Literature Forum: Arturo’s Island, by Elsa Morante
Thursday, February 6, 2020Time 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Arturo’s Island, by Elsa Morante
Thursday, February 6 | 2:00pm | Houghton Room
Told as if through an enchanted looking glass, the novel follows the adolescent Arturo through his days on the isolated Neapolitan island of Procida where – his mother long deceased, his father often absent, and a dog as his sole companion – he roams the countryside and beaches or reads in his family’s dilapidated mansion. This quiet, meandering existence is upended when his father brings home a beautiful 16-year-old bride.
Presented by: Joan Ardrey and Simonetta Balzer