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The Leopard | Italian Book Club

January 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Book Club Program Coordinator: Paola Margilio

Join DAS Book Club on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 4:30pm-6:00pm
Please, feel free to read the book, in Italian or English before the meeting..

The Leopard | Il Gattopardo by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa,

The Leopard is a story of a decadent and dying aristocracy threatened by the forces of revolution and democracy. Set against the political upheavals of Italy in the 1860s, it focuses on Don Fabrizio, a Sicilian prince of immense sensual appetites, wealth, and great person

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al magnetism. Around this powerful figure swirls a glittering array of characters: a Bourbon king, liberals and pseudo liberals, peasants and millionaires.

The Leopard chronicles the turbulent transformation of the Risorgimento, in the period of Italian Unification. The waning feudal authority of the elegant and stately Prince of Salina is pitted against the materialistic cunning of Don Calogero, in Tomasi’s magnificently descriptive memorial to a dying age. Tomasi’s award-winning, semi-autobiographical book became the bestselling novel in Italian history, and is now considered one of the greatest works of 20th-century fiction. It tells an age-old tale of the conflict between old and new, ancient and modern, reflecting bitterly on the inevitability and cruelty of change.

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Please, feel free to read the book, in Italian or English before the meeting. Please be kind to advise if you are not attending anymore before meeting dates.
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Date:
January 19, 2020
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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan
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