Monday 19 June - Time 10:00

Last Grand Tour: George Gissing 1897

The personal essay of an anthropologist ante litteram and the discovery of contemporary Southern Italy

In the studies of southern anthropology of Mauro Minervino, the name of Gissing returns as a refrain for at least two decades, proof of a convinced adherence to the interpretation that Gissing himself, Victorian writer traveling the island, gives of the Mezzogiorno. To the Ionian Sea. A Victorian in the South of Minervino is the complete translation of Gissing’s work, enriched with original drawings and sketches by Gissing himself, letters, notes and original notes of his diary.

In dialogue with Mario Bolognari, anthropologist and Mayor of Taormina.