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BEING ELIZABETH BENNET By Emma Webster Campbell

Elizabeth Bennet, as you should know, is the main character in Jane Austen’s best known book Pride and Prejudice.   Here is the setting: The year is 1800. She is 20 years old and reasonably well off. Because of his … Continue reading

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Farewell to Tarwathie

Re:  Moby Dick

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March Selection: The Voyeur

Alain Robbe-Grillet, The Voyeur, Translated from the French by Richard Howard, Grove Press, New York, 1958 The Voyeur—Discussion Points “The suspense … keeps us on tenterhooks.” NYT Book review The Voyeur first and foremost is a murder mystery. As such, … Continue reading

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Contributions regarding “What is a Myth?”

This was a great “discussion” on email.   David and I wanted to capture it  on the website. I have tried to find and include all the contributions but, since they were in so many emails I may have missed … Continue reading

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Orpheus, Song of Life by Anne Wroe

“Doesn’t a myth belong to everyone?” (A Visit from the Goon Squad)  Anne Wroe’s answer is an emphatic yes, but in a broader way than perhaps we expected. Here are a few things I learned from “Orpheus, The Song of … Continue reading

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Comment on Capitalism – A Ghost Story by Arundhati Roy

Thank-you Sterling for having chosen this book. I can’t say I enjoyed it, who could enjoy reading about corruption and murder? But I can say I learned quite a bit from it. I had no idea this was going on … Continue reading

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Comments on our Discussion of The Waste Land

I originally chose The Waste Land because I had read it in college and many times after.  There was something about it that grabbed me, although I certainly could not say I “understood” it. Since we had read some poems … Continue reading

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Elizabeth and Mordor

I grew up 10 miles from Elizabeth and drove through it many times in the 60s. It was a very ugly place. I read Lord of the Rings aloud to my sons, and pictured Mordor as a horrible ugly place. … Continue reading

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Meeting details: “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Hi All, Our discussion of “Thinking, Fast and Slow” will be next Tuesday February 7, at Bluebeard’s coffee Cafe, 2201 6th Ave Tacoma, WA  253 272-5900. Plan arrive to do our meet and greet between 9 and 9:30am, officially discuss book between 9:30 and 11:00. Additional information … Continue reading

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Meeting details: “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Hi All, Our discussion of “Thinking, Fast and Slow” will be next Tuesday February 7, at Bluebeard’s coffee Cafe, 2201 6th Ave Tacoma, WA  253 272-5900. Plan arrive to do our meet and greet between 9 and 9:30am, officially discuss book between 9:30 and 11:00. Additional information … Continue reading

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