Morning Book Group
Wednesday March 20, 2013
Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 11 AM, from September to June, for a discussion led by a library staff member. This year's theme is the world of artists in fictional novels.
This month's title: The Way to Paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa
View The Way to Paradise in our catalog.
You can pick up a copy of this book at the circulation desk.
"The great Peruvian man of letters, Mario Vargas Llosa, is truly at home in the world at large. He knows the world as only a true cosmopolite does, writing knowledgeably about places far from his native Andean land. Following the staggering historical novel Feast of the Goat (2001), Vargas Llosa now offers another prodigious novel rather.
"It is also a fictional biography--a dual fictional biography, in this case--of the early-nineteenth-century French-Peruvian workers'-rights activist Flora Tristan and her grandson, famous painter Paul Gauguin. In alternating chapters, the author meticulously fashions portraits of these two vibrant individuals as he follows Flora in touring France to carry out her campaign to promote labor organization and equality in marriage, and Paul in awakening to his innate sexuality, to say nothing of tapping into his formidable artistic talent, by abandoning France for the South Pacific. The necessity of personal freedom to express oneself and accomplish one's life's work is at the heart of this novel, which is ripe with detail but never sinks under the plentitude." -Booklist
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Location: Study Room 1A
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