What we're about

This group is for those interested in reading - in a social, relaxed, friendly environment - some of the major texts of the Literature in English, i.e. classic texts originally composed in the English language.

The idea is to establish a small group of social readers regularly meeting on a weekly basis.

Each meeting will require, other than a specific interest in the text being read, a commitment to focus a bit for just a couple of hours.

While ideally the reading load will be shared as equally as possible, each member is free to choose their level of participation: should anyone wish to listen more than read, thy are welcome to do so.

Tentatively, an ideal number of participants for each meeting may be between four and eight.

Meetings are open to everyone, provided they are fluent in English and interested in English Literature. Minors intending to participate are very much welcome - but need to be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.

Joining and attending are free and costless: "free" means that there are no fees; "costless" means there are no hidden costs.

Gold coin donations are welcome to cover meetup account costs.

This is not a literature circle or a book discussion club: time allotted for comments, analyses or discussions are kept to a bare minimum, where essential for comprehension, or in very few cases when a reader is so overwhelmingly inspired by a text that the compulsion to share an idea or emotion is irresistible, irrepressible, uncontainable… It can happen, it will happen, it is bound to happen - we will be reading very beautiful and inspiring texts - but we will try to keep comments to a minimum: let’s let the author speak.

Although our readings may be a good opportunity to learn more about the English language or for socialising - the main goal will be the actual experience of co-reading and co-listening to the words that great authors had the urge to convey to the posterity.

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Here is a lengthy if very incomplete list of suitable candidates for our reading meetings ("☑" means "read"; "♦" means "to be read"):

☑ Il Novellino. The hundred ancient tales. LXXXII. The Lady of Shalott (XIII century)

♦ Pearl/Gawain Poet: Pearl (late XIV century), translated in modern English in 1906 by George Coulton (1858 - 1947)

♦ Pearl/Gawain Poet: Pearl (late XIV century), translated in modern English in 1908 by Sophie Jewett (1861 - 1909)

☑ Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343–1400): The Canterbury Tales (1387/1400) - Prologue 1-42

☑ Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593): The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus (1592)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Venus and Adonis (1593)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): The Rape of Lucrece (1594)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Romeo and Juliet (1594/1595)

♦ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595)

♦ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): The Merry Wives of Windsor (1597)

♦ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Much Ado About Nothing (1598/1599)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): As You Like It (1599)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Julius Caesar (1599)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Hamlet (1600/1601)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Othello (1603/1604)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): King Lear (1605/1606)

☑ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Macbeth (1606)

♦ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Antony and Cleopatra (1606)

♦ William Shakespeare (1564–1616): Sonnets (1609)

♦ Ben Jonson (1572–1637): The Alchemist (1610)

☑ John Milton (1608–1674): Paradise Lost (1667) - First Book

☑ Robert Burns (1759–1796): To a Mouse (1785)

♦ William Blake (1757–1827): Songs of Experience (1794)

♦ William Blake (1757–1827): Songs of Innocence (1789)

☑ Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834): The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)

☑ Jane Austen (1775–1817): Pride and Prejudice (1813)

♦ Jane Austen (1775–1817): Persuasion (1818)

♦ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851): Frankenstein (1818)

☑ John William Polidori (1795–1821): The Vampyre (1819)

☑ Washington Irving (1783–1859): Rip Van Winkle (1819)

☑ Washington Irving (1783–1859): The Spectre Bridegroom (1819)

☑ Washington Irving (1783–1859): The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820)

☑ Washington Irving (1783–1859): The Devil and Tom Walker (1824)

☑ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864): An Old Woman’s Tale (1830)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): The Kraken (1830)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Claribel (1830)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Mariana (1830)

♦ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): My Kinsman, Major Molineux (1832)

☑ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): The Minister’s Black Veil (1832)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): The Lotos-Eaters (1832)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Ulysses (1833)

☑ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): The Assignation (1834)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Break, Break, Break (1835)

☑ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): The Haunted Mind (1835)

☑ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): Young Goodman Brown (1835)

♦ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): The Great Carbuncle (1837)

☑ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): Ligeia (1838)

♦ Edgar Allan Poe (1808 1849): The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)

☑ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): William Wilson (1839)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Godiva (1840)

♦ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): A Descent into the Maelström (1841)

☑ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): The Lady of Shalott (1842)

♦ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): The Gold-Bug (1843)

