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Laura’s 15 letters to Petrarch

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Petrarch wrote more than 300 sonnets to Laura, the woman who never belonged to him…
Did she ever write back to him? We may never know.
We would like to present a story of another poet who fell in love with Petrarch centuries after his death and responded to him on behalf of Laura.
Is she the reincarnation of Laura? She believes so. How otherwise could she feel as much as she does?
 
Presentation of the book “Laura’s 15 letters to Petrarch” will take place on Wednesday June 19.
 
Author: Leyla Begim
Prologue: Leyla Novruzova
Recites: Denise Salar
 
The book was published in Prague and also includes Leyla Begim’s sonnets  “Seasons of Love” and the play “Immolatio”  
On the cover: Portrait of Leyla Begim painted by Azerbaijani artist Emir Huseynov
Illustrations: Azerbaijani artist Arif Huseynov
Translation: Gulnara Hall
 
Under 18’s should be accompanied by an adult.