World Literature Group


Do you have great classics of world literature – Milton, Dostoyevsky, Cao Xueqin, Dante – sitting quietly on your bookshelves, classics you’ve never quite got around to reading? Or perhaps you read them many years ago and would love the chance to explore and discuss them again. If so, this group is for you.
 
Over a period of typically 3 to 4 get-togethers, we’ll delve into one of these masterpieces of prose or poetry, focusing not just on the text but also on the historical and literary context. It will give us a chance to really ‘get under the skin’ of each work. All books are in English or English translation.
 
From late September through to December 2019, we’ll be discussing 4 different books in parallel groups:
 
-​Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina
-​Aramburu’s Homeland
-​Gaskell’s North and South
-​Tanizaki’s The Makioka Sisters
 
The Tolstoy and Aramburu groups are already full, but there are still a few places available in the Gaskell and Tanizaki groups.
 
And if the current options aren’t quite right for you, don’t despair! We can put you on the waiting list and you will have a chance to get involved in the next cycle of books, which we will start in January 2020.

☐ Frequency: Each group meets on an approximately 4-week cycle
☐ When: The Gaskell group will meet at 2.30 pm on the following Fridays: 4 October, 8 November, 6 December. The Tanizaki group will meet at 2.30 pm on the following Fridays: 27 September, 25 October, 29 November.
☐ Where: Local venues
☐ Number of places per group: maximum of 12
 
Group Convener: David Hunter
 

To join the group please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on any other matter relating to the Group’s activities.

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David Hunter is a published author with a keen interest in world literature.