Bibliography


Selected

The Times Literary Supplement

Razza Padrona – Eugenio Scalfari (review), TLS date TBD??

Vista da vicino – Giulio Andreotti (review), TLS, June 3, 1983, page 580d.

L’Annuario Italiano (ed. Giuseppe Turani and Luigi Zanda), (review), TLS, October 5, 1984, 1144c.

Corrotti e corruttori: Dall’Unita d’Italia alla P2 – Sergio Turone (review), TLS, September 28, 1984, 1097b.

Sette anni di desiderio – Umberto Eco (review), TLS, October 5, 1984, 1130d.

Einaudi publishing house, TLS, February 26, 1988, 2189. (I couldn’t obtain a specific headline for this one).

Dualismo e Sviluppo nella Storia d’Italia – Luciano Cafagna (review), TLS, October 6, 1989, 1083a.

L’Editore – Nanni Balestrini (review), TLS, October 5, 1990, 1074a.

The Unseen – Nanni Balestrini (translated by Liz Heron), (review), TLS, October 5, 1990, 1074a.

Cent’anni di Cinema Italiano – Gian Piero Brunetta (review), TLS, August 28, 1992, 16a.

Storia della Televisione Italiana – Aldo Grasso (review), TLS, August 28, 1992, 16a.

Romans – Michael Sheridan (review), TLS, August 12, 1994, 12b.

Letter from...Toronto, TLS, July 23, 1999. (I couldn’t obtain a page number for this).

 

Globe and Mail

The book may be better than the movie: The movie that changed my life, edited by David Rosenberg. [review] Globe and Mail November 30, 1991, page C10

“Serbian Forces Emboldened by Western Indecision, Globe and Mail, July 25, 1995, page A 10.

“Perching on others’ nests and lives: two vagabond years have made me a philosopher of intimate spaces, as I housesit a gallery of self-portraits.” Globe and Mail” (Facts and Arguments), December 5, 1996, page A 24.

“They also live who only stand and wait: Becoming a geezer has its compensations. Not only is it chic, but the waiting it involves turns out to be rewarding.” Globe and Mail (facts and arguments), January 16, 1997, page A 20. 

“Mining Cultural Trivia: Philosophy Professor and Media Darling Mark Kingwell finds Big Ideas in Small Places.” Review of marginalia: A Cultural Reader, by Mark Kingwell, Globe and Mail (Books), October 9, 1999,, page D 13.

“Rushdie Takes on the Puritans” [“Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction, 1992-2002] Globe and Mail. Books. September 12, 2002, page D 8.

“Old War, Fresh Wounds: the guns of August have fallen silent [but they still have the power to kill]. Globe and Mail, November 10, 2001, page A 19.

“Speculating on Crashes Past: humans have a history of chasing investment bubbles and then being wounded when they collapse: So why the surprise at our latest slump?” Globe and Mail, December 24, 2001, page A 11

“Jean Thyrza Reid”, Globe and Mail (Lives Lived), June 3, 2002, page A 18.

 

Descant

“Pavillion 24”, [short story] DESCANT 94, volume 27, number 3, Fall 1996. Nominated for “Best Fiction” National Magazine Awards.

 

Esprit de Corps

Lest we forget: lost battlefields Reid, Gilbert. Espirt de Corps, Canadian Military Then & Now. Oct 2002. Vol. 9, Iss. 12; p. 2

 

Flare Magazine

We are monarchy: this month, Queen Elizabeth II alights on our shores as part of her commonwealth tour to celebrate her golden jubilee. Gilbert Reid delves into our Canadian connection Reid, Gilbert. Flare. Toronto: Oct 2002. Vol. 24, Issue. 10; p. 110

By royal appointment: the Governor General Reid, Gilbert. Flare. Toronto: Oct 2002. Vol. 24, Iss. 10; p. 114

Pour hommes : Cologne, Gauloises or eau de gaz? (Fragrances for men). Reid, Gilbert.  Flare Oct 2001 v23 i10 p80,182 (English) 

 

Lectures and Conferences: A Selection

Talks at the University of Toronto’s Massey College Quadrangle Book Club:

2015 – January: a talk, with Anna Porter, on Curzio Malaparte’s Kaputt.

2013 – November: a talk on Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych.

2009 – January: a talk on Pierre Bayard’s How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read.

2008 -  January: at talk on Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.

 

Lectures for the University of Toronto’s Continuing Studies Program:

ITALY – The Italian Mafias – Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Naples’ Camorra, and Calabria’s “Ndrangheta.

FRANCE – Who invented the French?

 

Translations (a small selection)

Over the years I have supervised many translations including many catalogues for exhibitions, including those held at the Canadian Pavilion during the Biennale of Venice – or written translations – from English, Italian, and French – back-and-forth. The most recent is:

2000 – Christian Hauvette – Dwellings, Monuments, Machines – Truth-Metaphor-Narrative, published by Birkhäuser, Basil, Switzerland.

