Harvard Book Club --Thursday June 27

The next Harvard Club of Cincinnati Book Club meeting is set for Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bronte Cafe in the Joseph Beth Bookstore.

The selected book is A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster.

"Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the basis for director David Lean’s Academy Award-winning film, A Passage to India tells of the clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century. In exquisite prose, Forster reveals the menace that lurks just beneath the surface of ordinary life, as a common misunderstanding erupts into a devastating affair."

---Amazon

Editorial Review:

A Passage to India, the novel by E.M. Forster, was published in 1924 and is considered one of the author’s finest works.  The novel examines racism and colonialism as well as a theme Forster developed in many earlier works, namely, the need to maintain both ties to the earth and a cerebral life of the imagination.

--Encyclopaedia Britannica (revised and updated by Kathleen Kuiper, Senior Editor)

About the Author:

EDWARD MORGAN FORSTER (1879-­1970) wrote six novels -­ Where Angels Fear to Tread (1905), The Longest Journey (1907), A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910), A Passage to India (1924). Maurice, written in 1914, was published posthumously in 1971. He also published two volumes of short stories; two collections of essays; a critical work( Aspects of the Novel); The Hill of Devi; two biographies; two books about Alexandria; and the libretto for Britten's opera Billy Budd.

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Other Books Recently Suggested:

"Lost Illusions," by Honore Balzac

"Short Stories by Jesus:  The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi," by Amy-Jill Levine

"Reconstruction:  Opposing Viewpoints," by Brenda Stalcup

"Denmark Vesey's Garden:  Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy," by Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts

"Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice and Redemption," by Bryan Stevenson

"One Hundred Years of Solitude," by Gabriel Garcia Marques

"100 Things to See in the Night Sky:  From Planets to Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing," by Dean Regas

"Social Science Methods for Psychodynamic Inquiry," by William R. Meyers

"Personal History," by Katharine Graham

"Plrknib," by Alex Bernstein

"The Red Tent," by Anita Diamant

"Commander in Chief:  FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943," by Nigel Hamilton

"The Mantle of Command," by Nigel Hamilton

June will be a fiction month.  If you have suggestions or other concerns, please contact Book Club Chair Steve Strauss, sdstrauss@earthlink.net or 321 0967.

 

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When:

Thursday, 06/27/19 at 7:30pm - 9:00pm | iCal

Where:

Bronte Cafe: Joseph Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45208

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