The Italian Department, Trinity College Dublin
receives a gift of books from Beppe Severgnini
In Spring 2007 a consignment of books came to the TCD Italian Department, as a donation from Beppe Severgnini, the Italian writer and commentator. The books came from the personal collection of his uncle Aldo Borlenghi (1913-1976), a Florentine literary critic, poet, scholar and man of letters. They range from classic texts of the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance (accompanied by works of criticism and scholarship) through to some of the leading writers of the 20th-century - there's a full shelf of Benedetto Croce - as well as some lesser-known writers whose works are not to be found in the Trinity College Library. After the year's teaching was done, department staff and our summer intern Mila Milani assembled two glass-fronted bookshelves to hold this treasure-trove. The 'Donazione Severgnini-Bolenghi' has now been installed in its new home in the Italian Department seminar room.