10 Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Please note: This class fills up quickly. Sign up early and remember to order your book as soon a possible!
Book: La coscienza di Zeno (Kindle edition) by Italo Svevo ISBN: 978-1533373588 (paper version); or Click here for an online, free version.
Location: Taught online via Zoom. An invitation and explanations on how to join the meeting will be sent to registered students.
Instructor: Enrico Della Pietra
Price: $248 (early registration) $275 (After 09/18)
Dates: 10/04 – 12/13 – No class on Thanksgiving week.
Need more information? Attend our open house on September 14th or get in touch.
You have been studying Italian for some time and are quite comfortable carrying on conversations on a large variety of topics but perhaps you are ready for something a bit more challenging to continue to improve your vocabulary and solidify your knowledge of Italian grammar – not to mention insight into Italian culture.
Reading a book has not yet been part of your toolbox as both the task itself – not understanding everything, having to look up too many words — seems a bit daunting and the actual selection of a book, a discouraging process! But if someone chooses the book for you and holds your hand throughout the process by allowing you to tackle it in small digestible bites that you get to discuss once a week… you may be in for a pleasant and highly rewarding experience that will contribute to boost your confidence!
If you are ready to move into the realm of unabridged literature, let the adventure begin!
You will be asked to read a certain number of pages every week at home and once a week, you will “videomeet” with your classmates and instructor for discussions, clarifications, explanations, etc. — in Italian of course!
Riassunto del libro
Zeno Cosini, il protagonista dell’opera, proviene da una famiglia ricca, vive nell’ozio ed in un rapporto conflittuale con il padre, che si rifletterà su tutta la sua vita. Nell’amore, nei rapporti coi familiari e gli amici, nel lavoro, egli prova un costante senso di inadeguatezza e di “inettitudine”, che interpreta come sintomi di una malattia. In realtà solo più tardi scoprirà che non è lui a essere malato, ma la società in cui vive.