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SOLD OUT! IL CIRCOLO LETTERARIO / The Book Club Edition. I Leoni di Sicilia/The Florio of Sicily by Stefania Auci

  • 18 Mar 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Ave N., Suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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The Book Club Edition

I Leoni di Sicilia

The Florio of Sicily


Stefania Auci

A true literary phenomenon


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Following our Celebration of Sicily and the presentation of Stefania Auci’s books on the saga of the Sicilian family of the Florios, one of the most successful Southern Italian family of entrepreneurs, join us and delve deeper into the history of Sicily and Italy with this special Book Club Edition

For this unique session, we invite you to read The Florios of Sicily (I Leoni di Sicilia) in English or in Italian.  This book has already reached more than thirty reprintings and has been translated in English, German, French, Spanish, and Dutch.  On Saturday, March 18th, 10:30 A.M - 12 P.M., we will meet in person to discuss this book in a laid-back atmosphere.  Pieranna Garavaso, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, Morris, will lead the discussion.  The conversation will be in English

The book may be ordered in English at Magers & Quinn BooksellersMoon Palace Books or Next Chapter Booksellers, or in Italian at Libreria Pino or IBS la Feltrinelli.

Stefania Auci was born in Trapani (1974) but now lives in Palermo.  After studying at the classical high school, she earned a BA (laurea) in Jurisprudence.  She worked as a Special Education teacher until she devoted herself full time to her writing.  I leoni di Sicilia was published in 2019 and the second a final part of the Florio Saga, L’inverno dei leoni, appeared in print in 2021.

Pieranna Garavaso is native Italian and came to the US to earn a PhD in Philosophy (at the U of Nebraska Lincoln). She taught Philosophy at the University of Minnesota Morris for 34 years. She was awarded the UMN Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award (2003), the Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Award (2004) and the UMN Morris Faculty Research Award (2017). Her areas of research include History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Feminist Philosophies.  She has published articles in Italian and English and authored, co-authored or edited several books; the last collection she has edited is the Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism (2018).  As Emerita/retired she plans to devote more time to reading and discussing Italian literature.

In 2021, ICC was appointed Presidio Letterario of the Società Dante Alighieri (DA), one of the most important Italian institutions for the promotion and appreciation of Italian language and culture since 1889. ICC is now part of a network of cultural centers in Italy and abroad promoting events and initiatives related to Italian literature. Since 2009 DA has officially been part of the jury of Premio Strega, the most prestigious Italian literary award.

Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 10

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