|Lit Salon Book Club: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov||South London, West Norwood||Ongoing monthly study||07 April 2019||Sundays 6:30-8:30 PM|
The London Lit Salon Book Club is a monthly book discussion group in South London that reads the finest 20th and 21st century literature from around the world (with the occasional classic thrown in the mix for good measure).
The Book Club’s monthly schedule offers the same serious discussion and professional facilitation as the Salon’s other studies, while providing the opportunity to explore a world of literature for which we might not offer one of our multi-week, in-depth studies. Like all books we read at the Lit Salon, the book club selections speak to basic and enduring questions of what it means to be human.
The Lit Salon Book Club meets on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the comfortable West Norwood (SE27) bungalow of our discussion facilitator Mark Cwik. Meetings for 2018/19 are scheduled for:
07 October — William Trevor’s Two Lives: Reading Turgenev and My House in Umbria.
18 November — Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight
06 January 2019 — Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights
03 February 2019 — Sjón’s The Blue Fox
03 March 2019 — Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses
07 April 2019 — Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita
05 May 2019 — Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go
(If you are interested in participating but cannot attend on these dates, please email facilitator Mark Cwik to let us know of your availability.)
Our book for 03 March will be American writer Cormac McCarthy’s novel from 1992 All the Pretty Horses. Hailed by the Guardian as “one of the greatest American novels of this or any time,” All the Pretty Horses tells the story of John Grady Cole, the last, bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival.
All the Pretty Horses is published by Picador Books/Pan Macmillan, 320 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0330510936
Registration for the Lit Salon Book Club is in six-month subscriptions of £90. You can also try us out with a one-month payment of £15. See below for payment options.
SPECIAL OFFER: if you’ve not attended before but would like to try us out, we invite you to attend your first meeting free of charge. Please email facilitator Mark Cwik to RSVP and we’ll provide you with location info.
With our friendly atmosphere of collaborative inquiry, high quality and challenging readings, professional facilitation and focused discussions, we are confident in calling the Lit Salon Book Club the best book discussion group in London.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Mark Cwik has been organizing and leading book discussion groups for adults for over twenty years. He currently leads groups in London, Chicago, and Toronto. He was trained as a discussion facilitator while at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago.
“Mark guides our group with patience, wisdom, and thoughtfulness, informed by his vast experience. He leads our discussion with a masterful hand so that each of us brings our own voice to the discussion. We reach new understandings of the text that we could never have achieved on our own.”– Chicago book group participant.
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