Caffè Musica in conjunction with Il Punto Italian Cultural Center of Seattle presents local translator, Deborah Woodard, and actor, Riccardo Pieri, who will read from “Diario Ottuso – Obtuse diary” by Italian author Amelia Rosselli - Saturday, December 15th, 7-9pm. Free event.
We will be open for dinner this evening, early-bird dinner seating begins at 5pm. Tonight’s menu includes selections from our regular menu and specials featuring traditional dishes of the Italian region of Basilicata. Reservations advised. Free parking in our covered parking garage with your dinner reservation - call 206-418-6797.
Obtuse Diary, published in 1990 as Diario Ottuso, is a collection of three “rational” prose experiments by one of Italy’s most distinctive post-war poets. These early texts (1954-1968) by Amelia Rosselli reveal an “unintentional unity” through trilingual wordplay, experiments in syntactic structure, and the music possible in prose. The texts are deeply personal, awkward, and often startling—never simply a diary or an autobiography. Rosselli reclaims Italian on her own terms as she grapples with her felt experience as a “refugee.”