Raffaella Silvestri, “A Ray of Literary Hope on Italian TV”

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“Some 10 percent of Italian households did not own a single book. According to the 2013 Survey of Adult Skills by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, nearly 70 percent of the country of Dante and di Lampedusa is unable to ‘understand and respond appropriately to dense or lengthy texts.'”

Raffaella Silvestri, “A Ray of Literary Hope on Italian TV,” The New York Times, April 21, 2014