World Literature

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 5 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.

From late September/early October 2018, we’ll be discussing three different books in parallel groups:

– Milton’s Paradise Lost
– Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks (in English translation)
– Eliot’s Middlemarch

The group focusing on Milton is already full, but there are still some places available on the Middlemarch and Buddenbrooks groups.

Please contact the overall group convener, David Hunter, for more details using the contact form below.

Alternatively, if you were interested in establishing a further group, focusing on a different book, we would be happy to give you every support.

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 vote for the next set of books, which we will start in early 2019.

Frequency : Monthly
When : The Middlemarch group and one of the Buddenbrooks groups will meet at 2.30 pm on the following Fridays: 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December. The other Buddenbrooks group will meet at 2.30 pm on these Fridays: 12th October, 16th November, 14th December.
Where : Local venues
Number of places per meeting : 10-12

Group Convener: David Hunter

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

To join the group please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on all matters relating to the Group.