The Salons are starting this week; have you registered? The Salons thrive with your recommendation–please pass on the Salon news to those interested in the world of words and ideas…
The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner (four weeks, evening Salon) £65
starting Tuesday Sept. 24th 8-10 PM room for 3 more participants…
“They all talked at once, their voices insistent and contradictory and impatient, making of unreality a possibility, then a probability, then an incontrovertible fact, as people will when their desires become words.” ― William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
October 2nd & 9th; 12-1:30
1st Session: Wislawa Szymborska: “The Acrobat”, “Nothing Ever Happens Twice” and “Commemoration”
2nd Session: Robert Frost: “Birches” –for details, see the ‘Event’ page
Alone. Or even less than alone,
less, because defective, for he lacks
lacks wings, lacks them very much,
a lack which forces him
to bashful soarings on unfeathered
by now just bare attention….
from The Acrobat by Wislawa Szymborska
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (One evening Intensive, 5:30 -10PM) £40
Friday October 11th; room for 3 more participants….
In Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys confronts the possibility of another side to Jane Eyre. The story of Bertha, the first Mrs Rochester, the madwoman in the attic, is the subject of Rhys’ sensual writing. Wide Sargasso Sea is not only a brilliant deconstruction of Brontë’s legacy, but is also a damning history of colonialism in the Caribbean.
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (four weeks, evening Salon £65)
Starts Wednesday, October 16th meeting from 8-10 PM (please email me if you are interested in an afternoon TTL Salon)
“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.” from To the Lighthouse
Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (15 weeks, afternoon & evening Salons)
Starting end of October; evening studies on Wednesdays, afternoons Tuesdays 12:30-2:30; registration page to be posted this week…