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Great Literature Discussion: ‘The Cave’ by José Saramago (Online)

April 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The struggle of the individual against bureaucracy and anonymity is one of the great subjects of modern literature, and Saramago is often matched with Kafka as one of its premier exponents. But this comparison doesn’t convey the warmth and human dimension of many of his novels. Those qualities are particularly evident in this brilliant allegory, which links the sterility of modern life to the parable of Plato’s cave.

It took Saramago’s consummate skills to convert this ancient parable into a novel with impact, hope and charm.

About GLD

Literary works will be discussed based on what can be found in the text in order to enrich each other’s interpretation of the novel/novella. All are welcome to join and any edition or translation of the book under discussion can be used. Read the work in advance and be prepared to discuss the aspects of interest to you by referring to specific related text and reading it to the group. Moderated by Ethical NYC member Gunther Tielemans.

For access information, please contact Gunther.


April 20, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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