Saturday, May 1, 2021

Meetings During the Month of May 2021

 There will be two meetings of Great Books KC during the month of May. The first meeting will be May 14, 2021 to discuss The Real Life of Sebastian Knightby Vladimir Nabokov. The second meeting will be May 28, 2021 to discuss Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, by Nikolai Leskov. 

First Meeting:

  • Date: May14, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom On-Line Meeting
  • Book Title: The Real Life of Sebastian Knightby Vladimir Nabokov.
  • An email with link to join will be sent prior to meeting.
  • The link is sent to a limited mailing list of frequent attenders. 
  • Requests to be added to the mailing list may be sent to GreatBooksKC@gmail.com .
  • The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is the first English language novel by Vladimir Nabokov, written from late 1938 to early 1939 in Paris and first published in 1941. A work centered on language and its inability to convey any satisfactory definition, it has been identified as a forerunner of the postmodernist novel.
Second Meeting:
  • Date: May 28, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Zoom On-Line Meeting
  • Book Title: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, by Nikolai Leskov
  • An email with link to join will be sent prior to meeting.
  • The link is sent to a limited mailing list of frequent attenders.
  • Requests to be added to the mailing list may be sent to GreatBooksKC@gmail.com .
  • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District is an 1865 novella originally published in Fyodor Dostoyevshy's magazine Epoc. Among its themes are the subordinate role expected from women in 19th-century European society, adultery, provincial life and the planning of murder by a woman, hence the title inspired by the Shakespearean character Lady Macbeth from his play Macbeth.