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To read and discuss the most influential books in human history that changed the world. Full list of books discussed so far and future events can be found at the club website: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub

and glocals page: https://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club.htm

Upcoming events (2)

Virtual meeting - book selection from pandemic themes

Online event

NOTE: THIS MEETING IS ORGANISED VIRTUALLY. Please copy the below link and paste it in your web browser. https://genevainternationalbookclub.my.webex.com/genevainternationalbookclub.my/j.php?MTID=m79480fffa2b3a370ce878ead6e1e6d97 To review a selection of books with pandemic themes and select one to be discussed in one of the upcoming club meetings Starting time: 7:15 pm sharp Presenter: organiser team Format: Part 1: presenter provides a short overview of the selected books highlighting some of the reviews and critics. Members who have read any of these books can contribute Part 2: participants are invited to introduce any book that they would like to recommend and provide a short overview of the book (in a voluntarily basis) Part 3: Participants will vote to select one book to be discussed in one the upcoming book discussion meetings Look forward to see you all! Upcoming events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/future Past events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/_past To join the glocals group: http://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club.htm To join the Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Geneva-International-Book-Club/

Virtual meeting - Book 124: The Ship of Fools

Geneva

NOTE: THIS MEETING IS ORGANISED VIRTUALLY. Please copy the below link and paste it in your web browser. https://genevainternationalbookclub.my.webex.com/genevainternationalbookclub.my/j.php?MTID=maa00c57043317b4b7391d1effbdf7445 The Ship of Fools has established Cristina Peri Rossi, author of a dozen other books of poetry and prose, as a leading writer in Europe and Latin America. This is her most important work in English and is recognized as a modern classic. The novel seemingly takes the form of a mosaic of travel vignettes, as the reader follows the protagonist, Equis, a misfit who travels to a number of deliberately vague locations. By inviting the reader to see modern society through the eyes of the main character, Peri Rossi is using the technique of defamiliarization to produce a biting satire of today's world. Masculinity and power are dominant themes in this innovative novel by a major feminist writer. Biting satire . . . worthy of Gulliver’s Travels.” —Women’s Review of Books [180 pages, published in 1984] Presenter: TBD Starting time: 19:15 sharp Format: 1. Members introduction (10 minutes) 2. Brief introduction of next book (5 minutes) 3. Book presentation (20-30 minutes) – A brief history of author’s life – A short summary of the book – Main/new ideas/themes 4. Group discussion (45-60 minutes), member’s personal view about the book, opposing ideas. Map: http://www.lafea.org/contacts.htm Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting. Look forward to see you all! Upcoming events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/future Past events: https://genevainternationa93.wixsite.com/bookclub/post/_past To join the glocals group: http://www.glocals.com/groups/geneva/geneva-book-club.htm To join the Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Geneva-International-Book-Club/

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