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The Leopard | Italian Book Club

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 personal magnetism. Around this powerful figure swirls a glittering array of characters: a Bourbon king, liberals and pseudo liberals, peasants and millionaires. … Continue reading >The Leopard | Italian Book Club

The Nativity Scene – Natale in Casa Cupiello

The Nativity Scene imparts insights into why millions of immigrants left Italy and established their presepe (Christmas cribs) elsewhere, in the new Promised Land … Through the image of the presepe, The Nativity Scene presents a dramatic debate over the place and significance of Italy’s rich and powerful iconic heritage, and the myths and rituals attendant upon it as shapers of social life.
(Kevin Z. Moores) … Continue reading >The Nativity Scene – Natale in Casa Cupiello