♦ Edgar Allan Poe (1808 – 1849): The Black Cat (1843)

♦ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)

☑ Charles Dickens (1812–1870): A Christmas Carol (1843)

☑ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): The Birthmark (1843)

☑ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): The Artist of the Beautiful (1844)

☑ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): Rappaccini’s Daughter (1844)

♦ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): The Oblong Box (1844)

♦ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): The Premature Burial (1844)

☑ Edgar Allan Poe (1808–1849): The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1845)

♦ Edgar Allan Poe (1808 – 1849): The Raven (1845)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (1847)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Tears, Idle Tears (1847)

♦ Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865): Christmas Storms and Sunshine (1848)

♦ Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862): Civil Disobedience (1849)

♦ Nathaniel Hawthorne (1805–1864): The Scarlet Letter (1850)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): The Eagle (1851)

☑ Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865): The Old Nurse’s Story (1852)

☑ Charles Dickens (1812–1870): To Be Read at Dusk (1852)

☑ Herman Melville (1819–1891): Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (1853)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)

♦ Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865): An Accursed Race (1855)

♦ Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865): The Squire’s Story (1855)

♦ Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865): The Poor Clare (1856)

♦ Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865): The Half-Brothers (1858)

♦ Charles Dickens (1812–1870): A House to Let (1858)

♦ Charles Dickens (1812–1870): The Haunted House (1859)

☑ Emily Dickinson (1830–1886): Success is counted sweetest (1859)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Tithonus (1859)

☑ George Eliot (1819–1880): The Lifted Veil (1859)

☑ Emily Dickinson (1830–1886): “Hope” is the thing with feathers (1861)

♦ Emily Dickinson (1830–1886): I taste a liquor never brewed (1861)

☑ Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865): The Grey Woman (1861)

☑ Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862): Walking (1862)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): The Brook (1864)

☑ Mark Twain (1835–1910): The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1865)

☑ Lewis Carroll (1832–1898): Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

♦ Charles Dickens (1812–1870): The Trial For Murder (1865)

♦ Charles Dickens (1812–1870): The Signal-Man (1866)

☑ Henry James (1843–1916): The Romance of Certain Old Clothes (1868)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Flower in the Crannied Wall (1869)

♦ Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888): Lost in a Pyramid; or, The Mummy’s Curse (1869)

♦ Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888): Transcendental Wild Oats (1873)

☑ Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888): A Christmas Dream, and How It Came to be True

☑ Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888): Cousin Tribulation’s Story

☑ Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888): What the Bell Saw and Said

♦ Henry James (1843–1916): Daisy Miller (1878)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): To Virgil (1882)

♦ O. Henry (1862–1910): The Cactus (1882)

♦ Frank Stockton (1834–1902): The Lady, or the Tiger? (1882)

♦ Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838–1926): Flatland (1884)

♦ Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894): The Body Snatcher (1884)

☑ Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894): Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)

♦ Emily Dickinson (1830–1886): Because I could not stop for Death (1886)

♦ Emily Dickinson (1830–1886): “Faith” is a fine invention (1886)

♦ Emily Dickinson (1830–1886): I heard a Fly buzz – when I died (1886)

☑ Emily Dickinson (1830–1886): I’m Nobody! Who are you? (1886)

♦ Emily Dickinson (1830–1886): Wild nights, wild nights (1886)

☑ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930): A Study in Scarlet (1887)

♦ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): The Canterville Ghost (1887)

☑ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): The Happy Prince (1888)

♦ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): The Selfish Giant (1888)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): Crossing the Bar (1889)

☑ Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892): The Higher Pantheism (?)

☑ Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914): A Horseman in the Sky (1889)

☑ Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914): An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1890)

♦ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930): The Sign of the Four (1890)

♦ Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936): The Mark of the Beast (1890)

☑ Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935): The Yellow Wallpaper (1890)

☑ Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935): The Giant Wistaria (1891)

☑ Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894): The Bottle Imp (1891)

♦ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)

♦ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (1891)

♦ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): The Sphinx Without a Secret (1891)

♦ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): The Model Millionaire (1891)

♦ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): A House of Pomegranates: The Birthday of the Infanta (1891)

☑ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930): A Scandal in Bohemia (1891)

♦ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930): The Red-Headed League (1891)

☑ Gertrude Atherton (1857–1948): Death and the Woman (1892)

♦ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930): The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1892)

☑ Henry James (1843–1916): The Real Thing (1892)

♦ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930): The Adventure of the Final Problem (1893)

