetings in this edition of “Parole Insieme” – literally, “words together”.
Over the coming weeks, some conversations between writers and professionals in the publishing world that examine books and the pleasure of reading will be shown on our website.
Here is the programme:
Available from Friday 15 May – Le parole di Fabrizio De André tra musica e poesia [The words of Fabrizio De André in music and poetry]
Enzo Gentile – Amico Faber
Available from Thursday 21 May – Il grande romanzo storico italiano [The great Italian historical novel]
Giorgio Fontana – Prima di noi [Before us]
Available from Thursday 28 May – L’umanità dell’America di Kent Haruf [The humanity of Kent Haruf’s America]
Fabio Cremonesi, the translator of Kent Haruf – La strada di casa [The way home] (to be published on 18 June)
Pirelli has recently devoted many events to reading, ranging from show cooking to celebrate the first anniversary of our libraries in 2017, with the writer Alessandro Robecchi and the cook Filippo La Mantia, to participation in the 2018 edition of Tempo di Libri, the international publishing fair in Milan. On the occasion of BookCity 2018, an evening was put on in the Auditorium of the Pirelli Headquarters under the title “Stories of Milan, an Industrial City“ in which the actors Rosario Lisma and Marina Rocco told the tale of the city through readings from great authors, interspersed with conversations between Giuseppe Lupo, Piero Colaprico and Pietro Redondi. 2019 also saw the launch of “Parole Insieme – Le conversazioni della Biblioteca Pirelli”, a programme of conversations in the Pirelli Libraries with writers such as Gianni Biondillo, Giuseppe Lupo, and Marco Malvaldi, and the publisher Eugenia Dubini, which we are again offering in this digital edition of 2020.
Enjoy the read and the videos!