I'm hoping to combine two things that I love: Literature and discussion about literature that takes place in a relaxed cafe atmosphere (nothing too fancy here & drinking is optional). A nice way to meet other literature lovers and smart conversationalists.

Come and join the fun and expand your horizons a bit when it comes to literature! I need motivation at times to complete my reading list and maybe you do too? I'm a fan of classic literature (think Aeschylus, Dostoyevsky, Mann, Balzac, Cervantes, Goethe, Hardy, Faulkner) who has a special fondness for modernist and postmodernist writing (e.g., Brautigan, Broch, Breton, Celine, Kundera, Joyce, Rilke, Woolf, Zamyatin, Pynchon, Acker, Cortazar, Ellison, Pamuk, Calvino, Kluge, Garcia-Marquez). If you, like me, are also a fan of thought-provoking foreign/experimental 'art' cinema, you should check out my Radical Visions Cinema Club: http://www.meetup.com/radical-visions-cinema

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  • March 1 · 6:00 PM

    Genet's "The Thief's Journal"

    16 Luscious Literati | 5.00

    The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel, personifying his quest for spiritual glory through the pursuit of evil. Writing in... Learn more
  • February 1 · 6:00 PM

    Kerouac's "On the Road"

    16 Luscious Literati

    In its time Jack Kerouac's masterpiece was the bible of the Beat Generation, the essential prose accompaniment to Allen Ginsberg's Howl. While it stunned the public and... Learn more
  • January 4 · 6:00 PM

    The Odyssey

    11 Luscious Literati | 5.00

    "The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is... Learn more
  • December 7, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Heinrich Boll's "Group Portrait with Lady"

    10 Luscious Literati | 5.00

    "Cited by the Nobel Prize committee as the crown of Heinrich Boll's work, the gripping story of Group Portrait With Lady unspools like a suspenseful documentary. Via a... Learn more
  • November 2, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Karel Capek's "War with the Newts"

    9 Luscious Literati | 4.50

    "Capek’s novel is one of the great anti-utopian satires of the twentieth century, an inspiration to writers from Orwell to Vonnegut. Man discovers a species of giant,... Learn more
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