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SMMoA Book Club: “The Divine Comedy”*

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011  7pm–9pm iCal

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Led by Professor and Chair of the UCLA Department of Italian, Massimo Ciavolella
Book selection by Deputy Director and Curator Lisa Melandri

Dante Alighieri’s, The Divine Comedy is lauded as one of the greatest pieces of both Italian and world literature. Divided into three parts (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso), it paints an allegorical and imaginative vision of the afterlife – a perfect complement to Marco Brambilla’s 3D video art work, Civilization (Megaplex), an epic video collage which scrolls vertically from Hell to Heaven.

*Selections
The Divine Comedy
Translation by: Mark Musa (Viking Portable Library)
Inferno: 1, 5, 6, 13, 26, 34
Purgatorio: 1, 2, 31
Paradiso: 1, 15, 33

RSVP: kim.newstadt@smmoa.org with subject header ’SMMoA Book Club’ or call 310.586.6488 x116

* This event is held in conjunction with Marco Brambilla: The Dark Lining, on view now through August 20.