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Joseph Conrad, Nostromo: Please complete Part Second: The Isabels to page 240.
Continue 'Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard' by Joseph Conrad. Please complete 'Part Second: The Isabels' (read to page 240 in the Penguin Classics edition). Remaining assignments: Nov 4: Begin Part Third-The Lighthouse (read to page 315-end of Ch VI) Nov 18: Continue The Lighthouse (read to page 373-end of Ch IX) Dec 2: Read Part Third-The Lighthouse to completion. This will conclude our reading and discussion of Nostromo (page 447). The recommended volume is the Penguin Classics /Edition (December 18, 2007) (ISBN-10:[masked] -- ISBN-13:[masked]). It's available from Amazon for $14.18 or as an Audiobook for $15.95. https://smile.amazon.com/Nostromo-Tale-Seaboard-Penguin-Classics/dp/0141441631/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1535330425&sr=8-3&keywords=nostromo+in+books Free street parking Sundays, both sides of Westwood Blvd.

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What we're about

Proust Cycle V:

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The mission of this group is to closely read Marcel Proust's masterpiece: In Search of Lost Time [nee Remembrance of Things Past] from cover to cover and then discuss our reading together over coffee/tea and pastry. We take 15-18 months to read ISOLT only reading as much as we can thoughtfully discuss during our two-hour bi-weekly Meetups. We may have guest Proustian scholars attend our meetings. In Fall 2017, we will begin our fifth cycle through In Search of Lost Time this time with a French language component.

A sub-set of veteran Proust readers branched off in 2013 to read other challenging texts: Joyce's Ulysses, Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury; Mann's The Magic Mountain and Tolstoy's War and Peace in 2014; and Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, Woolf's To the Lighthouse, Sterne's Tristam Shandy, Eliot's Middlemarch, Dante's Inferno Don Quixote, Homer's Odyssey and, again, Joyce's Ulysses in 2015-16. In 2016 we added a third sub-group meeting at noon Sundays and have read Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Milton's Paradise Lost, Melville's Moby-Dick and Becket's Novel Trilogy. Join and help us determine future reads!

Join any or all sub-groups for the single annual membership fee!

Here is a Complete List of our group's literary explorations 2011-17 [Attendees]:

• Proust Cycle I: July 2011 [6] to February 2013 [8]

• Proust Cycle II: February 2013 [8] to May 2014 [7]

• Joyce, Ulysses: March 2013 [5] to August 2013 [2]

• Faulkner, The Sound and The Fury: September 2013 [4] to October 2013 [3]

• Faulkner, A Light in August: November 2013 [4] to December 2013 [4]

• Mann, The Magic Mountain: January 2014 [7] to May 2014 [3]

• Tolstoy, War and Peace: June 2014 [6] to November 2014 [5]

• Flaubert, A Sentimental Education: June 2014 [7] to August 2014 [7]

• Carter, Marcel Proust: A Life: June 2014 [7] to December 2014 [5]

• Proust Cycle III: June 2014 [8] to November 2014 [1] (suspended following Vol. 3)

• Proust, Pleasure and Days: August 2014 [6] to September 2014 [5]

• Proust, Contre Sainte-Beuve: October 2014 [4] to November 2014 [6]

• Proust, Jean Santeuil: December 2014 [6] to April 2015 []

• Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow: December 2014 [11] to April 2015 [6]

• Albaret, Monsieur Proust: January 2015 [6] to March 2015 [4]

• Watt, Marcel Proust: March 2015 [4] to April 2015 []

• Aciman, The Proust Project: April 2015 [] to May 2015 []

• Woolf, To the Lighthouse: May 2015 [6] to May 2015 [6]

• Proust Cycle IV: September 2015 [24] to May 2017 [12]

• Kristeva, Time and Sense: Proust and the Experience of Literature : April 2015 to June 2015

• Sterne, Tristram Shandy: June 2015 [6] to August 2015 [4]

• Eliot, Middlemarch: June 2015 [9] to Sept 2015 [7]

• Dante, Inferno: October 2015 [11] to November 2015 [12]

• Cervantes, Don Quixote: December 2015 [8] to March 2016 [4]

• Homer, The Odyssey: April 2016 [12] to May 2016 [7]

• Vergil, The Aeneid: May 2016 [3] to June 2016 [2]

• Joyce, Ulysses: June 2016 [10] to December 2016 [10]

• Beckett, Malone/Malloy Dies/The Unnameable: July 2016 [4] to October 2016 [5]

• Munger, Scenes de la vie Boheme: October 2016 [5] (Suspended after second session)

• Milton, Paradise Lost: October 2016 [4] to January 2017 [3]

• Melville, Moby-Dick or The Whale: January 2017 [3] to April 2017 [5]

• Nabokov, Pale Fire: January 2017 [15] to February 2017 [9]

• Borges, Collected Fictions: March 2017 [7] to June 2017 [4]

• Ovid, Metamorphoses: April 2017 [6] to June 2017 [4]

• Flaubert, Madame Bovary: June 2017 [9] to July 2017 [9]

• Joyce, Finnegan's Wake: June 2017 [6] to Spring 2019 []

• Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: July 2017 [2] to August 2017 [3]

• Gogol, Dead Souls: July 2017 [7] to September 2017 [4]

• Tolstoy, Anna Karenina: August 2017 [8] to November 2017 [5]

• Turgenev, Fathers and Children: October 2017 [7] to November 2017 [6]

• Proust Cycle V: October 2017 [12] to Spring 2019 []

• Proust in French: October 2017 [12] to []

• Balzac, Cousin Bette: November 2017 [6] to January 2018 [6]

• Woolf, To the Lighthouse: December 2017 [8] to December 2017 [6]

• James, The Portrait of a Lady: January 2018 [7] to March 2018 [6]

• Balzac, Les Chouans: February 2018 [6] to March 2018 [3]

• Balzac, Père Goriot: April 2018 [6] to April 2018 [5]

• Barthes, S/Z: May 2018 [5] to June 2018 [4]

• Conrad, The Secret Agent: April 2018 [7] -April 2018 [6]

• Mann, Buddenbrooks: May 2018 [4] - Sept 2018 [5]

• Stendhal, The Red and The Black: June [6]-July 2018 [5]

• Stendhal, The Charterhouse of Parma: Aug 2018 [7] -Sept 2018 [3]

• Barnes, Nightwood: Sept 2018 [7] to Sept 2018 []

• Conrad, Nostromo: Sept 2018 [] to

• Marlowe, Doctor Faustus: Oct 2018 [] to

• Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita: 2019

• Dostoyevsky, The Idiot: 2018 [] to

• Goethe, Faust Part One: 2018 [] to

• Musil, The Man Without Qualities: 2019 [] to

• Nabokov, Ada or Ardor: 2019

• Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 2019

• Schmidt, Bottom's Dream: 2019

• Proust Cycle VI: Spring 2020 [] to Fall 2021 []

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