Doors of Memory-Porte della Memoria, 2015
Eleanor M. Imperato
Paperwork: 216 pages
Doors of Memory / Porte della Memoria
Doors of Memory / Porte della Memoria is a memoir in prose and poetry of Imperato’s early years and subsequent visits to her birthplace, Avella, Italy. A brief overview of Avella’s history is also included. Richly illustrated with the photographs on exhibit, the book contains additional photographs of doors as well as many views of the town and its iconic sites. The translation into the Italian language was undertaken by her sister, Patrizia Maiella, who is a freelance translator living in Italy.
The design of the book is meant to convey the richness of Imperato’s American and Italian identities expressed in both languages and through the metaphor of doors as conduits between them.