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    Elena Ferrante’s lessons arrive in Bologna

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    (ANSA) – BOLOGNA, 13 NOV – For three days, from 17 to 19 November, at 8.30 pm, at the Arena del Sole Theater in Bologna, Elena Ferrante’s ‘The writing smarginata – Le Umberto Eco Lectures’ will be staged, a cycle of lessons for listen to a beloved figure of contemporary Italian literature.

    Three different texts (The penalty and the pen, Acquamarina, Storie, io) presented to the public in world premiere, to which Manuela Mandracchia, theater and film interpreter, gives voice and body, indicated by the author herself. The Umberto Eco Lectures are part of a tradition of master’s Lectiones entrusted to personalities of national and international culture which, starting from 2000, Umberto Eco, then director of the Higher School of Humanities of the University of Bologna, decided to propose to the University and to the city.

    The first series (in January 2000) was entrusted to Elie Wiesel, the last (in the spring of 2014) to Orhan Pamuk. Elena Ferrante wrote the three lectures at the invitation of the current director of the International Center for Humanities of the University of Bologna Costantino Marmo. On the same day of the debut, November 17, the volume ‘I margini e il dictate’ (Edizioni E / O) will be released in Italian bookstores, which collects four texts by Elena Ferrante on others and on her own “adventure of writing”: the three lectures for the citizens of Bologna and an essay composed for the closing of the conference of Italianists on Dante and other classics. The writer calls out against “the bad language”, historically alien to the truths of women, and proposes a choral fusion of female talents. (HANDLE).

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