Wednesday, April 07, 2010
ERRI DE LUCA AT THE INSTITUTE
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA
are pleased to invite you to an evening with
ERRI DE LUCA
“The writer of the decade”
(G. De Rienzo, Corriere della Sera)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
1023 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles -Westwood
In Italian with English translation. Reception to follow
Erri De Luca (Naples, 1950) author of over 50 works, will talk about his multifaceted career as writer, poet and translator and present his latest best seller, Il peso della farfalla (2009).
De Luca Apparently became a writer ‘by chance’ in 1989, when he was almost forty, working as a bricklayer, and Feltrinelli published Non ora, non qui, about his childhood in Naples.
Many more books followed, from Una nuvola come tappeto (1991) and Aceto, arcobaleno (1992) to In alto a sinistra (1994), Tu, mio (1998), Tre cavalli (1999), and Montedidio (2001), recently included in the top ten books of the decade by La Repubblica. De Luca’s has enjoyed an incredible success in Italy, France and Israel, and his work has been translated in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland, USA, Brazil, Poland and Lithuania.
De Luca has also taught himself several languages including Ancient Hebrew and Yiddish. He has translated several books of the Bible into Italian like Exodus, Jonah, Ecclesiastes, Ruth, and explored various aspects of Judaism.
De Luca is a passionate mountain climber.
A number of books by De Luca will be available for sale.
(The following works by De Luca are available in English: Sea of Memory, God's Mountain and Three Horses)
RSVP by Monday, April 5, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 443-3250 ext. 114.
The event is part of the Italian Book Club Los Angeles (http://lalibri.wordpress.com/
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Hours: 6.30 pm
Organized by: IIC Los Angeles
In collaboration with: COM.IT.ES, Los Angeles USC, UCLA, UCSD, SDSU, Lingua Viva, Fondazione Italia e IIC San Francisco
Tipologia di invito (seconda lingua)
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