November 2012 Book Selection

Our next book selection is the novel Hopscotch by the Argentinian writer, Julio Cortazar. We will next meet on Tuesday, November 6. Feel free to bring a like-minded friend. And of course, as is our practice, bring some poetry to share with the rest of us.

Here is a blurb about the book from Amazon:

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves “the Club.” A child’s death and La Maga’s disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, free-wheeling account of Oliveira’s astonishing adventures.

 

We had a nice meeting this past Tuesday sharing our favorite Pablo Neruda poems. It is always so nice to sit back and listen to others read to you, especially poetry. Listening to Neruda feels like having the green sea wash over you. It is cleansing, sometimes a bit shocking, and yet always soothing.

Thanks to Nephi for the nice Norwegian cheese and to Kayla for the fresh garden tomatoes.

 

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