Enzo Traverso, Susan and Baron Winoker Professor of Humanities, won the 2022 Premio Napoli Prize for Non-Fiction for his book Rivoluzione 1789-1989 (Feltrinelli, 2021).
Traverso presented the award at the Teatro Mercadante in Naples on December 15th, in the presence of the Mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi. A committee of prominent Neapolitan writers, scholars and artists selected the finalists of the award in his three categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry, while a jury of 2,000 readers selected the winners. increase. This is the 68th award.
In his book, Traverso writes a series of “dialectical images”, from Marx’s “History Locomotive” to Lenin’s mummified corpse, Géricault’s “The Raft of the Medusa” to the demolition of the Paris Commune. reinterprets the history of revolutions in the 19th and 20th centuries. A Vendôme column that offers an intellectual and visual history of its revolutionary past.
The English version of Revolution: An Intellectual History will be published by Verso in October 2021. The book has also been published in French and Spanish and will be translated into German, Portuguese, Greek, Korean and other languages.
Read the full text on the College of Liberal Arts website.