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13C010A A Bloody Journey: Italian Detective Fiction

13C010A A Bloody Journey: Italian Detective Fiction

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  • Thu 18 Apr ’13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full registration 4 weeks: $110.00



Italian detective fiction portrays a young country rich in different mentalities, languages, history and culture. It provides a journey through fascinating aspects of regional diversity and engages in an interesting dialogue with local history. This course focuses on several Italian cities and regions through an overview of recent Italian detective fiction. It examines four successful Italian writers: the world-renowned Andrea Camilleri (Sicily), Massimo Carlotto (Padua), Carlo Lucarelli (Bologna) and Marcello Fois (Sardinia). Their works give accounts of local traditions, culture, social problems and, last but not least, food.

This course is for anyone interested in all things Italian and/or any kind of detective fiction.

This series of two-hour lectures is held on Thursday evenings over four weeks. Sessions are interactive and discussion is encouraged.

Readings and pre-course activity:
Students are encouraged to read the works beforehand, though this is not essential as discussion will focus on excerpts read during class. All works are available in English translation.

Carlo Lucarelli, Almost Blue, 1997 (translated as Almost Blue, 2001)
Massimo Carlotto, Il corriere colombiano, 2000 (translated as The Colombian Mule, 2004)
Andrea Camilleri, La gita a Tindari, 2000 (translated as Excursion to Tindari, 2006)
Marcello Fois, Sangue dal cielo, 1999 (translated as The Advocate, 2001).

Early Bird Discount available until 2 weeks prior to the course start date.

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