It's the two 's's that make it Italian...
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 35-70mm.
So I discovered, because with one 's' it is used to mean the same thing in Spanish too. :)
Shame on me. I had never been to Trieste nor had I heard of Magris or any of his writing.
He succeeded in his aim to make me address both in the future.
An accidental discovery, ventured into after emerging from the photography exhibition by Gervasio Sanchez.. Magris has (with his curators) put together a perfect antidote to that incredibly powerful exhibition, but without undermining either of them. No mean achievement. This was a wonderful, over the top, at times whimsical, often eccentric exhibition, but it didn't shy away from some of the more darker aspects of the history of Trieste.
Whilst I've learned something about a city and a writer that I didn't know much about, I've also experienced an exhibition that was truly multi-layered. Using moving images, projections, light boxes, audio material, installations in entire rooms (the River Danube for instance!), wind machines, photography, scrapbook style information and so on, Magris illustrates beautifully why it helps to not always get stuffy about gallery exhibitions, but to make them engaging, quirky and somewhat disarming through a variety of media.