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Book Group Meetings, Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 5:30pm
In Search of Lost Time
Members $70; Public $100, Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month; 5:30-6:30 pm
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The Late Mattia Pascal
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Luigi Pirandello
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Jim Thompson
Members of MI Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Ivy Compton-Burnett
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings - Proust - In Search of Lost Time
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 5:30pm

Proust Group

In Search of Lost Time

Since 2001 under the leadership of Dr. Mark Calkins, the Mechanics’ Institute hosts the Proust Society of America, a semester-based reading and discussion group of In Search of Lost Time. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. The new semester begins on March 8th. Registration is required.

Members $70; Public $100
Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month; 5:30-6:30 pm

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Late Mattia Pascal

by Luigi Pirandello

What happens when Mattia Pascal finds that he has been mistakenly declared dead?

The New York Times Book Review calls this novel,

Very funny, often hilariously so. It is also moving, disturbing, tragic. For Pirandello saw comedy residing in “the fundamental contradiction .... between human aspiration and frailty,” a contradiction that induced “a certain perplexity between weeping and laughing.”

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Killer Inside Me

by Jim Thompson

The deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas has a deadly secret.

Members of MI Only; Free
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No registration required.

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

A House and Its Head

by Ivy Compton-Burnett

This book casually pokes fun at the art of idle gossip while exploring gender struggles and the family dynamic. The New York Review of Books says,

The long, endlessly surprising conversational duels at the center of Compton-Burnett's works are confrontations between the unspoken and the unspeakable, and in them the dynamics of power and desire are dramatized as nowhere else.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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No registration required.