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Virtual meeting - Book 124: The Ship of Fools
Virtual meeting - Book 124: The Ship of Fools Picture
Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 @ 19:00
see Webex link in the event description, Geneva
NOTE: THIS MEETING IS ORGANISED VIRTUALLY. Please copy the below link and paste it in your web browser.


The Ship of Fools has established Cristina Peri Rossi, author of a dozen other books of poetry and prose, as a leading writer in Europe and Latin America. This is her most important work in English and is recognized as a modern classic. The novel seemingly takes the form of a mosaic of travel vignettes, as the reader follows the protagonist, Equis, a misfit who travels to a number of deliberately vague locations. By inviting the reader to see modern society through the eyes of the main character, Peri Rossi is using the technique of defamiliarization to produce a biting satire of today's world. Masculinity and power are dominant themes in this innovative novel by a major feminist writer. Biting satire . . . worthy of Gulliver’s Travels.” —Women’s Review of Books [180 pages, published in 1984]

Presenter: Nicole
Starting time: 19:15 sharp

1. Members introduction (10 minutes)
2. Brief introduction of next book (5 minutes)
3. Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
– A brief history of author’s life
– A short summary of the book
– Main/new ideas/themes
4. Group discussion (45-60 minutes), member’s personal view about the book, opposing ideas.

Map: http://www.lafea.org/contacts.htm

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting.

Look forward to see you all!

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