"Pasquinades" Reading November 30

By Anthony DiRenzo, November 28, 2023

Book Sales Benefit County Library

Pasquinades Book Cover

Anthony Di Renzo, Professor of Writing, will read from his new book, Pasquinades: Essays from Rome's Famous Talking Statue, at 5:00 PM Thursday, November 30 in Clark Lounge (Campus Center, Egbert Hall).

This free event, hosted by the Departments of Writing and World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures as well as Cayuga Lake Books, will be followed by a book signing and book sale. All sales benefit the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation.

For more information visit the events page on Facebook.

Pasquinades is an audacious guide to Rome. Pasquino, the city’s witty talking statue, introduces readers to the gallant heroes and grotesque villains, humble peddlers and flamboyant nobles, whores and saints and movie stars who have reigned throughout its turbulent history.

Advanced reviews call the book “a joyride,” “a goldmine of stories,” “a delightful feast,” “a passionate love letter to the Eternal City,” and “a must-read for anyone interested in European culture, Roman history, and writing as smooth as the finest wine.”

Paperback and Kindle editions are available for order on Amazon.