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Soon: I, Pinocchio, the True & Only One

Join the Dante Alighieri Society of BC for a talk by Prof. Carlo Testa on how and why the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette that magically comes to life and dreams of being a real boy, has captured the imagination of so many children (and adults) around the world.

A universal icon and a metaphor of the human condition, the story of Pinocchio, written by

the Italian author Carlo Collodi is considered a canonical piece of children's literature and

has had a great impact on world culture.

I, Pinocchio, the True & Only One:

Confessions of a former puppet who converted from matter to soul

At the tender age of 140, I, Pinocchio, the true and only one, am upset that a foolish and debased version of my life experience should so widely circulate in the world, especially in the

English-speaking part of it.

True, when I was a puppet I was foolish and did foolish things.

But that’s no reason, today, to deny the significant lesson that my vicissitudes contain.

I have now the opportunity to share my hard-won insights with the Italophile community in Vancouver through my acquaintance, Carlo Testa. Carlo is passionate about my life and (mis)deeds and can address the public in a tongue foreign to me. He does not know everything about me, but I endorse his presenting the most important facts about my life story. Enjoy the talk!

WHERE: on Zoom, in English WHEN: Saturday, February 26, at 12:00 pm-1:15 pm (Vancouver Time) Free for members - $10 donation for non-members * For info & donations:

*The zoom link will be sent to you after we receive your RSVP & donation - All our members will receive it one day prior to the event.

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