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Dante member Italian Literature Book Group for September

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Dante member Italian Literature Book Group for September
Dante member Italian Literature Book Group for September

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Location will be emailed to guests

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About the Event

The focus of the book group is fiction and non-fiction; books written by Italian authors (in translation); books written by any author, set in Italy, and books about Italy. It’s a large set, but one book generally leads in the direction of the next, so we won’t feel discombobulated. The moderator of the book club is Connie Bertuca, former high school English teacher, lover of books and Italian travel, and perpetual Italian 2 student.

 📚 The September 2023 Book Selection  — Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi

It was to Lucania, a desolate land in southern Italy, that Carlo Levi―a doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters―was confined as a political prisoner because of his opposition to Italy's Fascist government at the start of the Ethiopian war in 1935. While there, Levi reflected on the harsh landscape and its inhabitants, peasants who lived the same lives their ancestors had, constantly fearing black magic and the near presence of death. In so doing, Levi offered a starkly beautiful and moving account of a place and a people living outside the boundaries of progress and time.

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*the size of the group is limited to 10 members.  If you are not yet a paid member of Dante, sign-up here.  

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