♦ Mark Twain (1835–1910): The Million Pound Bank Note (1893)

☑ Stephen Crane (1871–1900): A Dark Brown Dog (1893)

☑ Kate Chopin (1850–1904): Désirée’s Baby (1893)

☑ Kate Chopin (1850–1904): Story of an Hour (1894)

♦ Gertrude Atherton (1857–1948): Crowned with One Crest (1895)

♦ Herbert George Wells (1866–1946): The Time Machine (1895)

☑ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): The Importance Of Being Earnest (1895)

☑ Willa Cather (1873–1947): A Burglar’s Christmas (1896)

☑ Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1897)

♦ Joseph Conrad (1857–1924): An Outpost of Progress (1897)

♦ William Butler Yeats (1865–1939): The Secret Rose: The Curse of the Fires and of the Shadows (1897)

☑ H. G. Wells (1866–1946): The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1898)

☑ Henry James (1843–1916): The Turn of the Screw (1898)

☑ Joseph Conrad (1857–1924): Heart of Darkness (1899)

♦ Kate Chopin (1850–1904): The Awakening (1899)

♦ Mark Twain (1835–1910): The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1899)

☑ Jack London (1876–1916): The Law of Life (1901)

♦ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930): The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901–1902)

☑ William Wymark Jacobs (1863–1943): The Monkey’s Paw (1902)

☑ O. Henry (1862–1910): The Duplicity of Hargraves (1902)

♦ Edith Wharton (1862–1937): The Descent of Man (1903)

♦ Herbert George Wells (1866–1946): The Magic Shop (1903)

♦ Mark Twain (1835–1910): A Dog’s Tale (1903)

♦ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930): The Adventure of the Dancing Men (1903)

♦ Henry James (1843–1916): Maud-Evelyn (1903)

♦ Henry James (1843–1916): The Beast in the Jungle (1903)

☑ O. Henry (1862–1910): A Retrieved Reformation (1903)

☑ O. Henry (1862–1910): The Cop and the Anthem (1904)

☑ Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936): Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad (1904)

♦ Herbert George Wells (1866–1946): The Country of the Blind (1904)

♦ Gertrude Atherton (1857–1948): The Striding Place (1905)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): The Death of the Hired Man (1905)

☑ O. Henry (1862–1910): The Gift of the Magi (1905)

☑ Mark Twain (1835–1910): The War Prayer (1905)

♦ Willa Cather (1873–1947): Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament (1905, 1920)

☑ Willa Cather (1873–1947): A Wagner Matinee (1905, 1920)

♦ Willa Cather (1873–1947): The Sculptor’s Funeral (1905, 1920)

♦ Willa Cather (1873–1947): A Death in the Desert (1905, 1920)

☑ Alfred Noyes (1880–1958): The Highwayman (1906)

♦ Mark Twain (1835–1910): Eve’s Diary (1906)

♦ O. Henry (1862–1910): The Skylight Room (1906)

☑ O. Henry (1862–1910): After Twenty Years (1906)

♦ Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951): The Willows (1907)

♦ O. Henry (1862–1910): The Ransom of Red Chief (1907)

♦ O. Henry (1862–1910): The Caballero’s Way (1907)

☑ Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914): The Moonlit Road (1907)

♦ Jack London (1876–1916): To Build a Fire (1908)

♦ Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951): The Wendigo (1910)

☑ Edith Wharton (1862–1937): The Eyes (1910)

☑ Edith Wharton (1862–1937): Afterward (1910)

♦ Edith Wharton (1862–1937): Ethan Frome (1911)

♦ George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950): Pygmalion (1912)

☑ Walter de la Mare (1873–1956): The Listeners (1912)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Mowing (1913)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Mending Wall (1914)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Home Burial (1914)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): After Apple-Picking (1914)

♦ James Joyce (1882–1941): Dubliners: The Sisters (1914)

♦ James Joyce (1882–1941): Dubliners: Eveline (1914)

♦ James Joyce (1882–1941): Dubliners: Araby (1914)

♦ James Joyce (1882–1941): Dubliners: The Dead (1914)

♦ Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930): The Valley of Fear (1914–1915)

☑ Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888–1965): The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): The Road Not Taken (1916)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Christmas Trees (1916)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Birches (1916)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Out, out (1916)

♦ Edith Wharton (1862–1937): Bunner Sisters (1916)

☑ Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941): Hands (1916)

☑ Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937): The Tomb (1917)

