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Changed date to August 17, 2 weeks later, for discussion of "The Sea" by John Banville - I've updated this Meetup because Frank, who suggested it, cannot attend on the original date, August 3rd.  Hope this will still work for those who've already signed up. For more details, see the full listing: bonnie n. Jun 23, 2016 3:15 PM
Meetup details changed: Let's discuss Dostoevsky's "Demons" for our second long summer read - I've moved this meet up discussion to one week later, Weds Oct 5th.  Hope this will still work out for those who have already signed up! http://www.m bonnie n. Jun 23, 2016 2:50 PM
Meetup details changed: Let's discuss Dostoevsky's "Demons" for our second long summer read - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­on-D-C-Literature-and-Classics­-Meetup/events/232039081 bonnie n. Jun 20, 2016 10:16 PM
Re: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Chinese stories in translation - Thanks! Francine Schwartz Sent from my iPhone On Mar Francine Mar 22, 2016 4:59 PM
Re: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Chinese stories in translation - Hi Everyone, Louisa C. Mar 21, 2016 8:49 AM
Chinese stories in translation - Check out this website from Louisa Chiang:­16/03/17/the-connoisseur/ Thanks Louisa!     Larry M. Mar 19, 2016 5:50 PM
The Novel as a Tool for Survival - It helps us grapple Alice S. Mar 14, 2016 12:29 PM
Meetup details changed: date change to Oct 28: Let's Discuss Faulkner's 1930 classic, "As I Lay Dying." - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­on-D-C-Literature-and-Classics­-Meetup/events/225610634 bonnie n. Sep 29, 2015 9:57 PM
"The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield is August selection - We will discuss this 11 page short story, published in 1921, on Wednesday, August 26, at La Madeleine in downtown Bethesda, next to the metro station.  Hope you can make it... bonnie n. Jun 26, 2015 3:32 PM
Russian reeked of bogs and tundra - Regarding Bonnie's references to the two essays about Russian literature, I liked the Benjamin Moser phrase in the NYT article-- Russian reeked of bogs and tundra. Not having read any great Russian literature, I can't speak to the authors mentioned. Sharon Dec 13, 2014 4:46 AM
Recent Views on Russian Literature - I wanted to share this recent post, in the form of two short essays, from the New York Times Book Review Sunday Magazine, since our group has read and discussed a fair number of 19th century Russian classics.  Would be interested in your comments! bonnie n. Dec 12, 2014 11:19 AM
Let's discuss Kafka's Metamorphosis, May 29, 7pm, La Madeleine, Bethesda - The cause of Gregor Samsa's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka never did give an explanation.  But, if we give this novella a close reading, we can speculate!  We can also shine a light on the complex and astounding details and examine the bonnie n. May 2, 2014 5:36 PM
Suggestion to: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Poll for End-of-Summer Long Novel - I would like to suggest "The House of The Spirits" By Isabel barbara f. Dec 18, 2013 6:00 PM
Let's discuss Muriel Spark's short story "Bang Bang You're Dead". - Date Changed to Tuesday December 17 - The date for this discussion is now Tuesday December 17 and 7 PM at La Madeleine.  It was changed to accommodate conflicting schedules.  Thanks! Larry M. Dec 4, 2013 2:13 PM
Discussion Opportunity at St. John's College, Annapolis, February[masked] - Hello, Reading Enthusiasts,  - here's a "heads up."  I just signed up to be in a discussion of Dostoyevsky's short story, "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," sponsored by St. John's College in Annapolis.  Please see below in case you're interested in t bonnie n. Nov 23, 2013 9:21 PM
Poll for End-of-Summer Long Novel - Hello Meetup Members, We are presenting a list of choices for a big book to discuss at the end of the summer. The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallac Brian P. Jun 3, 2013 12:21 PM
New Meetup Posted: Ovid's Metamorphoses, first 8 chapters, on January 29 at La Madeleine in Bethesda - Dear Literature and Classics Meet Up members and book lovers - A new Meetup has just been posted. Of the four choices posted on the last poll, Ovid's Metamorphoses garnered the most votes.  Written approximately 2013 years ago, it's th bonnie n. Dec 27, 2012 11:32 PM
Re: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Poll is open for January reading selection - body{font-size:10pt;font-famil­y:arial,sans-serif;background-­color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{m­argin:0px;} Larry M. Dec 8, 2012 5:50 PM
