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Angela Paolantonio

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Angela Paolantonio, whose grandparents landed at Ellis Island, was born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. Her love of photography began as she watched her father expose and develop contact sheets on the family kitchen table.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art History degree from Long Island University, Southampton, New York. She is a writer and photographer, curator, and consultant for art and photography exhibits, books, and events, both in Italy and the U.S.

She lives in Calitri, Italy, on via Fontana, in the house where her grandmother was born.

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Angela Paolantonio A follow up to my first book The Ghosts of Italy. So many great stories to tell...
Angela Paolantonio Storytelling comes naturally to me. I write from a narrative voice so it seems I'm easily inspired. When I sit down to write, it comes through me in…moreStorytelling comes naturally to me. I write from a narrative voice so it seems I'm easily inspired. When I sit down to write, it comes through me in vocal waves, flowing just a bit further down, say to the keyboard and on to the page. (less)
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The Ghosts Of Italy

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Eleusis by Karl Kerényi
"The only other book I've spent any time with by Kerényi is his "Greek Gods," which I found encyclopedic and somewhat uninteresting. This work by contrast was an electrifying and careful reconstruction of the lost Eleusian mystery rites that consti..." Read more of this review »
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"My consciousness was raised in 1978, during my first semester at college. Nearly 35 years later, my 20-year-old daughter is about to start her junior year. Like the young professional women Povich writes about as her new book begins, she doesn't c..." Read more of this review »
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“Only when we feel the story in each of its moments or places are we able to tell it properly.” #ElenaFerrante”
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“On Napoli, Elena Ferrante is more ferocious than Roberto Savino.”
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“On Napoli, Elena Ferrante is more ferocious than Roberto Savino.”
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“Only when we feel the story in each of its moments or places are we able to tell it properly.”
Elena Ferrante, Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey
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“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place... Nothing outside you can give you any place... In yourself right now is all the place you've got.”
Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
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“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl




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Angela Paolantonio Stories never live alone. They are the branches of a family that we have to trace back, and forward. - Roberto Calasso


Angela Paolantonio The real heart and core of the country are not to come in a month's vacation. One must summer and winter with the land and wait it's occasions. - Mary Austin


Angela Paolantonio What counts is what we are and the way we deepen our relationship with the world and with others, a relationship that can be one both of love for all that exists and of desire for its transformation. - Italo Calvino #GhostsofItaly


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