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 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.
From early January to late March 2019, we’ll be discussing 4 different books in parallel groups:
– Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
– William Faulkner’s Light in August
– Naguib Mahfouz’s Palace Walk (in English translation)
– Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude (in English translation)

☐ Frequency : Monthly
☐ When : The Brontë and Márquez groups will meet at 2.30 pm on the following Fridays: 1 February, 1 March, 29 March.
The Faulkner group will meet at 2.30 pm on the following Fridays: 25 January, 22 February, 22 March
☐ 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.

The Mahfouz group is currently full. To join one of other groups complete the contact form below. Please indicate in the Message section of the form the name of the group that you would like to join.

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 April/May 2019.