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Oceano Mare (Ocean Sea) by Alessandro Baricco | Italian Book Club of the Dante Alighieri Society of BC

Date:

05/18/2021


Oceano Mare (Ocean Sea) by Alessandro Baricco | Italian Book Club of the Dante Alighieri Society of BC

Presented by the Dante Alighieri Society of BC, with the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto.

The next meeting of the Italian Book Club will take place on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:30PM EST / 5:30PM PST.

The group will discuss the novel Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco (Feltrinelli, 1993). Giulia Spagni will coordinate.

Please note that the discussion will be in Italian. An intermediate to advanced level of Italian is recommended.

To register, please email info@dantesocietybc.ca.

The Italian Book Club meets ONLINE on ZOOM once a month.

Meet other bibliophiles, share ideas and deepen your understanding of Italian literature, history and culture.

The Italian Book Club is FREE and open to all those in Canada interested in friendly and thought-provoking discussions of Italian books: fiction, non-fiction, classics, prize-winners, etc.

If you are new to the Italian Book Club and wish to join the meetings, please email info@dantesocietybc.ca to register and receive the MEETING LINK.

Schedule and more info: www.dantesocietybc.ca/bookclub.

OCEAN SEA (OCEANO MARE)

In Ocean Sea, Alessandro Baricco presents a hypnotizing postmodern fable of human malady–psychological, existential, erotic–and the sea as a means of deliverance. At the Almayer Inn, a remote shoreline hotel, an artist dips his brush in a cup of ocean water to paint a portrait of the sea. A scientist pens love letters to a woman he has yet to meet. An adulteress searches for relief from her proclivity to fall in love. And a sixteen-year-old girl seeks a cure for a mysterious condition which science has failed to remedy. When these people meet, their fates begin to interact as if by design. Enter a mighty tempest and a ghostly mariner with a thirst for vengeance, and the Inn becomes a place where destiny and desire battle for the upper hand. Playful, provocative, and ultimately profound, Ocean Sea is a novel of striking originality and wisdom.

ALESSANDRO BARICCO

With Silk, his first novel to appear in English, Alessandro Baricco immediately proved himself to be a magical storyteller. With Ocean Sea, he has been acclaimed as the successor to Italo Calvino, and a major voice in modern literature.

Baricco was born in Turin in 1958 and still makes his home there. The author of four previous novels, he has won the Prix Médicis Étranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio, and Palazzo al Bosco prizes in Italy.

Information

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time: At 8:30 pm

Organized by : Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

Entrance : Free


Location:

Online via Zoom

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