A free 90-minute online Delve discussion on Paul Auster’s In the Country of Last Things and Jose Saramego’s Blindness. The discussion is limited to 16 people and pre-registration is required. Registered participants will receive information on how to sign on to the Zoom meeting. Led by Delve guide Ivonne Saed.
Participants are encouraged to come prepared to discuss the following questions, and to bring their own as well.
- Reflect on Saramago’s social critique and the way he writes about the blindness epidemic as a representation of the different roles and attitudes people take in times of crisis.
- The Last Things: What are the objective and non-objective things that can become the last in uncertain times? Is the cooperation in the different “societies” of the novel nihilistic or auspicious?