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Literary Classic for March - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

  • Mar 26, 2011 · 12:00 PM
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author's most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel's corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact "a terrible moral in Dorian Gray." Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray's relationshiop to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be-- in other ages, perhaps."

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    A former member

    I thought we had a great discussion about "The Picture of Dorian Gray." The questions that Haeji brought with were interesting, and helped guide the discussion. Also, everyone that came were cool people and we some great conversation about other books as well.
    I'm only disappointed that more people didn't show up. I was really excited that so many people had signed up... and over half didnt show! We still had fun though :)

    March 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great-really enjoyed it !It was a good discussion, about a very interesting book.

    March 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it was a good meetup. Everyone was friendly and eager to discuss the book. I gained some new insight from the discussion.

    March 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone, Haeji has stepped up to host this event for you while I'm out of town. Thanks so much, Haeji! Have fun everyone! :) Sorry I have to miss this discussion.

    March 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    So I was wondering... is the date changed? I got an email from Annette, but haven't heard anything since.

    March 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ahh, my apologies, Toshi. I do have some people in other groups that I help organize that do this and I have to let them know it's not acceptable. No worries. I may look into another venue if a lot more people add themselves to the wait list. Anyone else who is interested, just put yourself on the wait list so I can see how much interest there is. I will try to make sure everyone who wants to can attend.

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the confusion. I meant that, if I were to be given a spot, I would actually show up. I didn't mean that I would just show up when I was still on the wait list.

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    If the waiting list gets too long, I may seek out another venue for this discussion. Who knew Wilde would be so popular?

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Toshi,

    Please only show up if there is room for you on the RSVP list. I have only been given a set number of seats and there is no room for extra.

    Also, there are a few people ahead of you on the wait list. It would be very unfair to them for you to take a spot they have been patiently waiting for. Generally, closer to the event, people tend to back out. You will more than likely be able to attend anyway, but please be respectful to your fellow group members and not take their spot. :)

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was able to get us a reservation at the Living Room Cafe by SDSU. I stopped by the one in La Jolla and found it to be small and difficult to find parking. The cafe at SDSU has a parking lot and plenty of unmetered residential street parking around the corner if necessary. Hope this works for everyone.

    February 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Daniel, I was thinking something different instead of a library this time. Maybe The Living Room Cafe. I've never been to the one in La Jolla, but I have been to the one by SDSU and I like it a lot. I can give the one in La Jolla a visit and see if it would suit our needs and if we can reserve a table for the group. If not, I'll try to get the one close to SDSU. http://www.livingroomcafe.com/index.php

    January 31, 2011

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