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The 'Sciascian lessons' in Istanbul
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The ‘Sciascian lessons’ in Istanbul

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The international meetings dedicated to the great Sicilian author start in Istanbul, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
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On 22 September, the Sciasian Lesson in Istanbul opens the cycle of Sciasian lessons in the world, promoted by the National Committee for the Centenary of Sciascia and organized by the Associazione Amici di Leonardo Sciascia and the University for Foreigners of Perugia, under the patronage of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The Istanbul Lesson, chaired by Senator Emma Bonino, President of the National Committee for the Centenary of Sciascia, and introduced by Salvatore Schirmo, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Istanbul, will reconstruct the relations between Sciascia and Turkey, focusing in particular on the translations (and re-translations) of Sciascia’s works into Turkish and on the cultural relations between the Italian author and Anatolia.


  • Cristiano Bedin (Istanbul University) – ‘Leonardo Sciascia’s fortune in Turkey: translations, retranslations and criticism’
  • Giovanni Capecchi (University for Foreigners of Perugia, National Committee for the Centenary of Sciascia) – ‘A bridge towards Turkey: the friendship between Leonardo Sciascia and Bruno Arcurio’

The lesson can be followed live on the Zoom Platform of the Italian Cultural Institute in Istanbul and on the Facebook pages of the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani, of the Associazione Amici di Leonardo Sciascia, of the magazine ‘Todomodo’ and of the Olschki publishing house.

The meeting will be held in Italian, with simultaneous translation into Turkish.

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