Modigliani RoundTable Discussion Hosted by Nardini Editore, February 16, 2021 - Les Salmoniennes
Amedeo Modigliani RoundTable Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Hosted by Nardini Editore on Facebook
Top: Ennio Bazzoni (our host), Beth Gersh-Nešić, and Maria Dario
Bottom: Marilena Pronesti and Franca Bruera, the translators
A photo of Jacqueline Gojard, whose contribution was read in Italian
Nardini Editore, publisher of the revised translation of André Salmon's memoir-biography of Amedeo Modigliani (Amedeo Modigliani: Vita e Passioni, 2020), hosted an excellent roundtable discussion about the book, Salmon and translation on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The opportunity to hear today's leading Salmon scholars at one event on such an international scale was unprecedented and very successful. The platform proved to be a significant breakthrough for this small group who truly enjoy being together in one room, especially with their mentor and revered Salmon expert Jacqueline Gojard, whose contribution, written in French, was read by Marilena Pronesti in Italian. This roundtable discussion, broadcast on the publisher Nardini Editore's Facebook page, was their first virtual presentation.
We hope that this unique occasion becomes a "first" of many in the future.
Here is the video of the processings
We wish to thank the generosity of Nardini Editore for this wonderful opportunity to discuss the value of Salmon's memoir-novelized account of Modigliani's life. It was established by the speakers that the book brings to life Paris at the time when the early modernist artists and writers, mainly immigrants like the Italian Jewish Modigliani, became known as the École de Paris. Therefore, Salmon contextualizes Modigliani's place within an art world that was quickly changing and adapting to the emergence of "new normals" before, during and after World War I. With the publication of this new translation from French to Italian, the value of Salmon's endeavor has been brought to the fore once again (as it had gained popularity when it was first published in 1957). We hope that this momentum continues into the foreseeable future.
Best wishes to Marilena Pronesti and Franca Bruera for this important effort on behalf of Amedeo Modigliani and André Salmon.
Grazie mille, Ennio Bazzoni, Director of Nardini Editore.
Grazie mille, Maria Dario, Adjunct Professor of French Literature, Dipartimento Studi Umanistici Università Ca' Foscarini, Venezia, and Salmon colleague.
Merci beaucoup, Jacqueline Gojard, Professor of Literature, University of Paris III (Sorbonne nouvelle).
Grazie a Tutti - Merci Beaucoup à tous - Thank you all so much!
La bande à Salmon