Thursday, October 20, 2011
ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE - DUBLIN XI WEEK OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD
“Happy Birthday Italy!” - 150th Anniversary of the Unity of Italy IRELAND 17 - 28 October 2011
The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an international cultural event that takes place annually in the month of October promoted by the Accademia della Crusca in co-operation with the Directorate General for the Promotion of the “Country System” of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Multicultural Event Thursday 20th October Day dedicated to Bocconi Alumni Association
With the participation of the chef Luca Mazza; readings of extracts from the works of contemporary Italian authors by emerging writers Niamh MacAlister, June Caldwell, Monica Strina, Naoimh O’Connor, and Brian Kirk; theatrical performance by Fabio Bussotti.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Written by Italian poet Mario Luzi and published in 'After Many Years Selected poems of Mario Luzi' by Dedalus in 1990.
The republic dies shamefully
The republic dies shamefully.
It is spied on shamefully
by its many bastards in its final torments.
Shamefully the crows sharpen their beak in the nearby room.
Its orphans quarrel shamefully,
shamefully its jackals tear each other asunder.
Everything happens shamefully, everything
except death itself - I try to explain myself
before some type of court
of longed-for justice. And the hearing is abandoned.