Modern lives


There are many stories like this in Jewish German literature. Tales of emigration, of persecution. Of distance from friends and from the beloved ones.

I knew little about Piero Gobetti. Thanks to Paolo di Paolo’s beautiful novel, now this young man from Turin feels much closer. Like Stefan Zweig, a man of books and words. He was living his life fast, he felt he had a lot to achieve. And little time for it. Like Zweig he had a certain idea of Europe. The one we still strive to achieve.

3 Responses to “Modern lives”

  1. October 26, 2015 at 22:15

    I love your lamp! Could you tell me where I can get one. Hope you don’t mind me asking!

  2. 2 stripedcat
    October 28, 2015 at 00:28

    Hi Editor!
    Not at all, you are welcome!
    Actually this photo was taken in a beautiful B&B in Milano, run by Fabio, it is called LaFavia4Rooms and their rooms are all incredibly tasteful…Actually I am no architect, unlike Fabio’s partner, but I guess this is Vico Magistretti’s “Eclisse” lamp from the late 60s 🙂 an absolute beauty…

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