Meet the Tutor: Henry Eliot

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Meet Italian Literature tutor Henry Eliot for an exclusive live Q&A session 

This is a special event for Idler Academy members and students of the Idler Academy course, ‘An Introduction to Italian Literature‘. Prep your questions and join us at 5pm BST on Monday 2 August 2021.

Exclusively for Academy Members and ‘How To Write’ online course Students. To join this event, please enrol on ‘An Introduction to Italian Literature‘ by clicking ‘BUY NOW’ or join the Idler Academy by 29 July 2021. You will then receive an email invitation to the event.


About the Course

Pull up a chair, raise a negroni and join author and editor Henry Eliot on a sun-drenched tour of the very best of Italian literature.

From Virgil’s Aeneid to Dante’s Inferno, the philosophy of Leopardi and the word games of Calvino, the Italian peninsular has produced some of the greatest works ever written. These six lectures span the whole history of Italian literature, covering Ancient Rome, the Renaissance, Romanticism and the Risorgimento, twentieth-century Modernism and Post-Modernism.

Henry will introduce you to an array of extraordinary and eccentric authors and recommend where to start reading their spectacular works.


About the Tutor

Henry Eliot is an editor of the Penguin Classics series and the author of The Penguin Classics Book and The Penguin Modern Classics Book. He is also the presenter of the podcast On the Road with Penguin Classics. He has written a book about mazes called Follow This Thread and a book about London, Curiocity, which Philip Pullman described as the “most ingenious, insightful, inspiring, intoxicating, and simply interesting guide to the great city that I have ever seen”.