With the establishment of Florentine as the literary language of choice, all the other regional languages came to be regarded as dialects, creating a unique situation that Italians have struggled with to this day.
Great courage, an unshakable faith in the codes of chivalry, madness, are the traits that one normally associated with Don Quijote. However, when Pirandello refers to specific events in the life of the Knight, a problem arises.
Ada Negri was the first and only woman to have been granted a prestigious and cumbersome appointment as Royal Academician of Italy.
We stand with New York, as New Yorkers did with us Italians.
Carlo Levi's explanation of the gap between northern and southern Italy still holds true today.