*The first Modernist Book Club meeting - reading the classic Frankenstein - in June was a great success. Modernist Book Club will be a quarterly gathering. Pick up a new book, meet and enjoy a led-discussion with other members in the community.
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Meeting Date: Oct 1, Tuesday 7pm
Book Number 2: The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Casares
Led by member Ernestine Fu:
Artists often respond to one another — sometimes simultaneously, or across an age or a great distance. The great Saint Lucian poet Derek Walcott, who passed away in 2017, wrote Love After Love in response to 16th century English poet and priest George Herbert. Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramovic inspired Lady Gaga.
Discovering the connections across works of art has the power to deepen our understanding of the work, the context in which it was created, and more profoundly, can offer an ecumenical truth.
For the next Modernist Book Club, we will read The Invention of Morel by Argentinian writer Adolfo Bioy Casares. Although written in 1940, it’s a novel that we recently became aware of due to a contemporary author and friend‘s response to it, as we’ll discuss at our book club gathering.
Join us in reading this book that Jorge Luis Borges described in its introduction as, “To classify [the book] as perfect is neither an imprecision nor a hyperbole."