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"A Farewell To Arms" Discussion- changed to Sunday the 1st!

From: Rachel
Sent on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 2:18 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Hungry Hundred Book Club!

What: "A Farewell To Arms" Discussion

When: Sunday, August 1,[masked]:00 PM

Where: TBA

Our next book will be "A Farewell To Arms," by Ernest Hemmingway. Everyone needs a little Hemmingway under their belt, and this is considered to be one of his best works.

"In typical Ernest Hemingway fashion, the author draws highly on his autobiographical experiences in ?A Farewell to Arms,? adds enough fiction to soften up the edges, and creates one of his best classics. Set in war-torn Italy during World War I, this novel is a tragic love story, a story that concentrates more on the relationships of Frederick and Catherine. Frederick is injured in battle and Catherine is the British nurse who helps him mend (Hemingway himself was the first American injured in that war!). The two lovers are star-crossed and here is Hemingway at his pessimestic best. It is an absorbing story, capturing the essence of the great Hemingway writing style: lots of dialogue; short, easy to read sentences; and highly autobiographical. This is an exceptional example of the Nobel Prize winner's best known works." [review by Bill Hobbs,]

Our next book will be "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert, for which we will meet at the end of August. It's a bit more lengthy, so this will give you more time if you're on a tight schedule.

Location is once again TBA... send me some more suggestions!

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