Expand your vocabulary, review grammar and learn new narrative tenses and colloquial expressions while reading selected issues of Dylan Dog comic series with one of our talented ScuolaScuola instructors! Our classes are delivered via Zoom using original materials for online reading.
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The series is mainly set in London, where the protagonist lives, though he occasionally travels elsewhere. Dylan Dog is a penniless “nightmare investigator” (“L’indagatore dell’incubo”) who defies the whole preceding horror tradition with a vein of surrealism and an anti-bourgeois rhetoric. His clothes are one of his defining characteristics: he always dresses the same way, in a red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans; he bought twelve identical outfits after the death of his lover Lillie Connolly. Even during the worst weather, he never wears an overcoat or even carries an umbrella, since, according to him, an overcoat “would ruin his look”, and he thinks that an umbrella is a “useless invention. Especially when it doesn’t rain.” He is a vegetarian and animal rights supporter. Dylan cares little for many aspects of modern life. He hates cellphones and to record his memories, he still uses a feather-pen and an ink pot. He loves literature, music from classical to heavy metal, and horror films. One of the principal supporting characters in the series is his assistant (or rather, comic relief), Groucho, a punning double of Groucho Marx. Another supporting character is Inspector Bloch, who was his superior when he worked at Scotland Yard and remains his father figure even after Dylan struck out on his own to become a private investigator specializing in the supernatural.
ScuolaScuola recommends this program to teenagers and adult learners who have completed Corso Garibaldi or equivalent level (B1).