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Alessandro Baricco: The Game | Week of the Italian Language in the World



Alessandro Baricco: The Game | Week of the Italian Language in the World

Italian writer Alessandro Baricco presents his latest book The Game (Einaudi, 2018), which deconstructs our transition from analogical to digital reality and its consequences in our society. Baricco will also hold a lecture at Chapman University on November 11, at the IIC San Francisco on November 14 and at Stanford University on November 15.

Moderated by Prof. Claudio Fogu from USC Santa Barbara.


On the occasion of the Italian Language Week in the World, Alessandro Baricco and the Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles Silvia Chiave will also inaugurate a new Italian literature reading corner at the Italian Consulate, organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and Libreria Pino.


Alessandro Baricco is one of Italy’s most versatile contemporary writers and public intellectuals. Known first for his bestselling novels “Land of Glass” (1991 Italy’s Prix Medicis and Campiello Prize winner), “Ocean Sea” (1993) and “Silk” (1996, translated into 16 languages), Baricco has also had a prolific career as television host of cultural programs, as a playwright, and essayist. His theatrical monologue “Novecento” was adapted into the film “The Legend of 1900” by Academy Award-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore.
His fourth non-fiction book “The Barbarians” (2006) tackled the relationship between writing and the digital cultural revolution.
In his latest book “The Game” (2018), Baricco has returned to this topic enlarging his perspective to the impact of the digital revolution on humanist thought and culture at large. The book represents an intellectual preface to the principles that Baricco has applied to the Academy program of the Holden School of Contemporary Humanities that he founded in 1994 in Turin (Italy).

By invitation only | Nontransferable | Open to IIC members and students

Organized by the Institute in collaboration with Chapman University, IIC San Francisco and Stanford University.


Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles