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Book Club with Jessica: John Steinbeck – Travels with Charley in Search of America (1962)

23 April @ 18:15 - 20:00

Monthly hybrid book discussion with Jessica Strain. Calling all book lovers! You like reading books and discussing them afterwards? Join our Book Club and discover the riches of international literature. Literature enthusiasts and language lover Jessica Strain will guide you through the best of contemporary and classic literature. Copies of the selected books are available at the d.a.i. library.

23.4.: John Steinbeck – Travels with Charley in Search of America (1962): Along the way Steinbeck reflects on the American character, racial hostility, the particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and the unexpected kindness of strangers.

14.5.: Toni Morrison – The Bluest Eye (1970): A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.

18.6.: Siri Hustvedt – The Summer Without Men (2011): after Mia Fredricksen’s husband of thirty years asks for a pause she cracks up (briefly), rages (deeply), then decamps to her prairie childhood home. By the end of the summer without men, Mia knows what’s worth fighting for – and on whose terms

16.7.: James Baldwin – Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953): Johnny is destined to become a preacher like his father, Gabriel, at the Temple of the Fire Baptized, where the church swells with song and it is as if ‚the Holy Ghost were riding on the air‘. Baldwin: “I had to deal with what hurt me most. I had to deal with my father.”

In English

Location: d.a.i. library & online via

Admission: free


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