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Hamburg – The Dantesque marathon reading stops in Paradise

Following the success of the marathon readings of the Inferno in 2014 and of the Purgatorio in 2015, it is now the turn of the Paradiso. In Hamburg, on Saturday 22 October, from 12 to 6 p.m., the Zentralbibliothek der HÖB (Hühnerposten 1, 20097 Hamburg) will host 33 lovers of Italy and Dante from the world of politics, science, art and literature, who will each read a Canto of the Supreme Poet’s experience of a philosophical love for Beatrice. The participants in the marathon reading will be the Italian Honorary Consul, Anton Rössner, the French Consul General, Laurent Toulouse, the director of the Instituto Cervantes, Pedro Jesús Eusebio Cuesta, the director of the EU-LAC Foundation, Paola Amadei, the director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Dublin, Renata Sperandio, actors Annalena Schmidt, Rolf Becker and Sebastian Dunkelberg, baritone Viktor Rud, NDR journalist Karsten Sekund, writer Ester Armanino, and Andreas Hoffmann, director of the Bucerius Kunst Forum, and many more. The reading will unfold against a backdrop showing the text in Italian and in German and will feature two musical intervals by pianist Andrea Merlo.  

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