Book Discussion : “L'amica Geniale” by Elena Ferrante

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Ceil Lucas will lead a discussion of Elena Ferrante's "My Brilliant Friend." The story of a friendship between two women as their paths diverge and converge over the years, "My Brilliant Friend" is the first of four sequential novels by Elena Ferrante, an author whose true identity remains unknown. Professor Lucas recently taught a course on the book at Casa Italiana.

Participants are to read the book in its entirety prior to this meeting. The discussion will be conducted in Italian; however, participants may elect to read the book in either Italian or English. The discussion will focus on individual passages with attention given to the differences between the translation and the original.

Ceil Lucas is Professor Emerita, retired from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, where she taught Linguistics from 1982 - 2013 through American Sign Language (ASL). She holds a BA in French and Art History from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and a PhD in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University. Co-author and editor of many articles and books on the structure and use of sign languages, she has also created materials for teaching language, including ESL. She started teaching Italian in 1973 and continues to do so. Lucas lives in Maryland. She is the author of How I Got Here, which tells of her upbringing in Guatemala City and Italy from ages five through twenty-one.

Bio source: How I Got Here, 2017, Book Publishers Network

To have the same pagination as those with the same language version, please buy one of these two versions:

English version: ISBN[masked]

Italian version: ISBN[masked]