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Discussing Libra by Don DeLillo
Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Friday, November 22, 1963. 12.30 PM. Shots ring out. A president dies. And a nation is plunged into psychosis. Don DeLillo's Libra is a reimagining of the events and people surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Concentrating on the lives of Lee Harvey Oswald, some rogue former spooks unhappy with Kennedy's presidency, and Nicholas Branch, a CIA archivist, trying to make sense of or draw inferences from the mass of information after the assassination, Libra presents a provocative picture of America in the second half of the last century. You can purchase a copy of the book here (http://amzn.to/2nqEohW)

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"Instead of the modernist quest for meaning in a chaotic world, the postmodern author eschews, often playfully, the possibility of meaning, and the postmodern novel is often a parody of this quest. Postmodern authors also tend to celebrate chance over craft, and further employ metafiction to undermine the writer's authority. Another characteristic of postmodern literature is the questioning of distinctions between high and low culture through the use of pastiche, the combination of subjects and genres not previously deemed fit for literature." - Wikipedia

If all/most of the above appeals, then this is the book club for you! Join us for an unpretentious (well, we'll try!) discussion over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.

We will be reading from an ever-expanding list of postmodern and experimental literature (not theory), including the following (to give you an idea):

House of Leaves – Mark Z Danielewski

The Atrocity Exhibition – JG Ballard

Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie – Stewart Home

Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid – Douglas Hofstadter

Life, A User’s Manual – Georges Perec

Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

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