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New Meetup: Cambridge Readers: The Black Swan by Thomas Mann

From: Lisa/vetchick
Sent on: Sunday, July 12, 2009 6:19 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for 20ish & 30ish Boston Book Club!

What: Cambridge Readers: The Black Swan by Thomas Mann

When: August 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
John Harvard Statue
Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Hey Guys,
Straight from the polls, we're planning our next read. We're really mixing it up this summer, and throwing a Thursday into the works. We'll plan on heading back to the yard unless the weather tells us otherwise.

The Black Swan by Thomas Mann

Copied from:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Black-Swan/Thomas-Mann/e/9780520070080

Synopsis
Thomas Mann's bold and disturbing novella, written in 1952, is the feminine counterpart of his masterpiece Death in Venice. Written from the point of view of a woman in what we might now call mid-life crisis, The Black Swan evinces Mann's mastery of psychological analysis and his compelling interest in the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in human behavior. It is startlingly relevant to current discussions of the politics of the body, male inscriptions of the feminine, and discourse about and of women. The new introduction places this dramatic novella in the context of contemporary feminist and literary concerns, bringing it to the attention of a new generation of readers.

Again, plan on hitting Harvard Yard (meet in front of John's statue, and, if not there, head to the stairwell to the right if you're facing him. I'll have my peach comforter in tow. If it's raining, plan on braving the fans and heading to Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square. Will try and keep ya posted :-)


Learn more here:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/797/calendar/10860267/

Still working on scheduling the next meeting time, but plan on picking up American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld for September :-)

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