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Special Presentation – March 23, 2022

March 23 @ 7:00 pm

When: March 23, 2022
Speaker:
Dr. Steven Novek
Topic: The Life of Dante and La Divina Commedia
Location: Online

There will be a “social hour” beginning at 7 pm. The presentation will start at 7:30. Click here to see a recording of the presentation.

About the Presentation:

At this exciting  meeting, we will be airing a prerecorded “class” on Dante led by Dr. Steven Novek, a US-born physician who has lived and worked in Italy for many years.  Dr. Novek is a longtime Dantista whose avocation is spreading knowledge about and love for Dante to high school students in Italy.  He will lead a number of Dante Seattle members on a quick tour of Dante’s life and La Divina Commedia. Among the topics covered will be:

  • Florence in the time of Dante
  • Dante’s exile to Northern Italy
  • The structure of the Divine Comedy

The presentation will focus on three cantos in particular:

  • Inferno, Canto X: the Heretics
  • Purgatorio, Canto III: Manfred
  • Paradiso, Canto XVII: Cacciaguida

You are encouraged to read these cantos ahead of time. They can be found online at the Princeton Dante Project.
A viewing guide prepared by Janet Lenart is also available.

Steve Novek

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
7:00 pm
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