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SUMMER BOOKS Il tempo migliore della nostra vita

italicsBy Daniela Gross

The last book of Antonio Scurati, which in English translates as “The best time of our life”, tells the story of Leone Ginzburg, who was among the main Italian intellectuals in the fascist era. Mr. Scurati traces Ginzburg’s life from when he was expelled by the university because he was a Jew to the day he was killed in jail. Leone had the courage to refuse swearing allegiance to the regime and committed to the Resistance. Despite persecutions, he formed a beloved family (his wife was the renown Italian writer Natalia), and founded the famous publishing house Einaudi.

Il tempo migliore della nostra vita
By Antonio Scurati
267 pp.