The Book Club Edition
Six Characters in Search of an Author
"Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore" of Luigi Pirandello
This Book Club Edition of the Circolo Letterario is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the life and works of Pirandello before attending the screening of Roberto Andò’s movie La Stranezza (Strangeness, 2022), which portrays Pirandello at a momentous time of his life, during the 15th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (February 29 - March 3, The Main Cinema).
- The conversation will be ENGLISH
with the opportunity to continue in Italian if desired -
Welcome to The Book Club Edition of the Circolo Letterario!
We invite you to read the comedy "Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore" (Six Characters in Search of an Author, 80 pages) by Luigi Pirandello in English or Italian.
On Saturday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 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 Italian or in English as appropriate for participants.
The book may be ordered in English at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Moon Palace Books, Big Hill Books or Next Chapter Booksellers, or in Italian at Libreria Pino or IBS la Feltrinelli.
To learn more about Pirandello's life and works prior to this Book Club Edition, make sure to sign up for Prof. Garavaso presentation on February 3.
Read more here.
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.