Author Archives: cenminzhao

The Friendly Persuasion

We have been reading Jessamyn West’s The Friendly Persuasion, for the past two months. We will meet again on Thursday, August 17, 8:30 pm at my place. See you then. Here is a blurb about the book from Amazon: A … Continue reading

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Living Buddha, Living Christ

For this month we are reading Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Nanh. It is supposed to be very good, and since we haven’t read any philosophy in a long time, this should be good. We did not decide … Continue reading

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Rilke’s Book of Hours

For this month we are reading Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours. I also highly recommend his “Duino Elegies”, particularly the first couple, then if you have time move on to the “Sonnets to Orpheus. ” It’s all really wonderful stuff. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Meeting tonight

Just a reminder that we will be meeting tonight at 8:30 to discuss Leslie Marmon Silko’s book Ceremony. Hope you all can make it. Feel free to bring a friend, some treats, and some good literature to share.

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Ceremony

For this month we are reading Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. Here is the synopsis from Amazon: Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that … Continue reading

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On letter writing

Debra sent this beautiful essay to me, so I thought I would share it. It echoes much of what I feel about the art of letter writing, and of course, it is related to the book we are reading for … Continue reading

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The Delicacy and Strength of Lace

For this month we are reading The Delicacy and Strength of Lace, which is the correspondence between the poet James Wright and the novelist Leslie Marmon Silko. Here is the synopsis from Amazon: Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright met only … Continue reading

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