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Event Series Event Series: Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante

Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante

June 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom**

featuring Henry Veggian, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature


Winner of the Strega Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award

A deeply affecting tale of childhood disenchantment, Arturo’s Island is a work of stunning emotional force by one of modern Italian literature’s foremost writers.

By turns devastating and otherworldly, Morante’s novel is a classic, and Goldstein’s new translation should return to it the attention it deserves. Kirkus Reviews

The characters in Elsa Morante’s masterpiece, Arturo’s Island, are bewitched and bewitching, in thrall to someone, or to some idea, and, simultaneously, enthralling to someone else. In describing all this, Morante flagrantly, joyously, looks for the same kind of relationship with the reader. London Review of Books

Elsa Morante is experiencing a literary renaissance, marked not least by Ann Goldstein’s translation of Arturo’s Island, the novel that brought Morante international fame. —Audible Audiobook

An operatic Italian classic —The New York Times


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, June 21 and 28

Cost: $35, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544 (M-F from 9 AM-5 PM EST)


June 21, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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