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Arturo’s Island by Elsa Morante

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 28, 2022

**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. Amazon.com

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)

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Date:
June 28
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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