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Great Literature Discussion: The Bell by Iris Murdoch (Online)

August 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A lay community of people is encamped outside an abbey. A new bell is being installed when the old bell, a legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. Things begin to change while the wise Abbess watches and exercises discreet authority. This funny, sad, and moving novel is about religion, sex, and the fight between good and evil.

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 complete access information, including Meeting ID, please see this week’s Ethical Weekly email or contact Gunther.

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August 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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