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"American Nocturne": The Life and Works of Emanuel Carnevali



a reading by Emidio Clementi, accompanied by musicians Corrado Nuccini and Emanuele Reverberi

American Nocturne:

The Life and Works of Emanuel Carnevali 

a reading by Emidio Clementi,

accompanied by musicians Corrado Nuccini and Emanuele Reverberi


Thursday, October 9th  @6pm

Instituto Cervantes

31 W Ohio St., Chicago, IL


Introduction by Barbara Carnevali, niece of Emanuel Carnevali and accomplished philosopher, and Justin Steinberg (University of Chicago), translator of the Italian texts.

A trip through America at the beginning of the 1900s told through the visionary eyes of author Emanuel Carnevali, who arrived in the United States from Bologna when he was just a boy. An accomplished writer in English, Carnevali was acclaimed by the literary avant-garde of his time – from Ezra Pound to Sherwood Anderson – but remains today unknown for the most part, despite his undisputed literary merit.  Immigration, mystery, the American myth, work, writing, nostalgia for Italy: these are the central themes of his work. Emidio Clementi in his book, The Last God draws upon these elements in a poetic reconstruction of Carnevali's life.


In Italian with English supertitles.

Emidio Clementi: voice

Corrado Nuccini: guitar, synthesizer

Emanuele Reverberi: violin, trumpet


Emidio Clementi, writer and musician, is the bassist and vocals of Massimo Volume. In addition to The Last God, he is the author of several novels and short stories.

Corrado Nuccini is the founder, guitarist and vocals of Giardini di Miro`, a band from the region of Reggio Emilia that has produced five albums. The latest album, “Good Luck” (Santeria), is from 2012.

Emanuele Reverberi is a talented musician whose repertoire includes rock, folk and avant-garde. He is the violinist for Giardini di Miro`.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. After the concert, light refreshments will be offered.

Co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and Instituto Cervantes.RSVP here


Date: Thursday, October 09, 2014

Entrance : Free