Sunday, April 12, 2015

CCR Book Club - May 21, 2015

The CCR Book club will be reading "My Brilliant Friend" - an Italian novel that has met with unprecedented success in Italy and abroad. The New York Review of Books recently ran a long, enthusiastic article on Elena Ferrante, who has now published several novels.

Ferrante has never been seen or heard in person and refuses to be interviewed; whether the name hides a man or a woman author is also a well-kept secret. Her novels, set in  Naples, deal with the lives of two friends, Elena and Lila, in and against a rough social context. Elena is the narrator. 

Word is that Ferrante's last novel may be one of the books running for the 2015  PREMIO STREGA, the most renowned literary award in Italy.

One of the covers used for "My Brilliant Friend"

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015 
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Via Aurelia area -- exact address sent to confirmed participants by email. 
Potluck Dinner: Please RSVP letting Nicoletta know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: ATTN Nicoletta Barbarito 
NB: Feltrinelli International sells this novel both in Italian and in English (translated by Anne Goldstein).