Leo Strauss lettore di Hermann Cohen (Leo Strauss Reads Hermann Cohen) By Chiara Adorisio. Florence: Giuntina, 2007, 260 pgs.
Reviewed by Sandro Pignotti, University Ca’ Foscari, Venice
Sandro Pignotti received his doctorate in 2005 from the University
Ca' Foscari of Venice and the Freie Universität of Berlin in Modern Philology. He studied
Ancient Rhetoric, German Literature, and Philosophy in Germany and Italy. He was a post-doctoral fellow
at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center in Jerusalem for German-Jewish studies and at the
Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History in Leipzig
His published articles include Walter Benjamin e l'idea del letterato europeo in Annali di Ca'
Foscari and Walter Benjamin - Kdo je to?
in the Catalog of the
International 27th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljublijana (Slovenia)
. He is the author of
the book Walter Benjamin - Judentum und Literatur. Tradition, Urspung, Lehre
mit einer kurzen Geschichte des Zionismus
Wien: Rombach, 2009). His research fields are: history of modern Zionism, the
history and concept of Aggada in Jewish Tradition and in modern Jewish Studies,
German-Jewish Literature and Philosophy in the 20th century, the legacy of
Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Hermann Cohen, Gershom Scholem and Leo Strauss
and the works of Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin and Paul Celan.
Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 2009) pp. 91-95