Italian Literature Book Group for Sept (Dante members only)
Time & Location
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 book club selection is: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
"A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense and generous hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante's inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighbourhood, a city and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her two protagonists." ~ 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.