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(VELINO) Roma, 25 Jun - A series of seven meetings will be heldfrom July 29 to Oct. 28 at the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC)of Cordoba on the theme of "Reality, word and image in threeworks of contemporary Italian literature". "Porte aperte" (Opendoors) by Leonardo Sciascia, "Sostiene Pereira" (PereiraMaintains) by Antonio Tabucchi and "Gomorra" by Roberto Savianowill be the three novels discussed by professors SilviaCattoni, Massimo Palmieri and Julio Manzanelli of theUniversity of Cordoba. The first two hold the chair of ItalianLiterature and Language at the faculty's School of Humanities,and the third teaches literary analysis at the Faculty ofLanguages. The aim of the initiative, organised by theInstitute in partnership with the Argentine university, istwofold: in part to analyse together with the participants ofthe meetings the different types of language with which theevents in the three novels are translated. In particular, howreal facts are combined with poetic license, interpretationsand reinterpretations. The aim of the initiative is also tocontribute to promoting the three masterpieces to a wide localaudience of compatriots and their descendants, as well as agrowing number of students who are choosing to study Italian.The Institute has long been committed to the spread of theItalian language and literature in the area, and has organiseda number of events to this end in recent months, fromconferences by Dacia Maraini and Maria Giustina Laurenzi to aplay in memory of Pierpaolo Pasolini, by Carlo Mega. vel.