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  • * Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group: A School for Fools by Sasha Sokolov

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    Name: * Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group: A School for Fools by Sasha Sokolov
    Date: August 13, 2017
    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Join our group of bibliophiles as we discuss A School for Fools. By turns lyrical and philosophical, witty and baffling, A School for Fools confounds all expectations of the novel. Here we find not one reliable narrator but two “unreliable” narrators: the young man who is a student at the “school for fools” and his double. What begins as a reverie (with frequent interruptions) comes to seem a sort of fairy-tale quest not for gold or marriage but for self-knowledge. The currents of consciousness running through the novel are passionate and profound. Memories of childhood summers at the dacha are contemporaneous with the present, the dead are alive, and the beloved is present in the wind. Here is a tale either of madness or of the life of the imagination in conversation with reason, straining at the limits of language; in the words of Vladimir Nabokov, “an enchanting, tragic, and touching book.” New members welcomed! Call Mila, (978) 598-5000 x115 for more information.
    Location:
    Museum of Russian Icons 203 Union Street Clinton, MA 01510
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday, August 13, 3:00 – 5:00pm
    Contact Information:
    (978) 598 5000
    Fees/Admission:
    Free
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