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          Modern retellings of Korean folklore:  The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea and Wicked Fox
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          Olivia Laing: The Garden Against Time
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Events, Classes, and Seminars

Our events, classes, and seminars bring the community together to hear, learn, and discuss the most compelling issues and ideas of our day. We hope you will join us in our downtown Literary Arts space, online, and at partnering venues across Portland and Oregon.

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Delve Readers Seminars   Fall 2023   Online  

Zadie Smith: The Fraud

Zadie Smith is a critically acclaimed fiction writer, essayist, and playwright, whose work includes the novel White Teeth, winner of the Guardian First Book Prize, and On Beauty, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction. This four-week Delve will focus on her new novel The Fraud, based on historical events from the 1800's. From the

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Delve Readers Seminars   Fall 2023   In-person  

Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past: Place Names: the Place

Proust’s magnum opus is often considered to be the greatest novel of the 20th century. It richly repays the careful attention it demands, and becomes unforgettable. First-time readers, however, may find the style and size of the work daunting. This seminar is intended for participants who have always wanted to read Proust, but who would

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Delve Readers Seminars   Fall 2023   In-person  

Derek Walcott: Omeros

Published in 1990, Omeros is the masterwork of the Nobel Prize winning Saint Lucien writer  Derek Walcott, a book-length epic poem that invites comparisons with Homer while also probing the history and culture of his island home, the "Helen of the West Indies," and his own life as a well travelled writer.  Divided into seven

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