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The Sorrows of Young Werther (Goethe)

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  • Nadia

    Hi, I am not sure where else to ask questions; I just joined this group and am not sure how it works? Could someone please enlighten me?
    Thank you!

    November 11, 2013

    • Rick O.

      Hi Nadia - hope this helps:

      The Meetup has three parts:
      1) Read the book
      2) Show up at the appointed time/place
      3) Enjoy the conversation, and perhaps a cup of tea.
      I should add that the first point is my own opinion (I think things work better that way), but is not required. Some people do not read the book, or perhaps don't finish the book. So if you have not read the book but still want to attend, please stop by.

      Conversations tend to be 'open forum' - not structured, general conversation. Sometimes (when I get my way) we may read sections of the work.

      As far as the folks in the group:
      Some people read a lot of books, some don't, so that is not important. Some people talk a lot, some don't, so that is not important, either. All that matters is you like literature, or think maybe you like literature, or you have nothing else to do this Friday and want to see what we are like...

      If you have other questions, please re-post and I will answer. Hope to see you Friday!

      November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sooo sorry I have to share! I can't help when it comes to Werther's Original? Why original? o_O

    Meh, I I think I like Krowki better

    And just wanted to add a little rant on Clarissa and the development of the European novel. Like Werther in 1774, Clarissa in 1748 took Europe by storm, everybody was reading it. Didn't get banned like Werther but Clarissa actually influenced Rousseau to write Julie, or the New Heloise and Goethe to write Werther. George Eliot pretty much plagiarized most of the story in Mill on The Floss XD But we still like Maggie Tulliver a lot :]

    2 · November 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Maggie Tulliver <3

      November 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I like Maggie Tulliver better than Clarissa actually, just don't tell my professor :]

      November 9, 2013

  • Josefina

    I'm worried what all this fiction may do to me... :/

    2 · November 3, 2013

    • Rick O.

      Apparently the answer is yes

      November 4, 2013

    • Rick O.

      but you can't double-like your own comment

      November 4, 2013

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