Classic & Contemporary Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 9 7 pm at Main Library
Our May title is the short story “The Dead” by James Joyce
“The Dead” is one of the twentieth century’s most beautiful pieces of short literature. Taking his inspiration from a family gathering held every year on the Feast of the Epiphany, Joyce pens a story about a married couple attending a Christmas-season party at the house of the husband’s two elderly aunts. A shocking confession made by the husband’s wife toward the end of the story showcases the power of Joyce’s greatest innovation: the epiphany, that moment when everything, for character and reader alike, is suddenly clear.
Copies may be picked up at the Main Library Circulation Desk.