Registration – Rome Book Club

The fourth series of the Rome Book Club will guide you through the pages of Primo Levi’s work The Truce, led by Professor Barry McCrea, Professor of English , Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies, concurrent Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, and concurrent Professor of Irish Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame.

Written more than 15 years after the end of World War II, The Truce tells the story of Levi’s long journey home from Auschwitz after its liberation. This is an especially useful book to read in our in-between moment, in the wake of the great disruption of a global pandemic. It warns us of the pitfalls — mental, moral, psychic — that a transition back to “normality” always occasions, and offers reflections on how we are changed by the experience of catastrophe, and how to go about restoring ourselves to daily life after a long interruption. This program will give you the opportunity to view pre-recorded, short videos available at any time on ThinkND, participate in weekly online meetings and connect with other participants.

The three-week program will be held weekly on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. ET beginning November 12, 2021.

If you have already registered for the previous Rome Book Club, you will receive all emails and do not have to register again. You can start the series here.


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