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Center Reads Ernesto by Umberto Saba
November 5, 8:00 pm-10:00 pmFree
Ernesto is a classic of gay literature, a tender and complex tale of sexual awakening by one of Italy’s most admired poets. Ernesto is a sixteen-year-old boy from an educated family who lives with his mother in Trieste. His mother is eager for him to get ahead and has asked a local businessman to give him some workplace experience in his warehouse. One day a workingman makes advances to Ernesto, who responds with willing curiosity. A month of trysts ensues before the boy begins to tire of the relationship, finally escaping it altogether by engineering his own dismissal. And yet his experience has changed him, and as Umberto Saba’s unfinished, autobiographical story breaks off, Ernesto has struck up a new, oddly romantic attachment to a boy his own age.
ABOUT THE CENTERS BOOK GROUP
The Center’s book discussion group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm (with a few noted exceptions). We meet in various rooms, so ask at the information desk for the room number. Everyone is always welcome to join.