Martino Marazzi is Assistant Professor of Italian Literature at the Università degli Studi, Milan, Italy and has been a Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University. He has widely written on literary and cultural relations between Italy and the United States, editing various works by Italian American writers (L.D. Ventura, A. Giovannitti, M. Fiaschetti, E. Bartoletti). He has published studies on modern and contemporary Italian literature (from Cavour and Pinocchio to Calvino), and on Dante criticism. His most recent book is A occhi aperti. Letteratura dell’emigrazione e mito americano (FrancoAngeli: Milan 2011). A reprint of his Voices of Italian America. A History of Early Italian American Literature with a Critical Anthology (originally out with Fairleigh Dickinson UP in 2004) is scheduled for late 2011 with Fordham University Press. Marazzi is also the author of two books of fiction: La fine del Purgatorio; and Filogenesi (both with Sedizioni: Milan, 2008; and 2010).