8 Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Please note: This class fills up quickly. Sign up early and remember to order your book as soon a possible!
Book: La lunga vita di Marianna Ucria by Dacia Maraini ISBN: 978-8817061841 (Please note that the book title and ISBN number are linked to two different sites)
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: $200 (early registration) $220 (After 4/18)
Dates: 05/04 – 06/22
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!
If you know that this is the right level for you, please sign up!
If you are not sure, let us help and evaluate if it is. Sign up to attend a Free Practice & Learn session on 04/15. And if you are unable to attend, please get in touch by email or sign up for an online informational meeting on April 15th.
Riassunto del libro
La protagonista dell’opera è una sordomuta sposata giovanissima a uno zio. L’handicap di Marianna diventa il perno del romanzo e l’espediente che la scrittrice fa suo per esaltare i “sensi” intatti dell’antenata in un ambiente siciliano sordido e fastoso dove i personaggi e gli episodi raccontano un universo segnato da tragedie, amori, infedeltà.
Dacia Maraini ha raccontato come una donna possa correggere e determinare il proprio destino, costi quel che costi.