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Alumni Travel Reading: Flavors of Sicily


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Joseph Holub
Research & Instructional Services Librarian
Latin American Studies
Spanish & Portuguese Language & Literature
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Kelsey LeClair
Specialist in Classical Studies
Administrative Assistant

Sicily and Culture

Sicily & Southern Italy

Sicily, Archaeological remains, Forum

Sicily, Photograph by Scott Wylie from Creative Commons Flikr

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Sicily and History

Sicily: An Island of Fire

Published by the New York Travel Club. Available through

Nobel Laureatte: Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) is a Sicilian author, playwright, and poet, born in Agrigento. In 1934, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for "bold and brilliant rennovation of the drama and the stage". This collection of his plays includes the English translations of Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore (Six Characters In Search of an Author), Enrico IV (Henry IV), and Così è (se vi pare) (So It Is (If You Think So)).  This facsimile is accessible through

Sicily and Art

Films set in Sicily: "Stromboli"

This drama stars Ingrid Bergman as Lithuanian war-refugee Karin, who marries Italian fisherman Antonio so she can get out of a hellish internment camp. He takes his new bride back to his native island of Stromboli. Despite her efforts to fit in, the locals reject her.

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Summary from Rotten Tomatoes.

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