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XXI Week Of Italian Language | Aldo Cazzullo

October 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm EDT


Please join us for a virtual event on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 4pm EST (Detroit) for a book presentation:
“IL POSTO DEGLI UOMINI“, Dante in Purgatorio dove andremo tutti
with the author Aldo Cazzullo from Italy.

For Dante’s 700th anniversary of his death, Mondadori released the sequel to “A riveder le Stelle” by Aldo Cazzullo, to pay homage to the “Poet who invented Italy” continuing on the journey of the Divine Comedy through Purgatory, with his new book Il Posto degli uomini. Purgatory is the place that divides Heaven and Hell, a frontier to God suspended in time as one approaches salvation. For this reason, Purgatory is the expectation of happiness, the place that Dante goes through in the company of Virgil in search of freedom from sin and suffering, but above all, from the fear of death.

Dante is the poet who invented Italy. He didn’t just give us a language, he gave us above all an idea of ourselves and of our country: “Il Bel Paese”. A land united by culture and beauty, destined for a universal role: because it collects the legacy of the Roman Empire and the classical world, and is the cradle of Christianity and humanism. Italy is not born of a war or diplomacy, it is born from Dante’s verses… (“A riveder le stelle”)

Aldo Cazzullo is a journalist and writer.
He his a special correspondent and columnist at Il Corriere della Sera.  His books on Italy, published by Mondadori, have sold more than a million copies. “A riveder le stelle“, Dante il poeta che inventò l’Italia, sold  250,000 copies.

Organized by the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan on the occasion of Dante 700th Anniversary, with the support of the Italian Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation. Under the auspices of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit.

We will be presenting this event virtually on Zoom live.

Registration is required by October 22, 2021


What is the Week of the Italian Language in the World?
It is an event promoted by the cultural and diplomatic network every year in the third week of October around a theme that acts as a leitmotif for the organization of a vast cultural program focused on the dissemination of the Italian language. The initiative was born in 2001 from an agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Accademia della Crusca which was later joined by the Swiss Confederation, a country where Italian is one of the official languages.