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Fri, Aug 12


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Italian Literature Book Group for August (Dante members only)

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Italian Literature Book Group for August (Dante members only)

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location will be emailed to guests


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 August 2022 Book Selection  — The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, by Georgio Bassani

"Giorgio Bassani's acclaimed novel of unrequited love and the plight of the Italian Jews on the brink of World War II has become a classic of modern Italian literature. Made into an Academy Award winning film in 1970, 'The Garden of the Finzi Continis' is a richly evocative and nostalgic depiction of prewar Italy." — Goodreads


*the size of the group is limited to 10 members.  If you are not yet a paid member of Dante, sign-up here.  Now that we are beginning to meet in-person at someone's home (outside), everyone participating must be fully-vaccinated.  

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