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Great Literature Discussion: Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac (Online)
September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In his best-loved novel, Balzac explores the uses and abuses of money with the particularity of a poet. A shabby Parisian boarding house in 1819 is the setting where his colorful characters collide. The sprawling, vibrant, and turbulent Paris of the post-Napoleonic era is itself a major character in the novel, an emblem of the social upheaval that Balzac portrays so brilliantly.
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.