Giallo & spumante: Advanced Italian Mysteries Club *NEW*

Stereotyped as the land of crime and intrigue, Italy has been the setting of many international best-selling mysteries. Politically committed, narratively sophisticated, and supremely enjoyable, the best Italian mysteries explore the dark side of Italy’s present, challenge ideas of justice, and seduce readers with the evocation of la dolce vita. We will begin with Christian Frascella’s Fa troppo freddo per morire (2018), a deceptively simple and uncomfortably funny mystery featuring a flawed investigator, unpredictable narrative, and convincing depiction of Italy’s multi-ethnic present. Future offerings will include works by Scerbanenco, Sciascia, Fruttero and Lucentini, and Carofiglio. Advanced Level (B2+). Instructor: Maria Grazia Lolla