August 3, 2019 posted by Unity Wellington

AFTERGLOW: The Occasional Demon

AFTERGLOW: The Occasional Demon

August the 1st, 2019 marked the centenary of Primo Levi’s birth. It is also the night “The Occasional Demon” a collection of 36 of his poems, translated By Marco Sonzogni & Harry Thomas, was launched at Unity Books Wellington.

Many people recited Levi’s poems in many languages throughout the evening. Among them, the book’s co-translator Marco Sozogni, Italian Ambassador Fabrizio Marcelli, Israeli Ambassador Itzhak Gerberg and Polish Ambassador Zbigniew Gniatkowski.
Rose Lubransky sang a beautiful tribute to Primo Levi to finish off the readings.

Cuba Press Publisher Mary McCallum introduces Marco Sonzogni, Ambassadors Fabrizio Marcelli (Italy), Itzhak Gerberg (Israel) and Zbigniew Gniatkowski (Poland) to the room.

the launch crowd

Marco Sonzogni

Ambasciata d’Italia, Fabrizio Marcelli officially launches “The Occasional Demon”

Translator signs books for the punters

Marco signing a copy for the Polish Ambassador, Zbigniew Gniatkowski


The Occasional Demon is a limited edition print run but is still available to purchase in-store and online here.

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