DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto is pleased to present the Italian edition of Corrado Paina’s collection of poems Un brindisi alla malattia (A Toast to illness) published by Societa’ Editrice Fiorentina, Firenze, 2022.
POETRY READING AND BOOK PRESENTATION
Un brindisi alla malattia
Chair, Department of Italian Studies
University of Toronto
Thursday, June 30 | 6:30PM EDT
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto
496 Huron Street
FREE EVENT | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Un brindisi alla malattia is a direct poetic testimony of Corrado Paina’s extended affliction with a long illness that he is surviving.
A long odyssey and at the same time impossible to avoid, a true journey through the physical and psychological phases that the illness imposes on the patient. It is the author himself that evokes this journey as a metaphor, being himself an avid traveller. Paina seems to see every aspect of his own existence, including the most difficult ones as indeed the illness itself, as a journey, a crossing that leads to new places even when one is set in a specific space because, in the end, it is the traveller who has actually changed.
Readings will be presented in both Italian and English.
Light refreshments will follow.