The Great Books & Classic Literature Discussion Group meets the third Saturday of each month (except December) from 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM in the 2nd floor Board Room. Reading selections focus on classic literature.
Saturday, April 20, 2019:
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
(recommended translation by James E. Falin)
Meet Onegin, a dandy from Saint Petersburg, about 26. An arrogant, selfish and world-weary cynic. One day he inherits a landed estate from his uncle where he strikes up a friendship with his neighbour, a starry-eyed young poet named Vladimir Lensky. One day, Lensky takes Onegin to dine with the family of his fiancée, the sociable but rather thoughtless Olga Larina. At this meeting he also catches a glimpse of Olga's sister Tatyana. A quiet, precocious romantic and the exact opposite of Olga, Tatyana becomes intensely drawn to Onegin. Soon after, she bares her soul to Onegin in a letter professing her love.
May 18: Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare
June 15: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez