Enjoy reading brainy books? Classics of world literature? Philosophy? Something entertaining, yet intellectually stimulating? Do you actually CHOOSE to pick up novels by the likes of E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Emily Bronte, or maybe Toni Morrison? Does exploring philosophical classics (Plato's Symposium, maybe? Sartre? Hume?) actually appeal to you?
If reading great literature with a friendly, laid-back, edgy intellectual crowd turns you on, then this is the meetup for you. We won't take ourselves or anything TOO seriously, but we will delve into some fantastic books, talk about them, discuss, debate, learn, etc. And we will have fun.
It's OKAY to be into this kind of thing. Promise.
Want to Read Some Good Books....???
6 days ago · 7:00 PM
Discuss "The Luzhin Defense" by Vladimir Nabokov
Vladimir Nabokov's writing is artful, witty and rich in both English and Russian. Great metaphors, beautifully composed sentences, a true joy to read. This novel tells a... Learn more
January 18 · 7:00 PM
Discuss Plato's Apologia of Socrates
It's a classic. It is timely. Is it literature? Let's have our own symposium together and decide!This is Socrates' defense at his trial. As a citizen of Athens and jury... Learn more
Dec 6, 2016 · 7:00 PM
Let's read "Contempt" by Alberto Moravia
A story of a collapsing marriage set against the backdrop of Rome and Capri.
From the introduction to the book by Tim Parks:
“In an interview late in his life, Moravia... Learn more
Nov 2, 2016 · 7:00 PM
Let's Read "The Heart Of The Matter", by Graham Greene
“The Heart Of The Matter”, Graham Greene’s 1948 novel, is set in a coastal town in West Africa. The protagonist is Scobie, a colonial police officer and Catholic... Learn more
Oct 5, 2016 · 7:00 PM
Let's discuss Dostoevsky's "Demons" for our second long summer read
Demons," first published in[masked], and Dostoevsky's last major novel before "The Brothers Karamazov," is the work we have commonly known in English as "The Possessed."... Learn more