The canto of Ulysses narrated by Primo Levi

In 1944 Primo Levi, twenty-five years old at the time, was the Häftling (detainee) number 174517 in the Auschwitz concentration camp.  He managed to overcome that awful trial, survive, and moreover keep his human dignity [...]

Dante’s Ulysses, symbol of human nobility

The person of Ulysses towers over the other damned souls of Malebolge, the dreadful ditches of the eighth circle of Hell where fraudsters are punished. Some commentators have observed that the Greek hero would, if he were not guilty of the deceit of the Trojan horse, belong to the world which suited him better of the lofty noble spirits of Limbo.

Ulysses tells his shipwreck in Sicilian vernacular

Tano Avanzato and his wife Erminia Terranova are two Sicilian ballad-singers and founded together the popular song group Zabara in 1991.  They have to his name hundreds of concerts which they have staged in Italy and abroad. [...]

The poem “Ulysses” of Umberto Saba

Umberto Saba (Trieste, 1883-1957) was one of the major Italian poets of the 20th century. In the poem “Ulysses”, published in the collection Mediterranee of 1946, he is «the questing seeker, derived from the heroic figure in the [...]

Monteverdi – The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland

The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland is an opera set by Claudio Monteverdi to a libretto by Giacomo Badoaro. The opera was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice during the 1639–1640 carnival season.

SPANISH – Giampaolo Samà

Giampaolo Samà is an Italian-Argentinian actor, teacher and photographer. Born in Paola (province of Cosenza, Calabria) in 1970, he trains to be an actor at the Accademia d’Arte Drammatica in Calabria and then at the [...]

GEORGIAN – Erekle Shildeli

Erekle Shildeli was born in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the time of the Georgian civil war in 1991. His family is originally from Shilda, a Georgian village in the municipality of Kvareli.

DANISH – Ole Meyer

Ole Meyer, born in Copenhagen in 1947 to a Swedish mother and a Danish father, studied Scandinavian and English languages and literature at the University of Copenhagen, finishing with a Master’s degree in 1974. Having [...]