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Claudia Polledri will present and host the book club “Lisez l’Europe” dedicated to "La profezia dell’armadillo" by Zerocalcare



Claudia Polledri will present and host the book club “Lisez l’Europe” dedicated to

On the occasion of the "Montréal's European book club", Claudia Polledri will present and host the book dedicated to "La profezia dell’armadillo" by Zerocalcare.

November 5, 2020 - 6:30pm

Please confirm your presence before October 19 at the following address:

"La profezia dell’armadillo" - A true phenomenon in Italy, this album that introduced Zerocalcare has sold tens of thousands of copies. We follow the trajectory of a 30-year-old Roman fully belonging to the 2.0 generation. When he learns of the death of a childhood friend he has always been in love with, he struggles to announce it to those close to him. Accompanied by his faithful imaginary friend the Armadillo, Zerocalcare intertwines in this teenage flashback album allowing you to retrace the story of his friendship with Camille and the adventures of his daily life oscillating between small galleys, confusion with neighbors and nostalgia for dinosaurs. A brilliant mix of humor and tenderness.

Zerocalcare -A talented designer who made himself known through the creation of punk posters and illustrations for various newspapers. In 2012 his blog was awarded the Micheluzzi Prize for the best online comic. This transalpine illustrator clearly shows his attachment to Rebibbia, an area of a popular neighborhood in Rome for which he made a huge fresco. He practically "grew up in community centers" (self-managed squats, most of the time engaged in mutual aid actions) and offers his readers a very contemporary cultural reference: superheroes, public figures or, on the contrary, taggers. shadows, zombies and other imaginary creatures often appear in his stories.

Claudia Polledri - is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Montreal. For ten years she collaborated with the Italian Cultural Institute where she teaches Italian language and culture.

The European book club "Lisez l'Europe" of Montréal brings together some of the institutes and centers of European culture, including in particular the Italian Cultural Institute, the Goethe Institute, the Études catalanes, the Études lusophones, Centre de resources de l'espagnol, the Forum culturel autrichien. The club meets every month at the headquarters of one of the partners to read and discuss a contemporary novel.

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Date: Thursday, November 05, 2020

Time: At 6:30 pm

Organized by : Lisez l’Europe

Entrance : Free