Mini Club di Lettura – Intermediate to Advanced – September Only

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4 Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please note: Exceptionally, we ask that you ALL be signed up by August 23rd. We do need a minimum number of participants to run the class and will also limit it to a maximum of 10 as we normally do it. Please sign up early!

Book: Bagheria by Dacia Maraini ISBN: 978-8817061261
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: $100 (early registration) $130 (After 08/23)
Dates: 09/08 – 09/29
Need more information? Please 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 consistently will help boost your confidence, so if you are ready for 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. — all in Italian of course!

This mini session is different from our regular ones because it is very short and the book chosen is proportionately brief.

If you need assistance to determine if this class is right for you, we would be happy to help. Please get in touch!

Bagheria: trama del libro

“Bagheria” è un racconto affidato alla memoria. L’autrice, bambina, arriva in Sicilia dopo aver trascorso due anni in un campo di concentramento giapponese. Con infantile intensità vive la scoperta delle proprie origini, della nobile famiglia materna, così radicata in quel paesaggio fatto di palazzi baronali e case che sembrano reggersi una all’altra. Nell’omertà delle pareti domestiche si consumano rapporti tortuosi, dove il prezzo da pagare ricade sempre sulle donne, sacrificate alla “legge” dell’onore in una società che tutto sa, ma finge di non vedere.


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