☑ Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): The Mark on the Wall (1917)

☑ Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): Solid Objects (1918)

☑ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): Prelude (1918)

☑ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): Bliss (1918)

☑ Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): Kew Gardens (1919)

☑ Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): An Unwritten Novel (1920)

☑ Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): A Haunted House (1920)

☑ F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940): Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1920)

♦ F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940): The Ice Palace (1920)

♦ F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940): The Jelly-Bean (1920)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Fire and Ice (1920)

☑ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): Song of the Old Boundary Rider (1920)

☑ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): The Dandenongs (1920)

☑ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): The Snake (1920)

☑ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): The Scrub Pool (1920)

☑ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): The Avatar (1920)

♦ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): The Valley (1920)

♦ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): Drought (1920)

♦ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): Life (1920)

♦ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): Homecoming (1920)

♦ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): The Farmer Remembers The Somme (1920)

♦ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): The Harvest (1920)

♦ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): These Are My People (1920)

♦ Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (1885–1959): Visitant (1920)

☑ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): The Garden Party (1920)

♦ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): The Stranger (1921)

♦ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): The Voyage (1921)

☑ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): At the Bay (1922)

♦ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): The Daughters of the Late Colonel (1922)

☑ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): The Doll’s House (1922)

☑ Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923): The Fly (1922)

☑ Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888–1965): The Waste Land (1922)

☑ F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940): The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1922)

♦ F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940): The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (1922)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1922)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): The Need of Being Versed in Country Things (1923)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Nothing Gold Can Stay (1923)

♦ Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): Mrs Dalloway (1925)

☑ F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940): The Great Gatsby (1925)

♦ Ernest Hemingway (1898–1961): Big Two-Hearted River (1925)

☑ Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960): Sweat (1926)

☑ David Herbert Lawrence (1885–1930): The Rocking Horse Winner (1926)

☑ David Herbert Lawrence (1885–1930): The Virgin and the Gipsy (1926)

☑ Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937): The Call of Cthulhu (1926)

♦ Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): To the Lighthouse (1927)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Acquainted with the Night (1927)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Tree at my Window (1928)

♦ Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937): Dunwich Horror (1928)

☑ Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980): Flowering Judas (1930)

☑ William Faulkner (1897–1962): A Rose for Emily (1930)

♦ William Faulkner (1897–1962): That Evening Sun (1931)

♦ Gertrude Atherton (1857–1948): The Foghorn (1933)

♦ Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960): The Gilded Six-Bits (1933)

♦ John Ernst Steinbeck (1902–1968): The Red Pony (1933)

♦ Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888–1965): Murder in the Cathedral (1935)

♦ Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937): The Haunter of the Dark (1936)

☑ George Orwell (1903–1950): Shooting an Elephant (1936)

♦ Ernest Hemingway (1898–1961): The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1936)

♦ Ernest Hemingway (1898–1961): The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber (1936)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): Desert Places (1937)

☑ John Ernst Steinbeck (1902–1968): Of Mice and Men (1937)

☑ John Ernst Steinbeck (1902–1968): The Chrysanthemums (1937)

☑ Virginia Woolf (1882–1941): The Duchess and the Jeweller (1938)

♦ Robert E. Howard (1906–1936): Pigeons from Hell (1938)

☑ Eudora Alice Welty (1909–2001): The Whistle (1938)

♦ Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980): Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939)

☑ Eudora Alice Welty (1909–2001): Petrified Man (1939)

☑ William Faulkner (1897–1962): Barn Burning (1939)

♦ George Orwell (1903–1950): Charles Dickens (1940)

☑ Eudora Alice Welty (1909–2001): A Worn Path (1940)

☑ Isaac Asimov (1920–1992): Nightfall (1941)

♦ Robert Frost (1874–1963): The Gift Outright (1941)

☑ Eudora Alice Welty (1909–2001): Why I Live at the P.O. (1941)

☑ William Faulkner (1897–1962): The Bear (1942) [short version]

♦ Isaac Asimov (1920–1992): Runaround (1942)

♦ Agatha Christie (1890–1976): And Then There Were None [play] (1943)

☑ George Orwell (1903–1950): You and the Atom Bomb (1945)

♦ George Orwell (1903–1950): The Freedom of the Press (1945)

☑ George Orwell (1903–1950): Animal Farm (1945)

☑ George Orwell (1903–1950): Politics and the English Language (1946)

☑ George Orwell (1903–1950): Why I Write (1946)

