(Borges, Venice, and empanadas)
His name is Mitchel Baccinelli, he wants to be a writer, and I feel confident he will succeed: he has talent and humor, and a deep love for life and books. I truly appreciate his compositions in my Italian Writing Workshop and also the empanadas he was used to take to class (much less his blue & black FC Inter jersey). Studying Italian language and literature, and discovering the magnificent Venice, were large part of his education as a writer and as a human being.
Mitchel, introduce yourself to Priamo, please.
I was born in Miami, Florida, in 1991 to a mother from Nicaragua and a father from Argentina. My dearest passions are food, music, literature, and soccer. My favorite literary works are Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, Purgatorio by Dante, and just about anything by Borges. Speaking of Borges, I’d like to share with you all a quote from him: “At the end of the years, I’ve observed that beauty, like joy, is common. Not a day passes in which we aren’t, for a moment, in paradise.”