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 January through to early April, we’ll be discussing 4 different books in parallel groups:
– Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend
– Achebe’s African Trilogy
– Morrison’s Beloved
– Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives
The Achebe and Bolaño groups are already full, but there are still a few places available in the Dickens and Morrison 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 April 2020.
Group Convener: David Hunter, a published author with a keen interest in world literature.
Frequency: Each group meets on an approximately 4-week cycle
When: The Dickens group will meet at 2.30 pm on the following Fridays: 10 January, 7 February, 6 March, 3 April
The Morrison group will meet at 2.30 pm on the following Fridays: 31 January, 28 February, 27 March
Where: Local venues
Number of places per group: maximum of 12
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