Literary Classics

You may have heard of or seen the very dark movie “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” that in the mid 1960’s was named simply to pose the question, “who’s afraid of living life without false illusions?”.  The title might have affected your decision to pick up one of Virginia Woolf’s short stories or novels, or to learn more about this famous British author’s short life and extraordinary literary achievements.

Now is your chance to read and discuss Woolf’s authentic writing style and get a better understanding of her view of the early 1920’s world she experienced and describes through vivid characterizations. 

Clearly Woolf analyzed the literature of the day and took it upon herself to write in her own “intellectually honest” voice about what it is like to be conscious and truly alive.  She changed the way authors approach modern fiction to this day.

In Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway”, we live one day in her life, in the month of June, in the London, England, of the 1920’s.

As we continue our series with Woolf and move on to other noted classic authors, we invite you to come join us with the readings, followed or interrupted by lively discussions.

(The full text of Mrs Dalloway and other literary classics can be found at Project Gutenberg Australia, a treasure-trove of free literature:   Mrs Dalloway is 125 pages long that you may not want to print but can access on free wifi at cSpace.)

We invite you to join us:

When: Mondays
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Dates: Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18
Where: Marda Loop Community Hall Boardroom, 3130-16th St, SW (wifi available)

William Hatherell, originally from Brisbane, Australia, has an extensive literary background including a master’s degree on the poetry of William Wordsworth from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Australian literature from the University of Queensland.

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Link to the Literary Classics Group Page (Note: you need to be a group member to access this page)

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