Afternoon Literary Club
Wednesday, October 25 at 1:00 to 2:30
At the home of Maggie Hobbs, 722 A St. SE, several steps
In October, both the Evening and Afternoon Village Literary Clubs will read E.M.
Forster’s novel A Passage to India (1924, 361 pp.). If you’ve never read Forster’s
great novel, this is your opportunity; if you have read it, you probably know that
you want to read it again. This is not the Forster of A Room of One’s Own and Howard’s
End. This is a book about cultural collision, about imperialism, racism, and insularity,
but also, like Forster’s other novels, about friendship and old age. Through deep
and complex characters, and a mysterious plot, Forster dramatically illustrates the
challenge of East/West understanding. Although A Passage of India, was written in
1924, it feels “eerily relevant." As one critic notes: “Forster was years ahead of
his time, and we ought to try to catch up with him."
members and social members
Reservations required, 8 places taken, 2 available.
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