Lit Society Book Club Meets Wed. 11/19 7pm Library Lab 1015B
The Literature Society’s first book club gathering will be November 19th at 7 p.m. in the DMZ, Lab 1015B, in the Library. Students and professors of all majors and disciplines are encouraged to attend. Professor Anthony Domestico of the literature board of study will lead a discussion of the book The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald.
About the book: Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower is a masterpiece of compression and intelligence. Fitzgerald takes as her subject Novalis, a German Romantic poet who lived and wrote in the late eighteenth century, weaving together his life and writing into a heady mixture that examines, among other things, the nature of love, poetry, philosophy, religion, politics, history, and death. According to The New York Times this novel “convey[s] more reality than any amount of impasto description and research.”
You can check out The Blue Flower at the Library, it’s located in the Popular Collection shelved under “F” for Fitzgerald. Affordable copies of the book can be found online or at a local bookstore. Note that a copy of the book is not necessary to attend the event. All are welcome!