Category Archives: 2008 Selections

My Berlin Child

At our February 2020 meeting we will discuss the following book selected by Peter Farnum: Anne Wiazemsky, My Berlin Child, published originally in French in 2009. English translation by Alison Anderson published in 2011.

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Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841); Purloined Letter (1845); A Study in Scarlet (1887)

During our December 2008 meeting we discussed three books selected by Bill Hagens: Edgar Allen Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, originally published in Graham’s Magazine, April, 1841. Edgar Allen Poe, The Purloined Letter, orignally published in The Gift: … Continue reading

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Gutenberg Elegies (1994); Odyssey (trans. 1991)

During our November 2008 meeting we discussed the following two books selected by David Gilmour: Sven Birkerts, The Gutenberg Elegies, Faber and Faber, 1994. Homer, The Odyssey, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Bantam Classic, 1991.

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Regeneration Through Violence (1973)

During our October 2008 meeting we discussed the following book selected by Roger Erickson: Richard Slotkin, Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860,  University of Oklahoma Press, 1973

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Enchantress of Florence (2008)

During our September 2008 meeting we discussed the following book selected by Peter Farnum: Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence, Random House, New York, 2008.

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Franny and Zooey (1961); The Shack (2007)

During our inaugural meeting  in August 2008 we discussed two books  selected by Ron Boothe: J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey, Little Brown and Co, 1961 William P Young, The Shack, Windblown Media, 2007

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