Saturday, September 26, 2020

October 30, 2020—"A Madman's Diary," by Lu Xun

The next meeting of Great Books KC will be October 30, 2020.

Meeting Content:
     We will discuss "A Madman’s Diary," by Lu Xun.
     Greg Brown recommends the book, "Lu Xun : The Real Story of Ah-Q and 
     Other Tales of China," published by Penguin Classics.
     "A Madman's Diary" is in that book and only 20 pages long, so Greg Brown 
     recommended also reading "The Real Story of Ah-Q."

Meeting Time and Place:
     Date: October 30, 2020
     Time: 7:00 pm
     Zoom on-line conference
          —an email with link to join will be sent prior to meeting.
          —the link is sent to a limited mailing list of those who have either attended 
                 a meeting this year or have requested that their name be included 
                 on the mailing list.

Description of Book:
     "A Madman's Diary" is a short story published in 1918 by Lu Xun, a 
     Chinese writer. It was the first and most influential modern work written 
     in vernacular Chinese in the republican era, and would become a corner
     stone piece of the New Culture Movement. The story was often referred 
     to as "China's first modern short story." This book was selected as one 
     of the 100 best  books in history by the Bokklubben World Library.

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