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Literary Conversations

This discussion group is currently oversubscribed. Please write to Katherine Florio and Clive Martin at if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for membership. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Literary Conversations meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Trustees' Room (unless otherwise specified due to holiday closings, etc.) to discuss works of literature, from the Greek classics to contemporary best sellers.
Members take turns leading the discussions and are in active e-mail correspondence with the group regarding the books selected and background issues. Members are invited to join the Literary Conversations dutch treat dinners following the meeting.

2017–2018 Schedule

Sep. 18: Pär Lagerkvist, The Dwarf (translation by Alexandra Dick)
Oct. 16:  Alexander Pushkin, Eugene Onegin
Nov. 20: St. Augustine, Confessions
Dec. 18: Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend
Jan. 15: ​J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace 
Feb. 19: Anton Chekhov, The Steppe
Mar. 19: John Dos Passos, The 42nd Parallel
Apr. 9 (N.B. this is the second Monday): Nadine Gordimer,  A Guest of Honor
May 21: Sybelle Bedford, A Visit to Don Otavio
Jun. 18. Stefan Zweig, The World Of Yesterday (translation by Anthea Bell (Pushkin Press))
Jul. 16: John Dos Passos, 1919
Aug. 20: John Dos Passos, The Big Money