2004 – Jacques Ferrier: The Poetry of Useful Things, an architectural monograph, published by Birkhäuser, Basil, Switzerland. 

 

In Italian

“Samuel Beckett e la commedia fallica” in a Festschift: Studii in onore di Salvatore Pugliatti, Guffré Editore, Milano, 1977.

IL TEMPO (ROME DAILY)

Various articles on cinema.

 

Enciclopedia Treccani

Major Article on Contemporary Canadian Art.

 

Canada Contemporaneo:

[This was a rather chic Italian-language publication that I created and with Italian journalist Simona Barabesi directed – de facto – for many years – and for which I wrote dozens of articles:]

1980

N.1
– Una nuova coscienza culturale –  p.4
– Studi canadesi in Italia – p.5 ???
– Northrop Frye, Identità e mito – p. 8,9,11
– Gilles Carle: fantasia e intimismo – p.13
– Alla ricerca delle origini (Intervista a Alastair Small, archeologo) – P.14
– Antonine Maillet, vincitrice del Prix Goncourt – p. 15
– Televisione multiculturali – p. 15

N. 2
– Tre voci sul Quebec: sviluppo e trasformazione di una società in evoluzione (intervista a Jean Ethier-Blais, Maurice Lemire e Roberto Perin) – p.10,11,14,15
– Ecologia e amore: una favola di Gilles Carle – p. 12
– Sviluppo del cinema canadese – p. 13
– Alla ricerca del grande amore (intervista a Micheline Lanctot ) – p.13
– Scene di conversazione di Robert Kleyn – p.16

N. 3
– Canada 1933: Felix Man racconta – p.6,7,8
– Imparai l’inglese da Giulietta. Intervista a Louise Marleau – p.9

N. 4
– Le opere del grande fotografo canadese Roloff Beny, al Palazzo delle Esposizioni a Roma – p.8,9,10,15
– Naim Kattan: da Oriente a Occidente attraverso l’Europa – p.11

1981

N. 5
– Marshall Mc Luhan: filosofo dei mass-nmedia e profeta dell’era elettronico – p.4,5
– Il mito mistificato: Louis Hémon e Maria Chapdelaine – p. 6,7
– Il cinema che viene da lontano – p. 10
– La settimana del cinema canadese – p.9

N. 6
– Due mondi poetici: Layton, Gustafson – p.6,7
– Gilles Villeneuve: dalla motoslitta alla Formula Uno. Intervista – p.8

N.7
– Una nuova sede per il Centro Accademico Canadese in Italia: intervista al Prof. A. Iannucci – p. 11
– Il Grande Nord visto da Hugo Pratt – p. 12,13
– Gaston Miron: portavoce della nuova coscienza collettiva quebecchese – p. 14
– Nick Mancuso: dal computer al palcoscenico – p. 15

1982

N.8
– La pittura di Robert Bateman – p. 4,5
– Pierre Berton – p. 10,11
– Cinema, Cinema, Cinema – p. 15

N. 9
– I giochi di sabbia di Caroline Leaf – Intervista – p. 6,7
– Barbara Amiel – p.10,11

N.10
– Multiculturalismo : Unità nella diversità. Intervista con l’On. Jim Fleming – p. 2,3
– Jack McClelland editore. Intervista – p. 10,11
– Musica Architettura – p. 14??????
– Le delegazioni dell’Ontario e del Quebec – p. 15   ????

1983

N.11
– Riesame della Politica Culturale del Governo Feserale – p. 2,3 ???
– Arthur Erickson: Ascoltare la luce- p. 4,5, 6,7
– Cinema -La nuova produzione canadese – p. 13

N.12
– Architettura e convivenza – Macy DuBois – p. 4,5,6   ???
– Robin Bell: sensualità della materi (intervista) – p. 8,9
– Denis Héroux, produttore internazionale (intervista) – p. 10,11
– Liona Boyd e la sua chitarra – p.11

1984

N.13
– Un nuovo equilibrio nel mondo dei media – p. 11
– Il Centro Culturale Canadese – p. 14
– Accordo culturale tra Italia e Canada – p. 15

1985

N. 15
– Micheline Lanctot: dallo schermo alla cinepresa (intervista – p. 11

N. 16
– Alla ricerca del giardino ideale (mostra di J. James) – p. 14,15
– Robert Murray: un artigiano in fabbrica – p. 15
– “Paesaggi Canadesi” a Palazzo Venezia – p. 16

1987

N. 19
– Glenn Gould: una vita per la musica – p. 10,11,12
– Norman McLaren, poesia nel cinema – p. 14,15

1988

N.20
– Due artisti canadesi a Venezia – p. 12,13

Speciale
– Un posto al sole per la cultura – p. 8,9    ???

1989

N. 23
– Un onda letteraria – p. 10,11,

N. 25
– Le nozze d’oro del cinema canadese – p. 12,13,14