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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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ERRI DE LUCA AT THE INSTITUTE

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ERRI DE LUCA AT THE INSTITUTE

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA

 

COM.IT.ES LA

LINGUA VIVA
FONDAZIONE ITALIA

 

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

6:30pm

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 rsvp.iicla@esteri.it or (310) 443-3250 ext. 114.                                                  

 

The event is part of the Italian Book Club Los Angeles (http://lalibri.wordpress.com/

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Info

Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Hours: 6.30 pm

Venue: IIC

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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