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Classics Book Club

Classics Book Club Online

As writer Italo Calvino says, “A Classic has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers,” and we readers certainly have lots to say in response. Join us for lively discussions as we visit books that remain fresh and innovative: the Classics.

This book club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month on Zoom. To get the Zoom link please register below.

This month we'll be discussing Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

The novel tells the story of Emma Bovary, a doctor's wife bored and unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood. She embarks upon a series of affairs in search of passion and excitement, but is unable to achieve the splendid life for which she yearns. Instead, she finds herself trapped in a downward spiral that inexorably leads to ruin and self-destruction. Along with Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Flaubert 's tragic novel stands as a brilliant portrayal of infidelity, an incisive psychological portrait of a woman torn between duty and desire. Written with acute attention to telling detail, Madame Bovary not only exposes the emptiness of one woman's bourgeois existence and failure to fill that void with fantasies, sex, and material objects. Emma's thirst for life mirrors the universal human impulse for idealized fulfillment. 

Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Show more dates
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Online
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Book Clubs     Online  

Registration is required. There are 17 seats available.

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