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Writers Unlimited Winternachten Festival The Hague

Winternachten 2013

Monday 14 - Sunday 20 January 2013

Programme

NRC Reading Club Live - The Leopard

Theater aan het Spui - grote zaal
€ 15,- (UITpas: € 12,50; CJP/Studenten/Ooievaarspas: € 7,50)

The reading club discusses The Leopard (Il Gattopardo, 1958) by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. In 2012 a reprint appeared of the much acclaimed translation by Anthonie Kee. Reason enough to (re)read this historical novel - set in 19th century Cicily, where the citizenry, under the leadership of Garibaldi, takes over from the nobility. Michel Krielaars, editor of the book pages of NRC Handelsblad hosts and there is a panel discussion with NRC editors Elsbeth Etty and Bas Heijne and guest Marjolijn van Heemstra, who based her book De laatste Aedema (The Last Aedema) on her own noble family. In Dutch.