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Race and Identity in American Literature: A Book Discussion Series

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As we anticipate the March 8 lecture by prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in Ketchum, co-sponsored by The Community Library and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, we will explore his novel and two other seminal American novels from the second half of the 20th century. The reading list is constructed by recommendations from Nguyen, who also is a professor of American Studies (see the interview with him in The New York Times Book Review from January 30, 2017: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/books/review/viet-thanh-nguyen-by-the-book.html). We will begin with Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, then read Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, and conclude with Nguyen’s The Sympathizer. The discussions will be moderated by Jenny Emery Davidson, the Library’s executive director.

3 – February 14: Woman Warrior

We’ll discuss the first three chapters of the memoir (approximately the first 100 pages).

Details

Date:
February 14
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

The Community Library
Phone:
208.726.3493
Email:
info@comlib.org
Website:
http://www.comlib.org

Venue

The Community Library Lecture Room
415 Spruce Ave North
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Phone:
208-726-3493
Website:
www.comlib.org/