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Offering you an opportunity to get "inside the story" of world famous art and culture 
with expert instructors in their fields.

Our programs are detailed explorations into a particular artistic genre or 
movement aimed at satisfying the curiosity of those who want to develop or enhance their appreciation of the creative mind at work.

THE BOOK OF THE YEAR -- "LINCOLN IN THE BARDO" BY GEORGE SAUNDERS -- A CLOSE READING WITH CRITIC AND AUTHOR DAVID ULIN APRIL 13 AND 20 FROM 10:00-NOON SOLD OUT

 

It's only February and the book of 2017 has arrived!  Exalted by critics, "Lincoln in the Bardo" by MacArthur Genius Award winner George Saunders, is sure to captivate and enrich all of us who love great literature.  As David Ulin put it in his recent glowing review of the novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo is remarkable; let's get that out of the way first."  
 
The structure of this remarkable novel is a kind of oral history - a collage built from a series of testimonies, some delivered from the novel's characters and some drawn from historical sources. The narrator becomes a curator of sorts, who arranges this kaleidoscope of voices into a stirring and emotional linear story. Unfolding over one night in a graveyard in Washington D.C., the novel (George Saunders' first) tells a story about a father's grief over the loss of his son and its effect on the country that he serves.  Lincoln is, of course, our former President whose son Willie died of typhus at the age of 11 in 1862.  

 

 

 

The novel's deep emotional resonance, historical context and innovative structure deserve a close and nuanced reading.  We hope you can join us on this special adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES: 2 THURSDAY MORNINGS April 13, 20 at 10:00

WHERE: Pasadena Address Forwarded Upon Enrollment

TICKETS: Sold Out