♦ John Ernst Steinbeck (1902–1968): The Pearl (1947)

☑ Shirley Jackson (1916–1965): The Lottery (1948)

☑ George Orwell (1903–1950): Reflections on Gandhi (1949)

♦ Arthur Miller (1915–2005): Death of a Salesman (1949)

☑ Ray Bradbury (1920–2012): There Will Come Soft Rains (1950)

♦ Doris Lessing (1919–2013): The Grass Is Singing (1950)

♦ Shirley Jackson (1916–1965): The Lovely House (1950)

♦ Carson McCullers (1917–1967): The Ballad of the Sad Café (1951)

♦ Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000): Maud Martha (1951)

☑ Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961): The Old Man and the Sea (1951)

♦ Ray Bradbury (1920–2012): A Sound of Thunder (1952)

♦ Agatha Christie (1890–1976): The Mousetrap [play] (1952)

♦ Agatha Christie (1890–1976): The Witness for the Prosecution [play] (1953)

☑ Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964): A Good Man is Hard to Find (1953)

☑ Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008): The Nine Billion Names of God (1953)

♦ Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007): Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1953)

♦ William Golding (1911–1993): Lord of the Flies (1954)

♦ Eudora Alice Welty (1909–2001): The Ponder Heart (1954)

♦ Samuel Beckett (1906–1989): Waiting for Godot (1955)

☑ Philip K. Dick (1928–1982): Human Is (1955)

☑ Isaac Asimov (1920–1992): The Last Question (1956)

♦ Nadine Gordimer (1923–2014): Six Feet of the Country (1956)

♦ Daniel Keyes (1927–2014): Flowers for Algernon (1958)

♦ Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912–2007): Tell Me a Riddle (1960)

☑ Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912–2007): I Stand Here Ironing (1961)

☑ Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007): Harrison Bergeron (1961)

☑ Patrick White (1912–1990): Dead Roses [from The Burnt Ones ] (1964)

☑ John Cheever (1912–1982): The Swimmer (1964)

♦ Shirley Jackson (1916–1965): The Possibility of Evil (1965)

☑ Jean Rhys (1890–1979): Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)

☑ Toni Morrison (1931–2019): Sula (1973)

♦ Stephen King (1947–): The Man in the Black Suit (1994)

☑ Alice Munro (1931–): The Love of a Good Woman (1998)

☑ Alice Munro (1931–): The Bear Came Over the Mountain (1999)

♦ Doris Lessing (1919–2013): The Grandmothers (2003)

☑ Nadine Gordimer (1923–2014): Mother Tongue (2005)

♦ Alice Munro (1931–): The View from Castle Rock (2005)

♦ Toni Morrison (1931–2019): God Help the Child (2015)

☑ Teju Cole (1975–): Seven short stories about drones (2013)

☑ Helen Oyeyemi (1984–): If A Book Is Locked There’s Probably A Good Reason For That Don’t You Think (2016)

☑ NoViolet Bulawayo (1981–): His Middle Name Was Not Jesus (2016)

☑ Magogodi Makhene: The Virus (2017)

☑ Meron Hadero: The Wall (2019)

☑ Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti: It Takes A Village Some Say (2019)

Upcoming events (4+)

Stephen King (1947–): The Man in the Black Suit (1994)

Tonight we are going to meet online from 7:25 PM to 9:30 PM to read out loud together a short story by Stephen King:

♦ Stephen King (1947–): The Man in the Black Suit (1994)

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Instructions for the online meeting will be communicated on Thursday/Friday to members who RSVP (platform, access information, etc.).

At 7:25 PM we will start with a microphone and video test.

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Participants are invited to have a copy of the texts with them (either the book, or as printed paper, or as digital copy on an electronic device).

A copy of the text will be shared during the reading.

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Attending our meetings is free and cost-less: "free" means that there are no fees; "cost-less" means there are no hidden costs.

Meeting - Canberra English Literature Reading Club

Online event

Texts to be decided yet.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Until further notice, events will be held online.

Members wishing to attend are invited to contact us for further information.

Meeting - Canberra English Literature Reading Club

Online event

Texts to be decided yet.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Until further notice, events will be held online.

Members wishing to attend are invited to contact us for further information.

Meeting - Canberra English Literature Reading Club

Online event

Texts to be decided yet.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Until further notice, events will be held online.

Members wishing to attend are invited to contact us for further information.

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