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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.
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Italian Book Club – Conversations with Friends | Parlarne tra Amici by Sally Rooney

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student in Dublin and aspiring writer, she works at a literary agency by day. At night, she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are profiled by Melissa, a well-known journalist, they enter an exotic orbit of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence. … Continue reading >Italian Book Club – Conversations with Friends | Parlarne tra Amici by Sally Rooney