Poll is open for January reading selection - Until 12/12/12. You can have a say if you choose to. :) Tania Tania Dec 7, 2012 6:24 PM
"The Good Soldier," by Ford Madox Ford: let's discuss it Saturday, October 27th, 2pm, at La Madeleine in Bethesda, next to the Bethesda Metro! - "A Tale of Passion," as its subtitle declares, The Good Soldier relates the complex social and sexual relationships between two couples, one English, one American, and the growing awareness by the American narrator John Dowe bonnie n. Sep 25, 2012 10:15 PM
Please Vote for Next Book - Hello,   Please remember to vote for the next book to discuss.  Tristram Shandy is pretty long in its entirety, so we would probably only discuss the first two volumes.  You probably have not heard of Par Lagerqvist, but he w Brian P. Jul 3, 2012 12:41 AM
Poll is open to choose the July selection - will be open for 7 days - Here is the link -­on-D-C-Literature-and-Classics­-Meetup/polls/ Please vote! We will meet to discuss the one with the bonnie n. Jun 26, 2012 9:52 PM
Next Meet up - Tolstoi's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" - Hello, Literature and Classics Discussants - The results of our most recent poll:  half of the participants voted for Tolstoi's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich."  Please join us June 21st (the first day of spring, a Thursday) at 7pm at La Madeleine bonnie n. May 19, 2012 5:35 PM
Poll closes in two days for voting on the June selection - Chekhov, Tolstoi, Kafka! - Dear Booklovers - Sixteen have voted so far, and it's a horse race!  Poll closes May 18th.  (go to "More" tab at the top and then select "poll") Please vote if you've not done so, and please continue to suggest places to meet, times, dates, bonnie n. May 16, 2012 4:55 PM
news on Jane Austen get-together June 9th - I know some of you are Austen fans! - Jane Austen Book Fair, June 9  Hello Bonnie and Sean, I am spreading the word about the Jane Austen Book Fair, a free, fun event to which all lovers of classic fiction are invited; it's sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North Ameri bonnie n. May 16, 2012 4:44 PM
RE: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Poll is open to choose the June selection: Chekhov, Tolstoi, or Kafka - - I can't, but don't let that stop you. Vince May 13, 2012 11:25 AM
Re: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Poll is open to choose the June selection: Chekhov, Tolstoi, or Kafka - - Madeleine May 13, 2012 10:56 AM
Re: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Poll is open to choose the June selection: Chekhov, Tolstoi, or Kafka - - Any one agree to meeting in Annapolis? I'll find a place. susan On May 8, 2012, at 9:06 PM, bon susan c. May 12, 2012 11:44 AM
Poll is open to choose the June selection: Chekhov, Tolstoi, or Kafka - -   Here is the link -­on-D-C-Literature-and-Classics­-Meetup/polls/ For a change of pace, we are choosing amon bonnie n. May 8, 2012 9:06 PM
Poll on which day or the week, time, and location - for second discussion of Moby Dick (in totality) - Hello, Literature and Classics Members - I put up a poll last night - please vote on the day of week, time, and location for our next discussion of Moby Dick (in totality). We'll meet towards the end of next month (time eno bonnie n. Jan 24, 2012 11:33 AM
Re: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Leadership and dues - Hello Bonnie,   I might be able to help out. What technology is associated with keeping the meet up functioning? I have long enjoyed reading most of the selections, even when temporary work changes prevented me from attending the Christine Aug 22, 2011 6:10 AM
Re: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Leadership and dues - p { margin: 0; } From: "bonnie naradzay" <[address removed]> To: Washington-D-C-L Bill Aug 21, 2011 11:49 PM
Re: [Washington-D-C-Literature-and­-Classics-Meetup] Leadership and dues - Dear Bill -  I'd like to see this meet up continue to thrive, and am willing to contribute to the cost, but I am a bit intimidated by the technology part.  I know Abe has his hands full with his Bethesda Socrates Cafe (great job, Ab bonnie n. Aug 20, 2011 5:11 PM
Leadership and dues - Dear members: I've covered the meetup fees and been the main organizer for the past year. I'm going to relinquish my mantle on September 30th. If someone wants to take responsibility for the next stage of the group's Bill Aug 15, 2011 8:32 AM

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