Italy Reads Fall 2014 Bringing Together the Best of Both Worlds

The Matthew

By ASIA COLOMBO

John Cabot University (JCU) officially began the Fall 2014 high school visits for the “Italy Reads” program on October 15. This semester the chosen literary piece is Ernest Hemingway’s Farewell to Arms, which is being discussed by JCU and Italian high school students.

The first visit was made to the Linguistic High School “Immanuel Kant.” The JCU volunteers inaugurated this year’s visits with Hemingway’s masterpiece after last year’s success of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Namesake. Hemingway’s novel deals with strong themes such as war and love, very different from Lahiri’s book. The Indian American author, in fact, focused more on the consequences of cultural shock, narrating the story of an Indian married couple moving to the United States.

During the first Italy Reads 2014 visit, Italian students learning English were eager to express their thoughts about Hemingway’s novel. The girls, especially, were focused on the love story…

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