Happy Birthday, Karl!

Karl Marx (*Trier 5.5.1818 – † London 14.3.1883) – Most have heard of Karl Marx, but probably not many have read his books. Today is the anniversary of his 200 birthday. Marx is one of the most influential thinkers and is certainly the most interesting observer of capitalism. The alienation of the workers in capitalism, the exploitation of man and nature, the war as an extended arm of the economy are only some of the topics with which Marx has profoundly dealt with and for which he offers extremely important and original analyses. But Marx is above all a philosopher of freedom. He, who was constantly suffering from deprivation and was therefore on the run and had to live in exile. Despite some erroneous conclusions Marx now lives more than ever. His work is a key to understanding today’s world.
One of the best Marx biographies written in recent years: Jürgen Neffe, Marx. Der Unvollendete, Bertelsmann, 2017. I hope that there will soon be an English translation.


Liberation day in Italy. And a book recommendation.

Lidia Menapace, born 1924, is one of the laste partisans that liberate Italy from nazi fascism. A special intellectual of whom we needed more. Today, on 25 April, Italy celebrates the general partisan uprising of 25 April 1945, with which the final liberation of Italy from the dictatorship began. Maintaining the memory of anti-fascism means protecting the values of democracy.

Presentazione del libro “CIAO MAMMA! UN SALUTO DA BOLZANO” di Gentiana Minga

18 maggio 2017, ore 19.00

Biblioteca della Donna, Piazza Parrocchia, Bolzano

Moderazione Monica Pietrangeli, Letture Mara da Roit


“Ciao mamma! Un saluto da Bolzano” di Gentiana Minga, edizioni Terra d’ulivi, è una antologia poetica, che raccoglie diverse poesie inedite divise in tre nuclei e un poemetto di chiusura. Il primo nucleo delinea il rapporto tra la figlia che ha lasciato il paese natìo e la madre rimasta, il secondo affronta il tema delle esperienze di migrazioni che interessano l’Italia, Alto Adige e l’Europa di oggi, e infine il terzo nucleo si conclude con il tema dell’amore e del rapporto di coppia nella quotidianità, rimorsi e presentimenti, amori sparsi nelle quotidianità migratorie.