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April 2021

Tuesday

Apr 27

Delve Readers Seminars Spring 2021

From Another Angle: Marilynne Robinson’s Home, Lila, and Jack

Tue, April 27 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

In this seminar we will read Robinson’s third, fourth, and fifth novels, Home, Lila, and Jack. These novels complete the quartet that begins with Gilead. Home takes up the story of one of that novel’s characters, Jack Boughton. Nemesis of Gilead’s narrator John Ames and son of Ames’s best friend, Rev. Robert Boughton, Jack has returned to his childhood home unexpectedly after a twenty-year absence. Now he, his aging father, and his recently-divorced younger sister Glory must navigate a difficult…

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Wednesday

Apr 28

Delve Readers Seminars Spring 2021

New York City: Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer

Wed, April 28 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Paul Auster and Jonathan Safran Foer are two contemporary authors who have explored New York City not only as a space where a person works, transits, and lives, but more as a symbolic space at a certain time that interacts with the fictional characters as if the city were also one of them—a living entity that actively affects the fates and actions of every person that inhabits it. Memory, chance, the double, and disobedience as a way to dig into…

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May 2021

Wednesday

May 5

Delve Readers Seminars Spring 2021

Versions, Erasures & Omissions: Raymond Carver

Wed, May 5 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

In this Delve we will compare versions of Raymond Carver’s short stories published originally in the collection titled What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (1981), edited by Gordon Lish, and the collection titled Beginners (2009) which contains the same seventeen stories restored to Carver’s original versions posthumously by his wife, poet Tess Gallagher. Our discussions will revolve around the differences such editorial decisions make in terms of tone and message received by the reader: When these cuts…

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Monday

May 17

Delve Readers Seminars Spring 2021

Moby-Dick

Mon, May 17 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

There are Great American Novels and then there is Moby-Dick, Herman Melville’s 1851 masterpiece. Have you read it years ago and forgotten it already? Have you thought you should read it? Should you read it right now? All signs point to “yes.” Melville is great, he is strange, he is important, and Moby-Dick stands atop the mainmast of American letters. It’s a novel, a poem, an opera, a play, the subject of countless New Yorker cartoons…and maybe it’s a story…

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Tuesday

May 25

Delve Readers Seminars Spring 2021

The Madwoman in the Attic and the Monstrous Feminine

Tue, May 25 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

The “mad woman in the attic" is a common trope in gothic literature, but who is she? And how did she end up there? Integral to the gothic genre are stories of madness and haunting, which often serve as metaphors for social violence, race, gender and class warfare, and the abject. Stereotypically, the female protagonist in gothic literature plays the role of victim, but what about when she participates in her own monstrosity? In this seminar, we will explore some…

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