Ann Cornelisen

  • Our Friend Pasquale

  • Prophecies, Witches, and Spells

    Not since Carlo Levi’s CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI has there appeared a book as eloquent and effective about life in the poverty-cursed mountain villages of Italy as Ann Cornelisen s TORREGRECA: A WORLD IN SOUTHERN ITALY,to be published in October by the Atlantic Monthly Press. Here we present one segment. Miss Cornelisen, a 1948 Vassar graduate, went to Italy in the mid-1950s to study archaeology, and subsequently set up some 300 nursery schools there for the British Save-the-Children Fund. She lived for three years in the town she calls Torregreca.