World Literature 1

Do you have great classics of world literature – Milton, Dostoyevsky, Melville, Joyce – 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 a chance to explore and discuss them again. If so, this group is for you. Over a period of typically 4 to 6 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 the chance as a group to really ‘get under the skin’ of each work. The world literature theme has proved very popular and we now have two groups meeting monthly. Both are half way through our initial book – Homer’s Odyssey in English translation. There’s also a waiting list of people keen to join the group.

But if you’d like to be involved, don’t despair. We’ll be choosing a new book or books in the Spring and you should have a chance to join in then. To ensure you are kept up to date, please register your interest by sending a message to the Convener (form below)

Future books will be chosen by members of the group.

  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • When: First and last Fridays of each month, from 2.30 till 4.00 p.m.
  • Where: Nightingale Lane, N8
  • Number of places per meeting: 8-10

Group Convener: David Hunter

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

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